Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday Time-Out

K: Sabi got a "time-out" today and he's not allowed to blog all day, so I'll tell the story. Well, . . . Mommakitty had brought in some roses from outside, the last ones from the bush before she cut them back for winter (if you call this a winter at 70 degrees). Anyhoo, Sabi always tries to swat at the roses, so Mommakitty tried to put them out of reach on a pedistal table, but Sabi got to 'em and knocked lots of petals off and made a mess. But that's not the worst of it . . . he scratched up the table!

S: You had to be there . . . they smelled soooo good and I really needed to touch 'em! I could tell Mommakitty was furry upset, but she didn't yell 'cause she knows us cats get into stuff - that's just the way it is. So, I decided to put myself in time-out in the newspaper recycling crate. Mommakitty says it's good when we learn how to manage our own behaviors and take responsibility (remember, she's a psycho-lady-therapist). So anyways, . . .

Mommakitty: Sabi? Are you blogging on your time-out?

S: Ooops . . . gotta go.

You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances,
the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.
That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Sabi, that table doesn't look good! I can understand why you wanted to touch the roses if they smelled nice but making a mess wasn't a very good idea, and scratching the table definitely wasn't a smart thing to do.

You look very cute in the crate! I hope your time-out isn't too horrible.

KC said...

uh-oh, busted.

KC said...

u's gotted a time-out toosday, Sabi.

jeterharris said...

i miself hav been in time-owt. maybe i'll post a pikshur so u can see.
i wuz relatin... an laffin an laffin!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, I have learned that scratching things up is not a good thing. It was very responsible of you to put yerself into time out.

Anonymous said...

oh dear. I would have had a hard time resisting swatting those flowers too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sabi, it's always good to test how much your humans love you with a little destruction. If they forgive you it means they really love you more than they like their possessions. That's my theory anyhoo. Faz

Anonymous said...

Sabi, I'm trying not to laugh because I know it's not funny that you scratched the table and ruined the roses, but you just look so precious in that crate!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can purchase a bottle of scratch cover for your Mom and she might forgive you and make the time-out shorter.

Anonymous said...

OH, and don't forget a couple of roses couldn't hurt.

Emma's Kat said...

Ooooooh, Sabiiiiii! Better not sneak and blog on your time-out! Trust me, you'll get into more trouble and a longer time-out!

Anonymous said...

Sabi, that was a good idea to put yourself in time out! It shows MommaKitty that you are truly sorry.

Hope she will let you blog again very soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh no Sabi! We get in trouble for scratching stuff too but they don't get too mad, they just try to put up claw barriers, like blankets. It is very good you took your own time out!

Chase

Anonymous said...

UH-oh! Time outs are no fun.....unless you can sleep through it! I bet those roses did smell good.

Anonymous said...

Just remember that it's NOT you, darling... it's your behavior. Well... that's what the human woman always tell us anyway.

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Sabi. Teleport over to us and we'll have some fun.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh Sabi....Momma has learned to cover efurryfing up wif soft blankies. She knoos we don't mean to put a hurtie on da hard wood stuffs but sometimes we play too dangerously.

Especially Ping.

Abby

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Not gud fer the bean table. Yep, cats = scratched bean furniture. Maw haz several bottles of the scratch cover like The 3 M's sed.
Luf, Us

Eric and Flynn said...

Uh-oh scratched tables are trubble. Mum has got a writing byooroh, an we use it as a short cut furr going out the window, an yoo haf nefurr seen so menny scratches in all yer nine lives.

Anonymous said...

Oopsy, you's in trubble Sabi.

Anonymous said...

You can get it at wal-mart or any store like that, it is in the furniture polish department. If you can't find it there, you could look online for it----Scratch cover made by old english.

Anonymous said...

Hardware store also have it.

William said...

Oh, Sabi! That was very bad. *stifling laughter*

My sis Caroline did that to the front of the bathroom vanity after she got trapped in there and couldn't get out again. I had nothing to do with that.

Anonymous said...

People might say the table is scracthed and that wa a no no, but I say GOOD JOB!!!!

Anonymous said...

SABI is busted!! SABI is busted!! Luk at the prizzun yer in..but it was well werth it to smell the roses.

Kimo, blog away cause yer lady will let Sabi owt to blog tomorrow...today it's all yoo Kimo!

Coll said...

My Bear likes to sniff at flowers and maybe chew on a stem or two. The only evidence he leaves behind are the trace of little kitty paw prints on the glass table top.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. I'm sorry I didn't get to stop by yesterday. Poor Sabi, doesn't your mommy know that if it smells good.....well, putting it up just doesn't work. I made a mess of a table once....once...
I'm sure she has forgiven you by now!

Time-out Tuesday, that is funny.

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Can you come over and teach Guy how to manage his behavior? He really needs a time out!

Anonymous said...

Hee, hee, we has the same recycloning bin, but blue, an I luves to get inside but Dad says, "Get out of there, that's trash." Like I don't know the diffrince atween trash an recycloning!
Oh, hey, maybe this'll help. Just last night I sawed sumfin at The Adventures of the Ms - Old English Scratch Remover for Wood. I'm gonna get my mom sum cuz I's kinda scratched sum fings. Bonnie did it first!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I see the Ms already menshuned the scratch cover. I hope it werks, or I may haf a time out, too!