Sunday, March 18, 2007

Destruction and Mayhem

After an inspiring and enlightening morning of worship and fellowship at church, we stopped to pick up a few groceries, then returned home with plans to have a snack and relax for the remainder of the day, only to be greeted with a scene of wanton vandalism in our bathroom. The shower rod was torn from its moorings - screws pulled right out of the wall - and lay collapsed in a heap of curtains on the floor, with towels scattered here, there, and everywhere.
Who was the terrorist responsible for this random act of violence?

Nope, guess again.

Uh uh.

Bad Calvin!

I thought that when we named our cat, we would be honoring one of the most respected and revered leaders of the Reformation. Little did we know..........among other hateful acts of opposition, John Calvin's enemies in Geneva, Switzerland, named their dogs after him. (Hat tip to Pastor Meadows for this interesting bit of trivia.)

Hm. Perhaps we would have done better to name our cat Arminius.
Baaaaad Arminius!

heh heh


Blogger Marci said...

Cats.... See, I am right. They have NO PLACE i a house. I am sure you punished him... right???

12:37 PM  
Blogger Hopeful Agrarian said...

I like that idea--naming cats and dogs after enemies of the reformation. Pelagius, Arminius,
even Caiaphus, Pharoah and Herod would make good cat names. Nice thing about cats is that they aren't smart enough to know their names so you can change them without too much inconvenience.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the annoying thing about cats. No matter how evil a plot they hatch, no matter how terrible a destruction they cause, they always--ALWAYS--look innocent and cute after the crime. It's nigh impossible to punish them.

We are beginning the slow process of kicking our cats out of the house for good since it's getting warmer. They look so helpless sitting by the door meowing pitifully, begging for admittance like abandoned orphans....who could have guessed they have plans of world domination shower curtain destruction running through their sharp little minds?

5:43 PM  
Blogger Lynn Bartlett said...

I too had an aversion to cats -- until we had our own. Last summer we discovered our younest "male" cat was a female, and gave us kittens. She is due again any time now, and we have kept her in the house. I have to say she is the most affectionate cat I have ever seen, and she melted my heart!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Now, now, tsk,'s not nice to say I told you so. ~chuckle~ I don't really know how to punish a cat. He was definitely NOT repentant!

This is an idea that could catch on! I once knew someone who raised meat goats and would name them after scurrilous figures from history. I guess that way they wouldn't feel too bad on butchering day. Take that, Nero!

Yes, world shower curtain at a time. At least dogs look chagrined when they're caught in the act. This guy has a distinctively devilish look on his face when he's acting wild. He's like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His alter ego is so cute and cuddly and then he gets absolutely monstrous!

I know exactly what you mean! I don't know what possessed me to suggest a cat but Dwayne agreed, so I don't know what he was thinking either. ~grin~ Calvin has been a lot of fun but it's time for him to start earning his keep, especially if I'm going to go into debt replacing shower curtains! At least, given his gender, I don't have to be concerned about kittens.

6:33 PM  

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