Monday, July 7, 2014

A Week To Forget


Many of my furrends were complaining about the loud July 4th fireworks displays. They were scary I’m sure but at least they weren’t in your safe place—your home. Last week was a very trying week for The Cat as I had constant noise right outside my apartment door.

Remember Bummy, the unhinged young man who lived on our floor? Yeah, the one who’s one fry short of a Happy Meal. They finally got permission to go in and clean out his condo. OMC! It took two men working nine-hours days three days to haul out all the junk he had collected in there.

My hell days started around 8:30 a.m. when they’d throw—and I mean throw—planks down on the carpet so it wouldn’t get ruined when they wheeled the dumpster in and out. The first day wasn’t too bad since they put plastic mats near our door instead of throwing the wood. I retired into my office UTB for less than half an hour. I spent the rest of the day standing at the door being nosy as they wheeled load after load of Bummy junk past our door. TW shouldn’t talk about MY being nosy as you’ll see. MOL!

Speaking of noses, the stench in the hall and on the elevator was almost unbearable! Musty, dirty odors. My poor sensitive kitty nose! Opening the hall windows didn’t help since it was hot and humid outside. We have the only key for those windows besides the Super and who knows what “important” business he was off on. If he’d lived on this floor, he would have made it his business to get the hall aired out.

This went on for two more days—the plank throwing, the odor, the crashing of dishes and whatever being thrown into the dumpster and then the dumpster being wheeled past our door. Each morning, I’d run into my office UTB until I thought it might be safe to come out. I’d alternate between going UTB and being nosy. It was insane!

Can I catch a disease standing here? Ew!

Here’s the part about TW being nosy. To air out the apartment and make sure the hall smelled horrible, they left the door to his apartment open at night. You guessed it. TW invited herself in and, through the miracle of PhotoShop, let me have a look-see also. She didn’t actually walk all the way in but I did. I think I need an antibiotic shot after hanging in there.

Thank Cod, Bummy didn’t have any animals cos that apartment wasn’t fit for cat or woofie.

28 comments:

Lone Star Cats said...

Yikes, dose steps look nasty!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Eeek! I have to say, CK, my human would have TOTALLY been inside, all around the whole place - she is nosier than nosy!

The Swiss Cats said...

OMC, that was really dirty ! Poor you and your nose ! Purrs

Angel Prancer Pie said...

That's terrible. Thank cod he's gone!

Hope you have a much quieter week, CK. Have a wonderful Monday.
XOXO

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Ugh. We can't imagine what the place must have looked like BEFORE it was cleared out. We're glad it's all over!

Brian said...

Yuck-a-roo CK, that mess is the scary kind and I'm glad you didn't really set paw in there.

Bev Green said...

Peee Yeww CK what a nasty weekend you had....noisy an smelly..i would be UTB on a permanent basis...yetch,.....yukko ..well you getz the point..i am off to clean my butts yukk...eww paw pats Dinnermintz xx

Tamago said...

Oh gosh, that looks horrible.
Even though it's photoshop, I feel like I want to give you a bath!

Anonymous said...

YUCK! No - make that DOUBLE yuck....looks like Bummy was also a "dirt-magnet" - perhaps he collected it in addition to maybe lots of other things we'd not want to know about? Thank heavens he's GONE....along with the noise of moving his kwap out of there....now what? More noise while they paint, repair probably but at least that won't stink!

Hang in there CK......
Hugs, Sammy

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, that's gross. We don't know what's on the stairs and we're pretty sure we don't ever want to know. Ugh.

BTW, our human would have been in there too, peeking around...and then disinfecting her footwear and clothing and having a shower after.

Anonymous said...

If those stairs are any indication,all I can say is Ewwwww!

Patty Woodland said...

Now someone is going to have to come in and fumigate!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck.....if we haz said it once we haz never said it at all....set a fryin pan fulla two week old flounder in de sun N it smells better N what peepulz can ....& doez due....

sendin ewe a: canna smell nothin thanx ta this sir jerry mask in 5.......3.........4.......1

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

ICK!!! Poor you for having to smell that yucky stuff!!!!! BLAH!
]ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Flynn said...

Yuk! It looks awful. I hope the smell soon goes and everything is peaceful from now on.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Momma says that is probably the cleanest that apt has been in ages!

Katie and Glogirly said...

OMC!!!
Your poor nose!!!
Quick! Open up some Fancy Feast!

: )

The Island Cats said...

Ugh! We guess having noisy boomers all weekend wasn't so bad.

Fur Everywhere said...

Your poor nose! Our Mom would have been all over that apartment snooping around, MOL!

Anonymous said...

OMC Wees had those kinda neighbows in da past. Glad hims gone and da smell will go away...sumday. MOL Til then meez guesses yous kuld shove vicks up yous noses and smell that instead. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

It always does the Human's heart good to see someone's apartment that is messier than ours, ha ha meow! Here's hoping you get cleaner and saner neighbors next time! I've soooooo missed you while the Human's been away disporting herslef without me. Hisssssssssss.

Ms. Phoebe said...

I'm surprised they didn't wear hazmat suits! Nasty! I hope they hire one of those crime scene/hoarder cleaning companies to disinfect/fumigate/delouse the place before they put a new tenant in there! I'd also have the EPA test and make sure it's even safe to allow anyone to live there again-- some of those places are so bad they have to tear them down. It's unethical and rude to not do all these things before attempting to rent or sell it to another tenant and risk their health, as well as you and the neighbors too!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Darling, darling, darling! That B.o.D. is for the Human only! Just wait till tomorrow--there'll be a nice picture just for you! XOXOXO I was askeered when I saw that picture of you atop the door today--I am kind of a ground cat who does not like heights much. Weird, eh?

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Eeek ! That place was really dirty !!
Sure glad he didn´t have any pet´s !

XOXO

Kitties Blue said...

What a horrible situation. Hope the smell goes away soon, and that you get a better and clean neighbor in the future. You are right, good thing Bummy didn't have any animals. XO, Lily Olivia, Maurico, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Austin Towers said...

Gee! I had to go back and read the original Bummy post!! I definitely think you'd be safer back in da hood!! And it IS a good job he didn't have any animals. We are keeping all paws crossed that a nice new neighbour moves in :) xx

Anonymous said...

now THAT is one disgusting place! TW was brave to even get near the door and YOU BFGF...I can't believe even using Photoshop that you let your paws touch that nastiness!!!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I know what it's like to live through this! I refuse to use my cat tree anymore because the guy above us has his stereo right there. My Momma's trying to figure where to move it so I can enjoy it again. When there are parties up there, there are no quiet spots and I end up under the bed. Not to mention the smell and barking of the dog up there that scares me. Don't tell anyone about the fear thing though. I was homeless when my Momma found me and I like to act tough, but when your home turns into a war zone (even by extension), there's no peace! ~Bear Cat