Friday, September 14, 2018

Are They Gone Yet?

Hola kitties! It's finally in my rearview mirror. You don't know what? The air duck cleaning. They came Wednesday and evicted the ducks from our walls. They sanitized the vents where the ducks were squatting cos the ducks had done all kinds of nasties while they were living there. What a racket those vacuums made and the quacking was about four hunnert decibels.

Are They Gone Yet?

Then they cleaned out the dryer vent just to make sure there were no ducks living in there. Turns out they found proof that there were ducks. A whole bag full of duck. Just look at all the duck down and dander that they dug out. We were lucky it didn't set the place afire.

Are They Gone Yet?

All in all it took so long, I left my office under the bed and put in an appearance to ax what the hell-o kitty was taking so long. I slept through missed my lunch and now my dinner was late. First I marched up to the tall guy but he wasn't the boss and didn't seem to know. Then I axed the owner. Can you believe he took the liberty of squatting down and reaching out to me. I hissed and swatted at him in disgust. I sniffed his hand a few times and bid him farewell as I booted him from the condo. For some reason, both of them must have known me from CommuniPAW cos they called me "Kittee" although they pronounced it like kitty. Well I didn't know them.

Are They Gone Yet?

Let's get duck down to business cos today we do the Friendly Fill-Ins—a feature held once a week at this time. The Friendly Fill-Ins are hosted each and every week by 15andmeowing and Four Legged Furballs. They think up the fill-ins and I fill in the answers. My answers are underlined and in italics. Each week my image relates to one of the fill-ins. This week it relates to number three.

1. Being stunning is the key to getting anything I want from my PopBeing poor is sucky. I wish we could move some place where I could have a catio and more room and I wish we had money to help kitties and their humans who need help.

2.If catitude were worth money, then I would be rich. I am a certified Catitude Award winner presented by Toonces the Cat.

3. I am proud of how much I get to donate to charity. At least once a year TW gives all my favorite stuff away. *clears throat* I mean I get to help kitties less fortunate than myself. I've donated lots to A Call 4 Paws, PAWS of Norwalk, Bidawee and UCFCC. In the image above I'm checking out what's going to A Call 4 Paws in 2014. 

If I wasn't a blogging kitty, I wouldn't be able to donate. It bites that some organizations won't accept bags of food once they're opened. I can see if I were a complete stranger and I might be trying to harm the kitties. I can't review kibble unless I try some. I'm not giving away damaged goods. Last year we actually had to pitch at least six large opened bags of kibble because UCFCC wouldn't take them.

4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year 2009. I was still a kitten—kinda—and I didn't have asthma. I was a Twitter anipal. We were having the most fun #PawPawties which I dj'ed. I couldn't wait to get online everyday to talk with my furrends. We were all young and healthy kitties and woofies. No one had run to the Rainbow Bridge until Puz did the following year. 2009 and 2010 were the best years ever until someone spoiled #PawPawties for everyone. Did I mention that we raised a lot of money for animal charities?

This post is going up late cos whatever they put in the vents to clean and sanitize them is a lung irritant for TW. She can't stay in the computer room after Pop gets home and shuts the window or she can't breathe so she had to quit early last night. Dunno if I approve. I'll try to get some art up on my Facebook page.

Enjoy the weekend, kitties!


Brian said...

Oh that had to be awfully scary CK. I did enjoy your fill in answers!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck.....we iz sorree ya had ta put up with all that N de werst part oh de hole a fairz iz de fax a bass terd member of de burd familee waz in de houz....

ya noe; that ree mindz uz oh a brain.....ewe could due a spookkee moovee bout it ;)


The Island Cats said...

Thank cod that's over with, CK. We had window washers in our house the other day. We're glad they're gone too. Paws up for donating to less fortunate kitties.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those people may have made a lot of noise, but at least those ducks have been evicted now.You are good to make so many donations. Last week the adoption centre where I sponsor a pen invited the local sponsors to come for lunch and have some talks on how they are doing. We took two 20kg bags of dried food with us to donate to them.

Summer at said...

I'm glad the workers are finally gone! That is a bummer that organizations won't accept opened bags of food from you. If you personally knew some foster families, maybe you could work around that.

