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August 22, 2008
Memorandum: Housekeeping

From: Management
To: the Cats (Mycah, Kismet, Packet)

It has come to our attention that in the past 24 hours, certain of the house rules have been, to be kind about it, overlooked. In light of this, we would like to remind you of the standards we expect our guests to maintain.

1) The litterboxes are intended to be used for certain biologically necessary functions. They are neither full of toys nor are they archaeological dig sites. Please use them for their intended function.

2) In a similar vein, the carpets are not to be used for litterbox activities. In short, don't poo on the carpet. We are not assigning any blame for the incident which occurred sometime while the Housekeeping staff was off duty this morning... but we are fairly certain it was Mycah. In future, please use the litterboxes.

3a) Though we have taken steps to avoid the formation of hairballs, our efforts have obviously been in vain. We shall redouble our efforts in this regard, but would appreciate it if, in future, hairball expulsion be carried out on a surface that is easier to clean than carpet. (See item #2 above.)

3b) In addition, it would help the Housekeeping staff immensely if, regardless of the surface upon which the hairballs are expelled, you would confine such activities to one spot, rather than making multiple attempts in multiple locations around the house.

4) As for #3b above, but substitute barf for hairball.

5) Be aware that carpet shampoo is not without cost. We would be most reluctant to be forced to choose between the purchase of carpet shampoo and a regular supply of Whiskas "Temptations" treats. Though regrettable, such a choice may be forced upon us due to budgetary constraints and your wholly voluntary behavior.

6) Please note that killing the Housekeeping staff while they are descending the stairs, though no doubt satisfying, would be a suboptimal long-term solution; as you are no doubt aware, you have neither opposable thumbs nor access to the car keys. Please attempt to avoid interfering with Staff while they are walking.

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.

The Management

From: the Cats (Mycah, Kismet, Packet)
To: the servant

Get bent. Bring on the treats.

No respect at all,
The Cats

The Carnival of the Cats this week is at The Catboys’ Realm with Kashim & Othello and Salmone.

But first, go visit the Modulator's Friday Ark.

Posted by Russ at 05:26 PM, August 22, 2008 in Animals & Memoranda

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Yoor return memorandum seems most appropriate...felines rule!

Posted by: Zippy, Sadie & Speedy at August 22, 2008 05:36 PM

They look a picture of innocence in that photograph (which of course they are)

A Feliway diffuser or two around the house might help with the Mycha/poo events.

Posted by: Jane at August 23, 2008 05:11 AM

Hehe...was there any boycotts after the letter?

Posted by: Moki at August 23, 2008 10:28 PM

They seemed mostly nonplussed, but Mycah did drop a dookie next to, rather than in, her litterbox.

And I caught Kismet with a switchblade, but fortunately the "no opposable thumbs" issue was his undoing.

Posted by: Russ at August 23, 2008 10:37 PM

Purrfect response, you guys. Just because they have the opposable thumbs doesn't mean they can boss you around.

Posted by: HotMBC at August 27, 2008 12:46 PM

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