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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tattle Tail Tuesday #3 ~ The eVillage Idiot

Kitties, as I have circled the Cat Blog Sphere, I have noticed that most all of you enjoy an abundance of toys, tents, tunnels and cubes.
I am impoverished and cruelly deprived in this area.
You may recall we once had a hand-me-down cube for a very brief while. Like two weeks. Smudge, the severely poo-challenged foster kitten, pooped in it four times.
Mosaic Lady got tired of cleaning poo out of it (remember -- she is lazy) and threw it out.

Because I must be playing with something, breaking something, or tormenting somecat (preferably Sadie) every second that I am not asleep, Mosaic Lady has tried to find me self-amusement, independent play toys (remember -- she is lazy.)
And I did enjoy that cube immensely. Even though it was used.
So she finally, FINALLY, got on eBay and ordered me this:

Kitties -- whatthe"f"-word?
She thought it was some sort of cool cube, tent or tunnel!
When it arrived, I had to sniff it out immediately, fearing that Eau De Smudge might be upon it.

It looked very inadequate, un-fun, and LAME to my eyes.
But I pressed on, in the spirit of open-minded willingness, trying to give her a chance.

Yes, it collapsed. Every time I got near it.
Quelle shock!
So the really nice eBay seller man requests feedback from ML and she writes him back that as much as she thinks he is a perfect seller, she hates the tunnel. It has no structural integrity. It collapses. She tells him the strings are my favorite part and she thinks he should not sell this tunnel/cube.
The man is very nice and patient with the eVillage Idiot, sensing she rides on the special bus a lot. He tells her he has sold this tunnel for three years with not one problem, but he graciously asks her to return it, offering to refund the postage and full price. She does so. He writes back:

Hi Laura:

Well I got your item back yesterday. The item you ordered and got is a Tunnel Connector Tee, not a tunnel. It's meant to attach to the tunnel not be a stand alone item. Please take a look at e-bay item # 300172288171. That is the item the one you sent back attaches to. If you want you could order the tunnel and I'll send them both for whatever the shipping charge is on the regular tunnel. It's up to you!

I force ML to write him back immediately and say to him:
I am an idiot!
He kindly assures her this is not so, but Kitties, we know better.

So ML goes back to his store and orders me the FOUR FOOT KITTY CAT PLAY TUNNEL that the TUNNEL CONNECTOR TEE attaches to. It is en route.
I will believe it when I see it.

Good Lord, Woman.


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh my. Does she also bang her head against a tree hoping to loosen the bark so the tree will grow faster? I was thinking of starting a new organization:
P.A.S.H = Pets Against Stupid Humans. What do you think?

Dragonheart said...

Oh my! I hope that you enjoy your tunnel when it arrives, after what the Mosaic Lady has been through to get one for you!

Sorry to hear that your cube was ruined by the foster. Cubes, tunnels and tents are fun!

Annie Mosaic Cat said...

Diamond E-E,
She does. Which is why I make her wear her special helmet whenever she goes outside.

How about C.A.S.H.?
Has a profitable ring to it, no?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Were yoo not snoopervising when she ordered? Yoo do realize dat beans are too stoopid to be allowed to do ANYTHING unsnoopervised. This includes bathing, talking on the fone, cooking and walking.

Maggy & Zoey said...

After reading the full story, start to finish... we are fairly certain you are still on that special bus.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Humans are so bad aren't they? I mean cats are supposed to defend themselves even when we're "wrong" (and I use that term very loosely!). Hopefully this experiment ends up with a great tunnel system for you!


The Furry Kids said...

Sometimes beans can be difficult. I'm glad that the whole tunnel thing got sorted out. I'm sure you'll love it!


Victor Tabbycat said...

At least she tried! Actyoually, it looks fun to me. You haf to give her credit. But not too much credit, cuz beans wif too much credit end up in "debt" whatefur that is. It must be bad, cuz they haf lots of helpful ads bout it on TV. Along wif ED and irregularity.

The Dollar Store has kitty cubes like the one you useda haf, an Walgreens an WalMart haf them too. Maybe Mosaic Lady can go there by Short Bus! :-)

Purrs to my lovely Sadie Badie!

Parker said...

My Mommy is an e-village idiot as well. She had her paypal messed up for days when we moved to O Hi O. It was really so stupid of her that I am embarrased to to tell you what she did!

Daisy said...

Oh no! I am very sorry, but I am laughing and laughing at this story! That's a good one! You are such a good sport for trying to make the "tunnel" work anyway.

We are going to to our first Tattle Tail Tuesday next week. I cannot wait!

Daisy said...

Oops, I meant to say "to do" not "to to"

DEBRA said...

We can't wait to see what the four foot tunnel with extender is really like! OOO the antipication!

Heellllloooo Willie!

Miss Boo

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow we can't wait to see what the full thing looks like. FAZ

Mickey said...

Those beans,can't leave them alone for a second! Must snoopervise all the time!!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

MAAAAHAHAHAAHAHA Oh my - the human and are are really really laughing out out - your human IS an idiot! That is so funny!!! That is something my human would do, really - she will gladly save a spot on the special bus for your human!

Oh I am just imagining the look on your face when the tunnel collapsed..hehehe how funny!!!! MOL MOL

Jelly said...

Hehehe! You're a doi-yoi, PAL!

Cheysuli said...

While my human has not done that with my toys.. umm I am sure she has done that with other stuff...

Victor Tabbycat said...

Ever heard the joke about the blond who got an NSF letter from the bank? She called them up and said, "My account can't be empty. I still have checks left."

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That is so funny! My Mum and I were laffin and laffin and laffin. I must say that connector looks pretty pathetic by itself ha, ha, ha!

I wasn't able to do Tattle Tail Tuesday today because my Mum was sick all weekend and Monday and then today she had a long dentist appointment and then a blood test and then a doctors appointment AND she had to go to work in between these things! Hmph! Perhaps I will do a Tattle Tail Thursday, if my Mum co-operates. The only thing I got to read on the 'puter today was your blog because she couldn't wait to see what you were tattling about : )

Derby said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing put together.

She sure is strange! said...

Snort!! Glad you were able to direct your human to the right equipment and hope you have fun with it!


Sunny's Mommy said...


Starbuck and Torrey said...

I just ordered this from the Internet and will be receiving it soon! I ordered both parts, the tunnel and the connector, so fingers crossed it'll be ok! It doesn't look very sturdy from your pics, but I guess it should improve with the tunnel part! Even if it's no good, I can't return it as the shipping is almost as much as the tunnel itself to HK!

Wish me luck!

topcatrules said...

Oh we LOVED your post!

Oh good on you for being so honest. We have a lot of stories like that and now we like you EVEN BETTER than before!!