Friday, May 4, 2018

Cat Burglar SS - May

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 10 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

Sit down and let me tell you the story of the cat burglar. Back in 1989 my husband, then boyfriend, was deployed to Iraq and for the first time I was alone in our home for what felt like eternity.
I did have Max. My orange tabby. He was my buddy, my snuggle kitty and companion.
I was in bed one night and kept hearing a noise outside. Concerned because there had been issues in our neighborhood with break-ins.
Finally dozing off, tossing and turning, I hear something in my hallway. I'll admit, I'm a little freaked out. Laying there trying to decide what to do. Okay this is long before cell phones or cordless phones. I did have a baseball bat near my bed.
Staying very still, listening and watching for any movement. Then it happens...the toilet flushes. I'm like OMG this jerk has broken in and now is using my bathroom?!?!
Ever so slowly I scooted to the edge of the bed, reached for my Louisville Slugger and rolled on to the floor. Low crawling toward the door, I froze, the toilet flushed again. Dear lord what was he doing in there?
Inching toward the hallway, listening and trying not to breath. I make it to the door, ever so quietly I stand up. Bat in hand, ready to swing, stepping into the hall and making my way to the bathroom door. I see it is standing wide open, gee guess he's not a shy burglar.
Simultaneously I jump in the door way, flip on the light and scream. Don't ask me why I screamed I guess I thought it would scare the burglar into submission.
And then, the toilet flushed.
There, sitting on the seat, entertaining himself with the swirling water...was Max. My cat was flushing my toilet at 3 a.m.
Relief flooded me and then I was mad. This dad gum cat had woken me up at 3 a.m. all because he was entertaining himself watching the water swirl in the bowl.
Then the laughter hit. I must have laughed for an hour. I said to myself, I can't wait for him to call and tell him all about the "cat burglar".

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado                  
The Lieber Family Blog              
The Bergham Chronicles               
Southern Belle Charm                 
 The Blogging 911                   
Never Ever Give Up Hope           
Cognitive Script                        
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom  
My Brand of Crazy                    

Your “Secret Subject” is:
Tell a funny story (true or made up) about your pet (or a pet you wish you had).
It was submitted by:         Cat


  1. OK, that was absolutely hysterical, especially because you told me exactly what was going on in your head every step of the way. And BTW, you're more brave than I am. Grab a bat? I would have jumped out the window.

  2. Oh, you got me good!!! Because the title was "cat burglar" of course I thought this strange individual that was using your toilet stole Max!

  3. LOL! My cat has never been coordinated enough to do something like that!! He just roams the house at 3am, crying. That's why we keep him in the downstairs bathroom at night!

  4. ha. I wish I could teach all these furry heathens to flush a toilet. and use it!


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