Sandee said...

That's very scary. They are messy. Very messy. Got you got that straightened out.

Love all your answers too. Especially all the donations. That's a good thing.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. My best to your peeps. ♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

I'm glad the duck cleaning is over and done with. That's too bad about the open bags of food.

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

Donating is cool. It is a shame, but understandable, that some organizations won't take open bags of food. Have a blessed week.

Anita Aurit said...

Pawsome answers Keisha and you are indeed stunning, my brother Alberto and I say "hubba hubba"
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Oliver and The Tribe of Five at Feline Opines

pilch92 said...

That is a lot of dryer lint and a good reminder for me to have my hubby clean ours.
Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know you do a lot to help kitties in need and I love when you dj the Sci Fi pawty. That is too bad that no one would accept the open bags, such a waste. Now that the ducks are gone, I hope you and TW feel better. XO

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

People banging around for hours on end?! No, thank you! Most people don't know just how common fires happen in the dryer vents. At the time our condo was built, ours was up to code - but in the last 30 years, the length maximum has decreased and so technically we're not up to code. I rent and I don't trust my landlady to come out and clean the vents in a timely manner - so I vent our electric dryer to the inside. That has it's own problems - but I'm pretty sure it's better than the alternative.

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

I'm glad you survived! What an ordeal! We have plumbers here today making all kinds of racket. I (me Ruby) am in the office with Teddy (foster fail kitty bro) and Rosie (because she's still being a mean girl to Teddy) is in the bedroom. Our assistant is running back and forth between the two rooms. The plumbers will here most of the day - help us!

Shoko Neilson said...

Oh no!! You had ducks in your walls too? We had several hundred ourselves. Wonder how they get inside the walls. They musty shrink down like Alice in Wonderland and slide inside. Do they ever yell and carry on when the guys round them up with the vaccum. Lucky you weren't anywhere near.


messymimi said...

As bad as it was, i'm glad they got the ducks cleaned out for you, especially the dryer vent duck. We know a family that lost two houses to dryer fires, it's awful.

As for the opened bags of cat food, do you have a TNR group anywhere nearby? There are TNR people here who feed the feral colonies once they've stabilized the population, and those outdoor feral cats don't care if the food's been opened and neither do the people. Our shelter gets opened bags all the time when someone's kitty went to the Bridge and we just pass it on to the feral feeder people.

catladymac said...

CK - would your vet be able to use any of the opened bags, or know a place that might take them ?

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Your poor tender and delicate little earsicles and nose! Those ducks are really something. We have radiators and the Human has to go to the laundromat so we don't got no air ducks. (Our building was constructed in the Before Times--like way over a hunnert years ago). We do wish we had a yard or somewhere for me to be outside--she had a kitty who learned to walk on a leash, but that kitty is NOT moi. A big ole NOPE to that!!! But we do has people who loves us and takes care of us so I guess things are OK. XOXOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

CK@ I am so furry glad that you survived the duck cleaning and removing. Great fill-in! And I LOVE hearing about the "Good Old Days".
Yeah, my Mom hates throwing out food we won't eat too. Like the bag that will go into the compost next week just before the guys come because the raccoons will do ANYTHING to get into the compost bin and make one heck of a racket!

meowmeowmans said...

We sure are glad those ducks are out of your walls, CK! That sounds like it was scary. You rock for how much you donate to charity. We can say for sure that PAWS is so grateful for your generosity and kindness. Hugs to you and TW and Pop!


Wow CK that was a lotta duck poop!

My Mind's Eye said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on our precious little Diva.
She gave Diva a new meaning. Each time I see a sun puddle or a box I'll smile. She gave me so much joy and I'm pretty sure she'd be royally UPSET if I quit blogging so I will be back ...and who knows an Angelic Diva will probably fly every so often too.
Hugs and Proud to have been Mom of Madi

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Glad those ducks are out!

We wish we had more money to help kitties too.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Menagerie Mom said...

Whew. We're sure glad those ducks are gone, CK. Now, if being stunning gets you what you want, then you must get what you want every single minute of the day. And we think donating to charity makes you even more stunning, CK. Purrs!