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Monday, December 17, 2007

Meddlesome on Monday

Wrapping Presents with the Cat

1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.

2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door.

3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe.

4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.

5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.

6. Go to drawer and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc.

7. Lay out present and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping strategy to be formed.

8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last visit, and collect string.

9. Remove present from bag.

10. Remove cat from bag.

11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.

12. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size.

13. Cut the paper to size, trying to keep the cutting line straight.

14. Throw away first sheet because cat tried to chase the scissors and tore paper.

15. Cut second sheet of paper to size by putting cat in the bag the present came out of.

16. Place present on cut-to-size paper.

17. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present, wonder why edges now don't reach, and find cat between present and paper. Remove cat and retry.

18. Place object on paper, to hold in place, while cutting transparent sticky tape.

19. Spend next 20 minutes carefully trying to remove transparent sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.

20. Seal paper down with transparent sticky tape, making corners as neat as possible.

21. Look for roll of ribbon; chase cat down hall and retrieve ribbon.

22. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.

23. Re-roll up ribbon and remove paper that is now torn, due to cat's enthusiasm in chasing ribbon end.

24. Repeat steps 12-22 until down to last sheet of paper.

25. Decide to skip steps 12-16 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that you know is right size for sheet of paper.

26. Put present in box, and tie down with string.

27. Remove string, open box and remove cat.

28. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for lockable room.

29. Once inside room, lock door and start to re-lay out packing materials.

30. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close door and re-lock.

31. Lay out last sheet of paper. (Admittedly this is difficult in the small area of the toilet, but try your best!)

32. Seal box, wrap with paper and start repairs by very carefully sealing down tears with transparent sticky tape. Now tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst affected areas.

33. Label, then sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulating yourself on making good of a bad job.

34. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.

35. Spend next 15 minutes looking for cat, before coming to obvious conclusion.

36. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.

37. Retrieve all discarded sheets of wrapping paper, feed cat and retire to lockable room for last attempt, making certain you are alone and the door is locked.

38. At time of handing over present, smile sweetly at receiver's face, as they try and hide their contempt at being handed such a badly wrapped present.

39. Vow to yourself that next year, you will get the store to wrap the thing for you.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

My human does her best to avoid wrapping presents because I am such a pill about wrapping paper. Mostly it's just fun to play with!


Ramses said...

Oh yer dat person's tried wrapping a present with my 'sis around! ;)

Boy said...

Which is why mine Mummy no wonger wwaps any pwesents.

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

LOL mommy tried wrapping presents on Sunday and me kept steeling da ribbons! Thanks you for da fun cards and qupons! We are getting tempotaions for da first time! ~Empress

Daisy said...

I usually get shut out of the room when the wrapping is going on. I think that is a little unfair.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

But they forgot the step of the cat fastidiously unwrapping the presents! That sure does sound like exactly present wrapping in our house!


Skeeter And LC said...

MOL! Still thinking you might have mailed a cat...

Pee Ess. While we we getting involved in The Big Thing's wrappin of prezzies, he cut a piece a string in front of us and said "THAT could be yer whiskers"! We decided it was a good idea to nap unner the bed...

ilovepearly said...

Thats alot of step.

Sunny's Mommy said...


Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We did that last night! The Lady had to keep removing kitties over and over and over - she had alternating pests that were determined to help. hehe.

Lux said...

So true, Mom says!

snowforest said...

Furry funny - our bean saved it on his kompooter :)

Angus said...

How did you know I do all that stuff? Have you got a super-secret-super-spy camera in my house? Are you Brother, er Sister? Moooom, how'd she know?

The Devil Dog said...

How cute, and funny.

Thank you very much for you kind words of support during this difficult time. Mom really appreciates all the support she has received.

Roxy & Lucky