Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Oh Dear...Now Mollie Is In Disgrace!

Over the years, my two kitties have got themselves into some right old scrapes. But my gorgeous 6 year old black and white rescue kitty called Mollie has well and truly excelled herself this time!
There I was last week, on the hottest day of the year here in the UK....grabbing a few minutes respite from final preparations for the Cheltenham workshop....when I heard someone knocking rather enthusiastically on my front door! I opened to find my elderly neighbour Jack, very red faced and a little bewildered...mumbling something on the lines that he hopes I have got good cat insurance and it was too hard to explain, I had better come and take a look instead!

Hmmm....sensing I was not going to like what he was about to show me, I braced myself well and truly.  We didn't have to go far....just to his front lounge window!!

Well...the story goes  that naughty Mollie, who is by nature a very friendly and nosey cat, decided to trot through my neighbour's open patio doors and make herself at home in his lounge whilst he was elsewhere in the house. Finally, when Jack emerged downstairs and walked into his lounge, Mollie  decided to make a quick exit out of the nearest open front window...only what she didn't bank on was that there were lace curtains in the way. In her blind panic, she completely shredded his curtains down one side, as well as making a massive hole so that she could jump right through and out of the window!!!

Well what else could I do....I had to apologise profusely, dig out my tape measure and measure up his rather large window (93" wide no less) and embark on ordering him a new curtain.  So much for my few minutes respite! Finally, after much trawling on the internet of all the main UK stores...I ended up going with  a specialist net curtain company, who were actually very reasonable and a replacement came very quickly. So today, we had the official hanging of Jack's new net curtain. He reckoned that it looked much better than the old tatty one...ha ha, I had to agree! It was nice to see him smiling again and he seemed very pleased indeed.

 But that is not the end of the story....as I have just had another knock on my door, and it was a delivery van with a little something with my name on and an accompanying card simply saying.....
 And this is what the little something was....

Awwww, as my Grandma used to say....
"all's well that ends well"!


Kitty And Kat Miniatures said...

That story just made my day!

The grandmommy said...

One good turn deserves another!

PILAR6373 said...

Menos mal que la travesura de Mollie ha tenido un buen final!!!!! Es bueno ser amiga de tus vecinos,nunca se sabe cuando te pueden ayudar y por lo que veo,tienes una vecina agradecida!!!!

Cestina said...

Aw - that whole tale made me smile on a dreary day in the Czech Republic :-)

Giac said...

Hello Celia,
stories like this are always such fun...when it isn't one's own cat. I'm glad everything turned out for the best.
Big hug,

KT Miniatures said...

Aww...thanks everyone for your kind comments. Mollie is steering well clear of Jack's house for the moment....thank goodness, ha ha. I think the whole experience frightened her big time! Isn't it weird how things turn out sometimes? I think Jack is considering ordering more curtains for his upstairs front windows now....he likes his new curtain so much! Celia

Donna S said...

What a lovely story Celia! Enjoyed it immensley.

jenann said...

Aw! I've missed visiting your website and blog over the last few months, but was delighted to see the lovely Mollie on this post - even if she was there for all the wrong reasons!
I'm glad you and Jack both benefitted from her handiwork (pawiwork?). Perhaps she just realised Jack needed new curtainsand tried to help?
Whilst she was busy working on interior decorating schemes, I was busy marrying off my son. Oooh, it was such a hot day!
Glad you and Jack are still friends and the bouquet was gorgeous.
Jenni x

KT Miniatures said...

Many thanks for stopping by ladies.

Hope your son's wedding went off ok Jenni - is nice to see you back.