Tuesday, May 23, 2006

It's a Pandemic!

Our mom thinks she keeps a pretty clean house (despite the persistent cat hair on every horizontal--and sometimes vertical, thankyouverymuch--surface), but this weekend, she discovered an area she had been neglecting.

Making room for a new stove, she moved the old one away from the wall. Along with loads of dust (isn't that what the broom is for, darling?), a gaggle of milk jug rings was revealed.

"Holy crap! Look at the milk jug rings under here!" she exclaimed, upon seeing the first five or six.

Yes, I said first five or six.

As the stove moved further away from the wall, more rings were exposed.

"Oh my gosh...this is unbelievable! BRACH! Haven't you been looking for all of these?"

Brach, napping on the back of the couch, lifted his head, let out a squeak and went back to his slumber.

"I can not believe this! I guess it makes sense. I give Brach the milk jug ring every time I open a gallon of milk. I throw many of them away and there are one or two more in their toy basket, but I never really thought about accounting for every single one!"

There were twenty milk jug rings under the stove. TWEN-TY!

And seven hair bands (the kind that pull your hair back, not the 80's rocker variety...if Ratt or Quiet Riot were under the stove, I would really criticize my mom's housekeeping abilities!).

Fortunately, Mom is not known for her cooking. Or baking. Or even her ability to make Jello. If she were, those rings may have melted to the floor!

(Mom's note: There was adequate room between the bottom of the stove and the floor, allowing for proper ventilation, Empress)

Mom gave the hair bands to Mojo's mom (because she doesn't have long hair anymore) and spread the milk jug rings on the couch so she could obtain photographic evidence of this marvel. Within seconds, Brach was there, sniffing, because milk jug rings are one of his favorite toys. Twenty rings soon became nineteen, as Brach flicked one on the carpet and took off with it in his mouth.

Brach...finding twenty milk jug rings under the stove is not enough to stir you from your nap, but the capture of a single milk jug ring is?

Oh, brother!

13 comments:

DEBRA said...

Kukka

I thought Brach was trying to make a new emblem for the Catolympics!

*ABBY

Gemini said...

Momma didn't even look under our stove when she moved. We probably left lots of cool toys like milk jug rings behind. She thinks we might even have left a plate...

Zeus said...

This is too funny as it seems our human pets have more in common than I had thought. They both can't cook, and they both use hair-bands. Perhaps we picked up our pets from the same litter.

We had a similiar experience here when we moved from the apartment to the new house. The human pet found over thirteen sparkling apple ornaments that we had swiped off of her Christmas tree and threw under the refridgerator. She also found tampons, hair-bands, toy mice, and milk jug rings in the small closet containing the air machine. I thought it was hilarious that it took her all this time to find out where our hiding place was, but she was just muttering about having yet another place to clean so we could move.

The Meezers said...

Did Brach bring the milk jug band back to where the stove was and put it back there? Mommy keeps wondering where her tampons disappear to. Someday she will discover about 200 of them in a speshul hiding spot.

Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

oooooh, I lovelovelovelove milk rings!! Mom found loads when she cleaned out the apartment in Birmingham (where we lived before coming to NC). I think she may need to check out the stove here too....

Lizzie

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Unner the stove is the place where all our stuff goes too. Usually its the little plastic tops to the water bottles efurry pen in the house acoz Beau Beau doesn't tink pens belong anywhere cept onna floor.

William said...

We don't have milk jug rings at our house. Not only that, but we have a wall oven that we can't hide anything under. Can I come over and play at your house?

one of us said...

Now where are you going to put your stash Brach? Good job on the wreckage Kukka-Maria ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko

=^..^= said...

Could you donate 5 milk jug rings to the Catolympics, purrliss?

~Bombay

Les Trois Chats said...

HAHAHAHAHA...

Moose LOVES my daughter's and my hairbands. I keep mine in a cabinet, and if I have it open he is sneaking his head in there to steal one. Hers are easier to get - she leaves them all over the place. I have no doubt we have a similar collection under the stove. And the fridge. And the washing machine. And the dryer...

~ tammara

beingmccrary said...

I'm going to throw a milk jug ring at my brother and see what happens....

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We had a stash under the throwup couch in the living room. Mom found about a squillion milk tops when they moved it to shampoo the carpet, but she threw them all away!! Darn it...didn't she know we were saving them?

Victor Tabbycat said...

When we replaced the dishwasher, we found loads of stuff, but none was ours! There were school pictors of strange sticky little humans we've nefur met!
Mom an I haf a game going wif two tinsel balls an a mousey. I push them unner a closet door an she gets them out for me. She made the game tuffer yesterday when she put sumfing unner the door. That made it harder to push the toys unner, but I did it! Purr