Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saved By the Cat

This post will only make sense to those who own a recreational vehicle and have dealt with cleaning a black water tank .

This morning we decided at the last minute to play golf and Denny wanted to drain our black water tank first since we're decamping tomorrow morning. There is a process where you drain the tank, then "back flush" it by means of adding water back to the tank in an attempt to flush out all the solids and then you drain the tank again. In the middle of the process, Denny needed to use the bathroom, then got distracted when he called the golf course to see if all the frost was off the greens. All of a sudden we noticed Patches stalking up the steps leading to the bedroom/bath area and I heard a clunking sound. I opened the bathroom door to see the toilet filled to the brim with water from the contents of the black water tank and quickly asked Denny if he was still back-flushing. He said he thought he had turned off the back flush but ran out to double check. Yeah, no he hadn't.

I had a bit of a mess to clean up but nothing like I would have had if the cat hadn't heard something abnormal going on and "stalked" the sound that the water forcing itself up through the closed valve of the toilet bowl was making.

The cat from h*ll earned her treats today.
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7 comments:

meowmomma said...

I knew this would be good, just by the title!

It's likely that Patches and Mombi could be related since it's possible they come from the same locale...

SkippyMom said...

Patches is a good kittie.

How are you and Denny getting along now tho'....I think I would've wigged out. Then again you are so cool and calm in all situations. :D

Thank goodness for the kittie.

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

thank goodness for the cat!!!..saved the day and the bathroom!!

Linda Starr said...

Cats are watchdogs too; my cats alert to different sounds too and when we drive up to our home, one recognizes our car engine and comes to the door to greet us.

I have to keep an eye on my husband he left to get his tires balanced and the water on filling the pool. I thought I heard it running and investigated, thank good ness or it would have been overflowing.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonder if "toilet cats" are a special breed.
My cat has used an automatic litter box for a year but she still runs to the cat room when she hears it operate. Curosity ruling cats is no myth.

Elen Susan said...

goodness! the cat has saved the day.
Wishing you a happy new year!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Yay for the kitty. Rescue kitty I'd say. Bad Denny, time out in the corner, I'd say. tee hee.
The Olde Bagg, Linda

vert word: squata....too easy. If Denny hadn't had to squata, the cat wouldn't have had to play watchdog. Ooooops

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