Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Attack of the Killer Moths!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Wednesday Word of the Day to bring you this special news story. A story so frightening that most of you will be beset with nightmares tonight and napmares during any naps for the rest of the day.

It started several months ago when, you may recall, I mentioned that both of my feather wands had biodegraded. At the time, TW told Pop that they looked like they'd been eaten by something. Maybe we had a mouse? I said that's absurd cos I'm the best little mouser money can buy. There's no vermin under my watch. Pop had to agree with me.

Everything has been copa and setic since then. Like many of my furrends, my toys are in a wicker basket left out on the floor so I can peruse through it at will. This week, TW decided I needed one of those furry smousies to keep me busy so she went deep into the basket to look for one. I heard a scream! OMC! What she found could only be described as hari and kari. All my toys with feathers had been eaten and all the furs was eaten off my little gray furry smousies. Now we're beginning to doubt that they all biodegraded. Something is rotten in La Casa Keisha. Something has eaten all my toys! Who—or what—would do such a thing??

This can happen to you!
My entire toy box was subsequently quarantined and anything that's not a spring or plastic ball had to be thrown out! Excuse me for a minute while I hyperventilate. Gasp pant pant! The only toys I have left are a few favorites, like my Vine toys and Skineeez mice that never get thrown in the toy box. TW is even wondering about the wisdom of that after her friend told her to look them over with a magnifying glass to check for crawly things. Gasp pant pant! We've never actually seen any of these crawly things, thankfully, but we have seen adult moths so we suspect the culprits who've been eating my toys are the larvae. We do know, it's not me.

We actually only found one moth in the basket, but it gets WORSE—much worse. My other toy basket—the one in Pop's room that used to belong to Autumn—was crawling with half a dozen of those ugly brown things. All those toys had to be thrown out too. Escuse me while I hyperventilate again. Gasp pant pant! Pop did try to save some by putting them in a plastic bag and freezing them but TW is afraid to open the bag. The peeps say they haven't seen any moths since the Toy Purge so they're happy. The cat isn't happy. She misses that box of toys she never played with more than you'd ever know. They were a status symbol.

TW has put all this cedar and lavender stinky stuff in her closet but doesn't know what to do about the rest of the condo since she doesn't know what's poisonous for me. She's even doing daily vacuuming of the living room rugs to get rid of any eggs that might by laying within. The peeps would like to put some moth balls or something in the vacuum cleaner bag but knows that's not the safest way to go health-wise for them or me. A package of diatomaceous earth has been purchased but TW is kind of scared to spread it around due to her asthma. Not only did I lose all my toys but I have to listen to the sucky thing every day rather than once a week. Just shoot me now! Whatta you mean overly dramatic. We'll see what overly dramatic is when YOU find them in your cashmere sweaters!!

This can happen to anycat. One day you have a mess of toys that you hardly ever look at and the next day, they're gone! They're eaten alive! I guess the good news is that I don't have anymore hand-me-down toys.

The evil crux of this is that your favorite little ghetto cat is now without toys. OK, I do have my foam-rubber rockets that I actually play with. Pop has just paid the first half-year property taxes of over $5,000 so I'm scared to ax him to pony up more money. TW said she doesn't want to collect another basket of toys that I'm not going to look at. What's a kitteh to do? You may see me with my little tin cup, standing on a street corner, collecting toys.

26 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

Oh CK, if I see you standing on the street corner with your little tin cup, I'll invite you to hop into our rolling box and come on over wif me. Now I see what you mean about moths. xoxox

Mariodacat said...

YIKES - I hope thoze suckers don't come to my house and chew up my toys.

Brian said...

Oh how horrible! We need to start a toy drive or something CK!

The Island Cats said...

Oh man! That is horrible! We have our toys in a basket...we're gonna go check it right now to see if any of those evil creatures are eating our toys!! YUK!!

Sparkle said...

OMC! That is a nightmare story! Frankly, I do not see what is wrong with having those moths around - they are like having an extra snack with your playtime! Anyway, for my birthday on the 24th I will be having some giveaways that include toys, so I hope you stop by and enter!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Yikes! We better check out our toy basket. You're welcome to come play with us.

Simba said...

Really, that is quite amazing for the moth problem to START with cat toys! Mom does say in her experience, moths do seem to go after felt things as well as the obvious woolen clothes. We hope your efforts to rid the place of them has been successful.

Simba said...

Just thinking' - do you think the larvae came in the vine?

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Oh, I never knew Moths were so cruel. Destroying your toys is hitting below the belt - if we wore belts. This is urgent. Tell your peoples to go sell some plasma to get you more toys!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I....I.....I am....speechless. And you know that NEFUR happens. This is a tragedy of EPIC proportions. I have to go lie down and think.

Would you like to come over? But please...have TW vacuum you first. No offense.

As you say.....HAH!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, That has got to be a shock, losing all your toys that way. You didn't even get to chase the moths that started all the problems.

The sucking monster is just adding insult to injury.

Prancer Pie said...

This is...dreadful. Do you think TW gave them to your toys? Inadvertently of course.

Molly The Wally said...

Oh no , not the toys , this is a tragedy! I feel for you.
Best wishes Molly

Fusa said...

I don't know how you will survive without all those toys you never play with! Maybe we can start up a collection for you! MOL!

Repositório said...

Wow!!!!! What horrible thing!!!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Think you can hold on until after BlogPaws? I'll send a care package out then. Mom's already started putting it together.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

FaRADaY: Oh. My. CAT. And I thought it was just a scary bedtime story the peeps told to keep me from misbehaving!

They say...*looks around, lowers voice* that it happened to the toys RYKER never played with, either!

Carolyn said...

CK being melodramatic and overreacting is not really your thing is it! So that was an oscar winning performance for sure!!!! You had me fooled hehehe!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

omg no toys "that you hardly ever play with!!??" OMG!! I have never heard of that happening! Is TW SURE that you didn't eat those feathers? (Cody tries to)...OMG but then she saw the brown things? I would have DIED!!!
You poor thing!

Anonymous said...

Ok Furlfurriend...what's with the 'pant, pant, pant...stuff??"..serously..get a grip! We female felines have a rep' to honor! It's a frickin' bug! big deal!! Handle it!!..or eat it, whatever...just sayin...here's some extra paw pats to help ya get beyond the PTSD of finding a few bugs in your stuff...MOL

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ok, Ok, Ok, you don't have to be vacuumed. The Human is skeered ub Moffs is awl. Not me though--I eat 'em right up, wings and awl.

Baby Patches said...

OMC!!! Momma momma momma we must goes to checks the stock! I can't imagines having our whole basket empty. I so sorry my furriend. What about your Neko flies, they okay? Do we needs to sends you a care package? Something to puts in a new toy box for you!

Katie and Glogirly said...

This is horrifying, CK!!!
I bet I'll get some cool swag toys from BlogPaws that I can send to you. Since the girl is driving, she can fill up her trunk with all the loot.
In the meantime, you better carry around your baseball bat in case any more mothy beasts surface.
; ) Katie

(I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Marg said...

Oh CK , that is just horrible. No toys. Yikes.We agree with Brian. Maybe we ought to all send you at least one toy. You have to have some mousies. Hope you have a great Friday.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello darling, It was so nice visiting you today. Thanks for the nice back rub and face-washing. That left-over moff was nommy, too XOXOXO

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

OMC! We have two HUGE baskets overflowing with toys that we never play with, or even look at, and would be horrified if anything happened to any of these insignificant items!!

You poor kitty... our heart goes out to you and we hope the ordeal will be over soon!