Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Tale of the Possessed Washing Machine

It was half past midnight on a dismal summer night. Pop was in bed sound asleep. I was napping on the pink gym and TW was reading the newspaper. Suddenly I was awoken by an annoying beeping noise. TW heard it too. She thought it was coming from the hall but, no, it wasn’t.

The Tale of the Possessed Washing Machine

She knew that sound although she wished she didn’t. Into the laundry room she went. The machine had turned itself on. Or had some other sinister force been at work? The panel was lit up and it was beeping away. Beep! Beep! Beep beep beep!

She tried every trick up her sleeves to stop it. It would stop and as soon as she closed the laundry room door and sat down it would start again. BEEP! BEEP-BEEP! We know we have ghosts around here and TW was beginning to think they was messing with her. No one was in the laundry room and yet every time TW closed the door and sat down, the beeping started again. It was laughing at her but The Cat was getting pis annoyed too. It was disturbing my nap and it hurt my sensitive ears. I told her to pull the plug but that would require acrobatic moves since the laundry room is actually a closet and the plugs are behind the machines.

After about a half hour of this, she awoke my poor, tired from doing hard labor all week Pop. She needed him to cut the circuit breaker and the juice from the machine cos we couldn't have it beeping all through the night.

As soon as he cut the juice to the washer, all the lights came on the dryer panel and now that was bleeping. Lucky for TW, Pop hadn't gone back to bed yet so he had to cut the juice to that too.

That's the story of how we defeated the sinister forces that lurk in our laundry room. At least this time …


18 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Geez, that washer-dryer is creepy! I think your humans need to get rid of them. They may be cursed!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh good heavens, I'd have taken an ax to it... or a shotgun!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Since the kitchen remodel everything is beeping, the refrigerator beeps beeps beeps if you don't close the door properly and for some reason certain humans around here find it almost impossible to do. The microwave beeps beeps beeps and the oven is rude enough to call Mom on her phone to give her updates usually that it is offline due to the Internet being down. It's impossible for us kitties to get our beauty rest. Congrats to you on cutting the juice to the washer and dryer monsters. Why do the humans put these monsters in their homes in the first place???

Brian said...

Yikes, a haunted machine is scary but at least water didn't splatter everywhere!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Yikes! That is a scary story. Good thing your Pop rescued you :)

Eastside Cats said...

CK, looks like you need a witch doctor or shaman priest to take the hex off of those machines! Or, wait until Mercury stops being retrograde, which always causes electronic problems!

Tamago said...

Oh my, your washer and dryer are possessed indeed! Glad your pop managed to defeat the sinister forces. Hopefully they won't come back!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A haunted washing machine and dryer sounds scary. Thank goodness Pop was there to rescue you.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

EEK that would scare the living daylights out of our human!

Kruse Kats said...

Too bad that TW is so thick she can’t pick up on your thoughts. What’s a homey to do?

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck.....now thiz izza storee nite marez N good howl o ween troo talez comez frum...

we hope de masheenz due knot tern on again; spesh a lee sinz they iz....unplugged....N all....

N we hope ya continmew with thiz in octoburrz ~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

And have you noticed that these things *always* happen in the dead of night?

The Island Cats said...

That washing machine is possessed, CK. You better stay clear of it.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

There's something that beeps around here every so often, and I have yet to find it! I've been through our condo from top to bottom and there is literally nothing it could be. Weirds me out every time. CK, isn't it your job to keep the ghosts in line? Or does the fact that you can't bite them keep them safe? ;)

meowmeowmans said...

Those things are working in tandem, CK. Glad you, Pop and TW defeated them, but what happens when you need to do laundry???

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

Who knew washer and dryer ghosts could be such tricksters!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Yikes, sounds like it was trying to tell you something. You need to learn to speak washing machine language.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Creepy. Our smoke detector beeps once in awhile for no good reason, too. Ghosts!!