28 May 2010

Feline Friday: The Well-Trained Cat

Let me preface this post by stating that this photo is NOT a reenactment of the story you are about to read.

Monday morning, Spouse and I were sitting at the kitchen table quietly reading the newspaper and enjoying our morning coffee when we heard this all-too-familiar sound:


"SOMEBODY'S PUKING!" Spouse bellowed. Not being a cat person, kitty hurling makes him a tiny bit crazy.

On the other hand, I'm so accustomed to it that I carry a bottle of carpet cleaner with me at all times. I hopped up from the table to determine which cat had just thrown up and where.

Dining room - clear!

Family room - clear!

Living room - clear!

At that moment, I saw Lily leaving the bathroom. Although it's not one bit ladylike, she routinely drinks from the commode.

I looked around the bathroom and, seeing no mess, happened to glance in the toilet.

There was Lily's food, floating in the water.

Lily had thrown up in the toilet.

In. The. Toilet.

Even Spouse was amazed. Too bad he flushed the evidence.


Daisy said...

Lily, that is very, very impressive!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh my gosh I wish Sugar and Nimue would do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe Lily can give him lessons. Better yet, maybe she can start a nation-wide lecture tour, sponsored by the American Carpet Association.

Heather said...

What???? That is hilarious!! Smart kitty! I wish our cats would learn the same courtesy! :op

Judy said...

Oh, I so wish that my cats would learn to do that. They both tend to puke once in awhile and the food I give them is dark brown/red...so it leaves a spot on the carpet. I have bought the Oxy carpet cleaner (I believe that you may have recommended it in another post)..but it would be so great if they would puke in the toilet. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

I just had to stop by on this post and say WOW! I thought this story was hilarious. What a smart kitty Lily is! :)

Kristina said...

Way to go Lily!

KarenSue said...

well, I believe it! afterall, she does ring her bag of bells when she is hungry!

Cheri said...

LOL! Smart kitty! We sorta had Reuben trained to throw up on the linoleum at least, instead of the carpet. :)