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The Battle for the Tank Top Storage Shelf

The Background:
I'm not a tidy housekeeper and sometimes some of my clothes get stored on the floor or on furniture. Furthermore, there isn't enough room in my study for everything that I want to keep in here.

The Setting:
My study. The computer is near the back wall.

Against the wall opposite the door is a large "zero gravity recliner" that the cats like to sleep in, especially when it has unsorted clean laundry in it. At the moment, it holds a large, inflated exercise ball, which the cats hate because it makes weird squeaky noises and sometimes chases them and it's bigger than they are.

Near the door is a storage area consisting of 2' wide and 2' deep shelves, some with wire mesh dividers. When I'm being on the tidier side, I store some of my clothes in there.

Long sleeve sweaters and sweatshirts
Long pants
Short sleeved knitted shirts Long sleeved knitted shirts
Shorts Knitted tank tops
Laundry basket storage

The Gathering Storm:
I notice a lot of tank tops on the floor. I assume that I dumped them there after doing laundry and forgot to put them away. I put them away.

A couple of days later, I notice a lot of tank tops on the floor again. I think "I thought I put these away. Guess not." I put them away.

Their Finest Hour:
Late one evening I hear a soft rhythmic scraping sound. I look in the direction of the sound and see my cat Biscuit standing on her hind legs, scraping tank tops out of the tank top storage shelf. Once she has cleared enough room on the shelf, she hops in, lies down, and goes to sleep.

Well, I think she would have lain down and gone to sleep if I hadn't interrupted her by laughing uproariously.

The Grand Alliance:
A short time later, I find Angus on the shelf.

The Hinge of Fate:
The next day, I put the tank tops back on the shelf.

That evening I hear the sound of a cat tongue scraping against fabric. The tank tops are on the floor. Biscuit is back in the shelf, nonchalantly cleaning herself (and the few remaining tank tops that she's using as a bed cushion).

Closing the Ring:
Biscuit is now scraping the tank tops off the shelf nightly.

How long will it take for her to defeat the evil forces who invaded the recliner and installed the exercise ball in it?


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 15th, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
Kitties get exercise removing the tank tops.
Human gets exercise returning the tank tops.
A Win/Win situation, a bit hard on the clothes, but otherwise a purrrfect plan.

BTW, here's a new word I ran across.
floordrobe n. A pile of discarded clothes on the floor of a person's room. [Blend of floor and wardrobe.]
Jul. 15th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)

I have one of those.

(what a great word.)
Jul. 15th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
A Win/Win situation, a bit hard on the clothes, but otherwise a purrrfect plan.

Yeah! Maybe I can make zillions selling it as a new exercise fad.

"floordrobe" - perfect!
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
Now I want to know what happens in Triumph and Tragedy!
Jul. 15th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Stay tuned!
Jul. 15th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
That is too hilarious! I have 2 cats and they get weird on me too. All of a sudden they decide on new places to lay and nothing will keep them out. My Morris kitty's new thing is a closet shelf in the bathroom. He gets up there with his 20 lb butt and just pushes things off until he has a enough room. Silly cat.

Today is the KAL in Hercules again. Will we be seeing you there?
Jul. 15th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Aha, so it's a Cat Plot!

No time for KAL today, sorry! (Especially since I just got up 15 mins ago.) I hope to join y'all soon.
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
LOL I'm living out of a suitcase in my living room during the work on the condo, and in the evenings, I have the suitcase flat on the floor with the top open and Spirit keeps settling in on my clothes. I'll wait until I get the rest of the furniture back and stuff unpacked to be sure, but I think I might need to get a floor pillow for the cats. It's not that there's less furniture for them to sit on, but sitting around on the floor is not going to be as comfortable on laminate as on carpet.
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Mine only like the bare floor when it's hot. Then they stretch out as long as they can on it.
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