Thursday, July 19, 2012

Flashback Friday


There are many comfy spots to sleep in around our house.  There's sun puddles most of the day, and all the kitty pillows on the beds.  But the bestest place to sleep doesn't exist anymore.  A mean and cold hearted mom took them away two years ago.  Our homemade kitty ham-micks are now only a pleasant memory.

When I was a kitten I loved to shred things.  I guess I never did outgrow that love.  One of the best things to shred was the underside of the box springs on the bed.  I would lie on my back and scratch away.  Many happy hours were spent blissfully shredding the netting and tearing away the stuffing inside the bed.  What lovely days those were!

When the holes were big enough, kitties could fit inside the netting and, at last, even the bed.  Those bed netting ham-micks were so sweet!  Soon the other kitties were sleeping in them too.  What delightful dreams we had, and in so cozy a location!

Eventually I dug clear through to the top side of the mattress.  The holes weren't THAT big, I mean, I couldn't fit through them, but these really big springs with sharp points did.  First there was one, then another, and then another.  The mom couldn't flip the mattress over, cause guess why! The holes were even bigger on that side!

Although I didn't give it much thought, I should have known the mom didn't want to pick up all those pieces of stuffing.  Even worse, she didn't like sleeping with those points sticking in her.  She decided to destroy our utopia and buy a new bed when she had to sleep bent like an "L" with her body across the short side of the mattress and her legs pointing up to the headboard.  But she had to wait for a tax return.  Ok, whatever THAT is.  Unfortunately for us it must have come quickly.

The most nefarious part of the plan was a nasty shock!  She put down sheets of plywood under the box springs!  How she lives with herself I am still trying to figure out.  And she did the same thing to The Girl's new bed too!  I tried scratching those sheets of wood and they were not pleasant or enjoyable.

So now we have to sleep on the top of the beds, not on the underside or the inside.  Gone are the days when you could look under the bed and see a couple kitty lumps hanging down in the netting, snoozing contentedly.


Everyone have a great weekend!

28 comments:

brandi said...

HA! Mine mommy gots a new bed with chains instead of cloth last time on the underneath. I know the sad feeling....
Why they have to do that to us is beyond me.
But the whole bed is mine. MINE I tell you.
Like I said. HA! Who won?? ME!

Prancer Pie said...

We were just tellin Sparkle how our Mommy ruins our good times, too. Your home made hammicks sound like they were pawsome! Too bad you don't have them anymore. Happy weekend, anyway. xoxo

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

The old bed at our house had those hammocks too! It was cool. But for some reason, when the bed got replaced none of us made new ones.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

oh you poor kitties! That sounds like an awesome place to snooze!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Why, that's just an OUTRAGE, that's what it is!! The Kitties Who Came Before did an excellent job of hammick-making so I had only to avail myself of that wonderful space! Neither they nor I actually burrowed into the mattress itself though, so kudos to y'll for that. Though I guess in a way, it was your undoing. Humans are SUCH spoil-sports.

Father Tom said...

Sleeping under the bed, literally!!
I never thought about that. You gave me an idea, but don't tell Mom Julie!

You have a good weekend, too!

Tom
xx

Hilary said...

Thank you so much for leaving words of comfort for me on the passing of my beloved cat, Alex. Marc and I are heartbroken. We know we did the right thing, and every day we realize how much Alex was “preparing us” during the last few weeks, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We can’t stop the tears…. But having wonderful friends, like you, and the support of the CB is making it better….

Marg said...

Oh Oui Oui, we must all be cousins of yours. We did the exact same thing to our two beds. We love to sleep up in the slats of the bed. All the stuff is hanging down and looks just wonderful to us. That is a great story. You should see our chairs, they are in shreds. Good thing no one comes to see the Person. Take care. Big hugs to all of you.

The Island Cats said...

We like to scratch the underside of the beds too. We haven't gone clear through to the mattress yet (we better get working on that), but we've made a mess. So much so, that one bed our mom has blocked off totally so we can't get underneath...but we keep trying!

Mariodacat said...

i tell you - these oomans are out to get us and all our best places. How dare your typist do that to you.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

Oh my! Glad MoMo didn't know about THAT!

Happy weekend!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our mum has spoiled our fun - she has drawers fitted under her bed and we can't squeeze underneath them.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Repositório said...

Have a great weekend!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Hee-hee! Oui Oui, we wuz you! Pungy kept at it till we split the woods Mumsy had up around the bed! We gots our wonderful hamer-icks made jut so purrfect. We sure wish we could invite you over, you'd love it.

We'll think of you...has a happy!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

HEY!......We did same thin!!Actually started by owr ancestorz who came before, but we STILL pullin da stuffin owt ov da boxspring! hehehe..... Unfortunetly da mom jus learned sumthin from your mom..... plywood !!! ^..^ Yeah Duhhh mom ^..^
We don't know if a New bed iz in da near future, but when it doez show up, da plywood won't be too far behind! ^..^

Julia Williams said...

Awwww.... that's too bad she took away your comfy spot! I can't say that I blame her, however ... and now she will be more rested so perhaps she'll play lots of fun games with you in between your naps. And you still have sun puddles!!

Katie Isabella said...

The cat who came way before, Robin did that too! She did it with the kid's beds. Mom was NOT amused.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

this was too adorable. you brought back such good memories for my Mom. My Grandpa Bobo used to do the same thing. Mom had forgotten. Mom was totally smitten with the photos on your blog today, simply precious.

Katnip Lounge said...

Well. That is just a CRIME! Your Mom oughtta be ashamed, pulling such a nefarious stunt...
hmph.

ABBY said...

My my my what we've missed. Wish we had thought of that. Mom and Dad have one of those beds now that goes up and down and is foam. So even armed now with this we wouldn't be able to achieve one of these hammicks.

*sigh*

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Keisha said...

I mostly sleeps on the floor. :)

meowmeowmans said...

Sweet Oui Oui, we are so sorry that the Mom ruined your wonderful ham-micks. Seriously, humans just don't understand about these things. The meanies at PAWS got rid of a stuffed chair after the SMART kittehs had made some nice holes, sleepy spots and tunnels. They "replaced" it with a cat tree (nice, but just not the same, you know?).

Have a great weekend, dear friends!

Pee ess: Saturday is Sammy's Gotcha Day, if you want to stop by. :)

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We must do a flashback Friday sometime. I love yours.

Willow said...

You should get Mom to get real hammicks since the homemade ones were taken away. They can be as great to sleep in and are similar to ones that were gone.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Humans just seem to enjoy ruining our good times! Like when I start tearing her receipts to shreds - she hates that, but they look so much more artistic that way!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

When I was still living in France I used to do that too! But here in the US, my human bought a strange bed: we can't go under it. There are drawers under the bed!!
Purrs

rumpydog.com said...

Sorry, I have to delete this before June Buggie sees it! I don't wanna give him any ideas.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hope you continued with your sleepy spots and got lots of extra zzzzs.
Oh, thanks for stopping by and leaving the mom birthday wishes for her special day!