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They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage.

On Black Friday, Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves bought a blender. It was a Vitamix blender, a professional-grade splurge, and the couple was looking forward to a winter of smoothies and soups.
It arrived on Dec. 16 at their home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Jessica put the hefty box down on the floor in the kitchen, just for a second. Her 4-year-old tuxedo cat, Max, otherwise known as the “sentient soccer ball,” jumped up on the box. Jessica thought it was funny and snapped a photo.

Then Max’s 13-year-old feline siblings, George: Destroyer of Worlds (“sentient potato”) and Lando Calrissian (“the questionably sentient dust bunny,”), demanded their turn on the knee-high box.

That was three weeks ago. Since then, the cats have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to perch upon it and taking turns standing guard while the others eat or are busy elsewhere. The blender remains ensconced inside.


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oflguy wrote: January 8th, 2022, 3:42 pm They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage.

On Black Friday, Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves bought a blender. It was a Vitamix blender, a professional-grade splurge, and the couple was looking forward to a winter of smoothies and soups.
It arrived on Dec. 16 at their home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Jessica put the hefty box down on the floor in the kitchen, just for a second. Her 4-year-old tuxedo cat, Max, otherwise known as the “sentient soccer ball,” jumped up on the box. Jessica thought it was funny and snapped a photo.

Then Max’s 13-year-old feline siblings, George: Destroyer of Worlds (“sentient potato”) and Lando Calrissian (“the questionably sentient dust bunny,”), demanded their turn on the knee-high box.

That was three weeks ago. Since then, the cats have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to perch upon it and taking turns standing guard while the others eat or are busy elsewhere. The blender remains ensconced inside.


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oflguy wrote: January 8th, 2022, 3:42 pm They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage.

On Black Friday, Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves bought a blender. It was a Vitamix blender, a professional-grade splurge, and the couple was looking forward to a winter of smoothies and soups.
It arrived on Dec. 16 at their home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Jessica put the hefty box down on the floor in the kitchen, just for a second. Her 4-year-old tuxedo cat, Max, otherwise known as the “sentient soccer ball,” jumped up on the box. Jessica thought it was funny and snapped a photo.

Then Max’s 13-year-old feline siblings, George: Destroyer of Worlds (“sentient potato”) and Lando Calrissian (“the questionably sentient dust bunny,”), demanded their turn on the knee-high box.

That was three weeks ago. Since then, the cats have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to perch upon it and taking turns standing guard while the others eat or are busy elsewhere. The blender remains ensconced inside.


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Why not cut the side wall off the box and dig the blender out.

Done.
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Vercingetorix wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:51 am Why not cut the side wall off the box and dig the blender out.

Done.
More proof there is more than one way to skin a. . . . . . . . . cat?
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Vercingetorix wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:51 am Why not cut the side wall off the box and dig the blender out.

Done.
Or - and just hear me out - pick up the cat.
I'm not here for peace. I have no interest in it. You had your chance. You will either cease, or it will get worse.
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Charlie Mike wrote: January 13th, 2022, 12:06 pm Or - and just hear me out - pick up the cat.
Yeah I don't get that either. Cats, even when made to be airborne, tend to land without incident.
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Charlie Mike wrote: January 13th, 2022, 12:06 pm Or - and just hear me out - pick up the cat.
Agreed, I came up with the more difficult and alternate plan that protects their tender sensibilities
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It may be time for the big guns... the upright vacuum cleaner with the 90 db motor. One click of the switch and victory is yours!...
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Gamle-ged wrote: January 13th, 2022, 8:44 pm It may be time for the big guns... the upright vacuum cleaner with the 90 db motor. One click of the switch and victory is yours!...
Cats are scared of vacuum cleaners.

Vacuum cleaners are scared of Chuck Norris.
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Charlie Mike wrote: January 14th, 2022, 10:35 am Cats are scared of vacuum cleaners.

Vacuum cleaners are scared of Chuck Norris.
Well.. Chuck Norris, sure!

But my FIRST cat...

She'd sleep on my bed, leaving hair. At my bedtime I'd take the vacuum cleaner in and vacuum off the cat hair. Cat would vanish when the vacuum appeared. This worked.. for a few days.

After that she'd stay on the bed until I turned the vac ON. Cat would vanish. This worked.. for a few days.

After that she'd stay on the bed until I started vacuuming! Cat would vanish. This worked, etc.

Came the day when she refused to get up and go. She dared me! So I vacuumed HER! She liked it!

And so, another daily task I had to perform for Purrty was engendered. I think she may have planned it...
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oflguy wrote: January 8th, 2022, 3:42 pm They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage.
Cats have no soul.
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Charlie Mike wrote: January 13th, 2022, 12:06 pm Or - and just hear me out - pick up the cat.
Obviously, you've never had to deal with a cat holding a blender hostage.
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oflguy wrote: January 16th, 2022, 9:36 pm Obviously, you've never had to deal with a cat holding a blender hostage.
In this house, we do not negotiate with hostage takers.
I'm not here for peace. I have no interest in it. You had your chance. You will either cease, or it will get worse.
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Charlie Mike wrote: January 17th, 2022, 7:03 am In this house, we do not negotiate with hostage takers.
With cats, there are no negotiations.

They establish that fact early in the relationship. Your desire to negotiate, or not to negotiate, has nothing to do with it.

https://news.yahoo.com/owner-cats-holdi ... 39650.html

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