Monday, April 30, 2012

Jan is so Fired ... Again

Yep, that's me, Rusty, enjoying the great outdoors.  Jan let me out with the dogs the other day and was horrified some time later to look out the kitchen window and see me sleeping in my cathouse.  She had forgotten all about me.  But I didn't care.  I was happy ... happy .... happy.  

I love to roll in the dirt before and after sleeping with the cobwebs in my private clubhouse.  And then I make Jan pick me up to carry me inside just so I can share my fun all over her clothes.

Jan is finally starting to limp around again but the car is still sitting in the same spot she parked it 2 1/2 weeks ago.  And that's why Jan's been fired ... again.

We didn't have anything to do with firing her this time.  We were all inside the house at the time so she can't blame any of us.  We didn't even sneeze, snort, hoot or holler.  We watched through the screen door, so we did snort, hoot and holler after the fact, but we weren't the cause.

See, Mr Doug, has been coming by when he can to try to figure out the problem.  Last time he took some parts with him to check them.  Before he put one part back today, he wanted to see if it was stuck, so he asked Jan to turn the key but not start the engine.  Jan turned it to click.  Everything was quiet so she thought she hadn't turned it far enough.  Yep, she then turned it to the second click. 

And then it wasn't quiet any more.  Mr. Doug shouted, "You blew it up!"

He wasn't kidding.    On the second click, the spring and the rod had shot right off the part.. A stunned Mr. Doug collected the pieces while Jan encouraged him with, "Well, I guess it wasn't stuck."

Mr. Doug did reassemble the part.  But Jan is so fired ... again! 

We really need to find something she's good at.  We're going to have an inferiority complex if she keeps failing.

31 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH GOODNESS.... she exploded the car??? Grounds fur firing fur sure.
Hey Rusty.. nice going!!!

Lorenza said...

Rusty!
Sure you had a great time there in your little house!
Aaaand Jan... well... those things happen... right??
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sweet Purrfections said...

Poor Jan! We bet you had to cover your ears after that explosion!

Truffle and Brulee

Mr. Pip said...

I am in the market for a new assistant as well in case you know of anyone looking for a new job. Good help is so hard to find.

Your pal, Pip

Kari in Vegas said...

Good call on the firing ;)

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Prancer Pie said...

Mebbe firing is a bit harsh, shouldn't you haf a bored (mol) meetin to consider? We would prolly just give our Mom demerits. (she gets them often!)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Call the authorities
Benny & Lily

The Cat From Hell said...

Poor Jan! Me thinks she feels badly enough without yous guys firing her (again)
Kisses
Nellie

A few Good Cats said...

Ah, we understand how you feel, but from experience we must advise you not to be too hasty. Good help is so hard to find, though...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

OMG! We thought something awful happened to Mr Doug. *heart pounding*

Carolyn said...

Come on guys! There has to be a statute of limitations on the number of times you can fire Jan??? Poor old soul! Though it does sound like she's failed miserably at telling the difference between firing up and blowing up!!

Maybe you're right after all? ;)

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww lovely funny farmers!! You should give lovely Jan a "three strikes and you may be sorta fired maybe!" rule! LOL!!

Take care
x

Catsparella said...

Jan is good at lots of things, don't be so hard on her!

p.s. Thank you for stopping by to wish Charlie a happy birthay! :)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Poor Jan! We don't think she deserves to be fired! xx

Brian said...

It's not Jan's fault, cars are evil!

Hound Girl said...

Oh poor Jan, Guess yall are going to have to train your human better :)

Rusty I am so glad you had a great time out there even if you were out there a little longer than expected - too cute!

The Creek Cats said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!!
XOXO
Maya and Chevelle

Fuzzy Tales said...

We kinda agree that Jan probably feels bad enough without being fired. Right now our mom's glad she doesn't own a car. LOL. We hope Jan's transportation sorts itself out soon and are glad that Mr. Doug wasn't injured during the process!

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, we actually feel kind of bad for Jan! Cars can be quite troublesome, in our opinion. Maybe you could hire her back on a probationary basis?

ABBY said...

((Jan))
Guys Jan needs all of our purrs right now...oh dear we hope the car get's un blown up.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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

Rusty, Rusty, Rusty what can I say? Please be careful when you are outside. You must promise to stay in your club house and go no where else. I am sorry to hear about Jan's car. Phew, that must have been some noice I bet. Think about firing her. Remember if you fire her than there is no one that will help you with the blog.

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

Wow! There was a lot of excitement at your house.
Maybe the cats and dogs are worried that you won't be able to get to the store for food...

Roo said...

BOL! That takes a lot of talent to blow up your own car! BOL! Oh Jan, no worries, you could always punch holes through the floorboard and pedal ;) Hardy Har Har Er...just kiddin. Hope it gets fixed soon for yaz :)

Rusty, you crack me up boy. You are like the laid back cat king :) Enjoy your day my furied.

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Gattina said...

You have a quiet agitated life, lol !

Grrreta said...

Rusty, you do look pretty happy in your private clubhouse. We're glad Jan remembered you eventually. It's too bad Jan is fired...again. We think she should be rehired for the entertainment value she offers. You have to admit there is never a dull moment with her around.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

You need a job application fer the classifieds. An moneys ta pay fer it.

Au and Target said...

We're making a note never to let your mummy near any mechanical stuff :-) Glad she and her pal are ok!

Meg said...

Thank you so much for your kind words on Fin's passing.

Momo and Pinot said...

Oh no!! Poor Jan, poor car! Jan, No worries... our mom has no idea about the cars. It's just a female human thingy, we figure.

Momo & Pinot xoxo

The Thuglets said...

Crikey..are you all wearing safety gear?

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Katie and Da Katz said...

Hey our Mom blew up an engine on the highway!!!

Purrz,
Katie Too