Monday, September 26, 2011

Once upon a time... - Rumblepurr


Once upon a time, there was a Rumbledad.

This Rumbledad had never had a pussycat of his own. He was persuaded by the wise and wonderful Rumblemum that everything is better with a pussycat (and twice as good with two!) and so they decided to start the Rumblefamily.

Now having never had a pussycat before, Rumbledad had many goofy and irrational rules. One of these crazy rules was that there would be 'NO CATS ON THE COUNTERTOPS!!' Rumblemum heard this and laughed quietly to herself.

Time passed, and Rumbledad saw how cute pussycats were on the countertops. He decided to amend the rule to be 'Cats can ONLY be on the UPPER countertops, where there is no food preperation'. Rumblemum chuckled, but said nothing.

Then one day Rumblemum put a bag on the lower countertop. Imagine her surprise when Rumbledad SCOLDED her for putting a bag on the pussycat's spot! (which was actually the main food preparation area...)

The moral of this story? Cats will ALWAYS win (and the lesson is that nobody should listen to Rumbledad)

Yeahhhh... MY spot....

50 comments:

Princess Jasmine said...

Yeah, apparently when the first kitty came to live here, dad said no kitty on the sofa, upstairs on the bed blah blah blah :)xx

Fluffy and Heather said...

Those rules all go to the garbage bin eventually. We have supreme rule over the houses in which we allow our humans to live!

MoMo said...

Rules for cats are doomed to be overruled.

Having had many pets in the family, we don't have rules any more for them. No one gets upset that way.

Sparkle said...

We cats make the rules. It's humans who are expected to follow.

Mr Puddy said...

MOL.. I love love your story..tee..heh..Best Part ? Kitties are the boss..HA!
xoxo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Didn't the rumblemom tell the rumbledad the rools? Wiv cats .... there are NO rools! MOL!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

PS: We LOVE yoor LiveStrong pic in the sidebar!

Simba said...

Now that is pretty funny that the Rumbledad scolded Rumblemom for putting a bag on the cats' counter area! We assume it was a bag of food?

Ginger Jasper said...

I so know how that goes mol because dad was not a cat person until he met mum who had two and the rest is history as my dad loves me so much. Rumbles our dads are just big softies realy.. Hugs GJ xx

Old Kitty said...

LOL!!! Gorgeous Rumbles!! You've trained Rumbledad well! Yay!!! Hugs too to sweet Diego and hello to wise Rumblemum! Take care
x

The Monkeys said...

We love when humans are converted! They are so silly with their rules!

marley said...

I might need some advices on how to persuade mum that doggies can sleep in human beds. She still finks its a problem. I haz wun dad over but mum is not so bright...

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Hey, wait a minit! Why dussn't that werk fur us dogs?

Elvira Mistress of Felinity said...

Cool story!

Funny, too! ;-D

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mommy and I were enchanted with your story and this is a truly happy ever after story.

Rules..smools..made to be shown as useless and silly by we beauties of fur and purrs.

xoxox

Cat said...

We love that your Rumblerules we amended and now Rumbledad is sensible :-)

Fuzzy Tales said...

LOL! Yes, cats always win and take over the entire house, sooner or later. :-P

Michelle said...

Hahaha, Rumbledad totally got sucked in by the cuteness of pussycats!

The Whiskeratti said...

Of course, kittehs always win! And Rumbledad is obviously very smart to accept this reality.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Cats are superior to humans - we are delighted you dad saw the error of his ways!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

hehehe....those new cat people always learn the hard way - and fall the hardest. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

yes "Cats will ALWAYS win"

When will humans EVER learn this?

My Mom has the same countertop rule tsk, tsk

Cory said...

That just makes us all purr. Seems Rumblemum always knew that eventually you would be able to go anywhere you like anytime you like.

The way it should be.

Purrs,

Cory and family

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our male still has not learned this lesson but we are working on it...

Pandafur said...

wats roolz? MOL!

BeadedTail said...

Rumbles, that's a cute story about how Rumbledad has finally learned your rules! Our daddy hadn't ever had any animals before he met mommy so he was silly enough to think there were rules too. Now he knows better!

Katnip Lounge said...

We think Rumblemum was very wise to let the kitties work their magic. After all, why expend effort when somebody else will do the job?
Well played, Rumblemum!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Cuteness will always win! Sadly, we're not allowed on the countertops, but that's not because our Lady isn't reasonable - it's because cats aren't allowed in our apartment and we'd be seen out the window. She has all sorts of ways to block us out of certain areas. ::sigh::

Mariodacat said...

ha ha - love it! I has much the same story - D used to dislike CATS. Can you imagine. He was a d.o.g. person. Well, I'm their 4th cat in 50 years and they've only had one d.o.g.! Guess we know who rules.

Link Bartholomew said...

Oh yes, Marmie said no cat butts on the placemats. Now she has just given up. She no longer eats at the kitchen table though.

Daisy said...

Good job schooling your dad in the proper ways of cats. The counters and tabletops are some of our favorite places!

Brian said...

You are so right Rumbles, it just takes convincing some times!

ABBY said...

Rumbles
Our pawrents learned that everything is ours and we go where we want, especially when they are not around.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

The Island Cats said...

Hehehe...Rumbles, when will the humans ever learn???

The Indulged Furries said...
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The Indulged Furries said...

Your Rumbledad and my dad sound similar. We're not supposed to be on the counters, but Sammi often eats her dinner up there. We were not allowed in the bedroom and absolutely forbidden from being on the bed (he has cat allergies) bedroom, but now we sleep at the foot of the bed. Dads are softies, we just can't let them know that we know.

Prancer Pie said...

Your Rumblemum is very wise!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure I khould help with some khounter khorrekhting!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lita and the boys in Melbourne said...

It's just a man thing - think they can tell the world and kitty cats what to do. Gosh they're funny. But notice how Rumblemum knew the truth all along? :) It's just like that saying says, you know, the one about men and dogs and women and cats...

Mr. Pip said...

Very wise advice! Love that last picture!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: Thank you so much for your lovely post for Sweet Pea! We so appreciate your kindness and support.

Fin said...

You've learned so much!!

Poppy Q said...

Poor Rumbledad - we are glad to hear that you have learned that there are no rulz for cats.

Us British shorthairs don't like climbing and I never get up on benches or tables. However all couches, beds and boxes are mine.

Pops
xxxx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

You look so very wise in that photo, Rumbles....

We feel we're lucky. #1 always knew we belong EVERYWHERE!!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

meowmeowmans said...

Good job, Rumbles. You've trained the Rumbledad well! :)

Luxington said...

MOL! Great job training Rumbledad!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Making sure that you made it home safely from Opus's birthday party. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our special celebration with him.
I am thinking this might mean you can teach an ole human new tricks.

Punapippuri said...

Lovely tale - and of course totally true. We always win.....

Punapippuri said...

Lovely tale - and of course totally true. We always win.....

Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on training the Rumbledad so well.

The Crew said...

Rules for us? Hahahahahahahaha.

But seriously, I turned my Dad from a dog person to a cat person. He says he didn't know how great cats were until he had ME!

George