Em here, so is anyone else into the funny cat pictures on the internet trend? I have to admit, I totally am. They. Are. Adorable.
If I am having a bad day, there is literally nothing that a little funny cat video can't fix.
My husband thinks it's weird, and I have to admit I kind of do to sometimes too. I think "Why look at virtual cats when we could just get one? Oh yeah, we live in an apartment...that's supposed to be pet free (we still have our little hedgehog Gypsy though)". Anyways, I think that sometimes when you want a pet sooooo badly you forget what a nuisance they can be. Fun! They are fun, but they can be a nuisance. If you don't believe me look up "dog shaming", or the slightly more attitude driven "cat shaming".
And then watch this video.
I laughed for days.
Michelle sent us this pin, which her cat loving claimed for herself.
I think everyone has seen this pin in one form or another. I actually have this in my bathroom with all my brushes in it just like the picture ( I have those fake colored gems in the vase though, I'm not much of a coffee person).
Michelle liked the idea of having this for organizational purposes and here is what she had to say about it:
"This isn't so much a Pinstrosity as it is a cautionary tale for people with pets who like to try ideas from Pinterest, but I have to share anyways.
...Yesterday, I found a container at Target that I liked and filled it with my favorite makeup brushes, eyeliners, and shadow sticks. It looked great and I went on with my day.
That afternoon, I was cleaning my makeup brushes and our youngest cat, Abby, jumped up onto the counter. She began smelling the brushes, picked up one of my eye shadow brushes, and took off with it. I retrieved it and put it back. She began meowing constantly, then jumped back onto the counter and took off with it again. After repeating this several times I began spritzing her with water and finally got her to leave them alone. I even left the spray bottle in front of the container to scare her off.
Before I went to bed, I found one shadow brush in the master bedroom, DOA. (attached picture) Again, when I took it away from her she cried so much that my boyfriend came and asked what I had done to her.
This morning two more makeup brushes and a lip gloss were on the floor.
This evening those 2 brushes are MIA. I give up. At least they were cheap..."
Now I really can't think of any way to keep your kitty out of this, but it comes as a cautionary tale for all you animal people! Critters love new and oh so available items, so try to keep them out of reach! I think we forget how resourceful they can be in the wee hours of the night and when they desperately want something.
I don't see myself having any issues with Gypsy on this topic, unless she is Superhog and specifically learned to open her cage, was tall enough to climb out, then shimmied her way up the bathroom counter and proceeded to lick all my brushes, that girl loves to lick.
Anyone have any good solutions for this?
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Happy Wednesday Pinstrosipeeps!