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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Boston Baked Bean

For this week's Camera Critters our cat Bean is the unfortunate star.

A little background is required: we had sold our home in Chicago, and after all the packing was done and the truck had already left for St. Paul, the prospective owner decided he couldn't wait until we left to begin renovating. His impatience left Bean with a sort of kitty PTSD to this day.
While we were away for the day, he decided to remove all of the carpet and linoleum on both floors of the house. [Our neighbors said it was like a scene from 'The Money Pit' when all of the workers converge on the old house.] The loud and tumultuous process apparently was done in a very short time, while our poor dog and cat were likely scurrying to get out of the way, hiding and otherwise being scared out of their wits.
Fast forward nearly two years later: whenever Bean hears loud engines, doors slamming or machines droning she runs for cover. This photo shows her in the least pathetic of her hiding places...even a little comical because although she wears a menacing scowl, she thought she was safely hidden. Actually she was really in plain sight on top of our chest-on-chest. Poor kitty.
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16 comments:

ratmammy said...

First off, Bean looks like our beloved departed Alice! Second, i can't believe what your poor animals endured when those thoughtless people converged too early before the move! I don't blame Bean for being so afraid of noises like that!

Corey~living and loving said...

sweet kitty. I'm sorry she gets so scared. poor kitty!

AppleDebbie said...

Poor Bean... it's unbelievable how thoughtless people can be at times! Bean is a beautiful kitty... tell her that she found the perfect hiding place. I never would have noticed her in the basket. hehe!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Poor kitty.I hate when cats get upset like that.They have feelings too.

babooshka said...

No wonder Bean was afraid. My post today is about thoughtless humans and poor birds. He is so cute though.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

our cats always wiggled their way into the smallest of baskets even if there were parts hanging out.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Awww.... that's just super sad... breaks my heart. Bean is so cute, the basket is a perfect little spot to snuggle in.

Julie Schuler said...

I wonder about my kitty having had a traumatic experience before we got him. Ever since we got him, Hugo has been a hidey-cat. Very skittish. Jumps ass over head if you make the slightest unexpected noise. But his brother, Henry, is a big orange sloth, the kids push cars into him all day long and he hardly moves! Sometimes brothers can be very different, I am learning.

Lara said...

poor Bean! I remember my cats being terrified by the drilling when installing the heating system!...

Judy said...

Poor kitty. We had a dog that hated thunder and hid in the basement every time there was a storm.

Kelly said...

Poor little Bean! Bless his heart. It's too bad you can't forward this post to those people who bought your house (maybe they'd learn somethin from this!)

Anyway, he's beautiful and I'm glad he had the basket to "hide" in!

Great photo and story!

Donna said...

AhhhhhPooooorThing!!! She's Pretty!hughugs

Judy said...

I tagged you with a meme if you want to play.

bobbie said...

Poor Bean! What kind of person would do that with animals in the house.

Misty Dawn said...

Awwwww poor Bean! I would have been furious is someone did that while my animals were still in the house.

People with Cameras said...

ahhh, she's a cutie. She looks like my Emmy, who does not like loud noises either...altho nothing traumatic happened to her...she's the ultimate scardy cat, lol