Friday, October 24, 2014
Merci: Uh-oh, who are we giving the Fractured Paw Award to this time?
Micah: You need to ask? Who do we usually give it to?
Rusty: Someone klutzy. Who do we know who has been klutzy this time?
Sam: I'm surprised you need to ask. Jan, of course.
Percy: So what did she do this time? Or should I ask what particular accident deserves this award?
Cameron: I know. It has to be for Wednesday when Mr. Doug told her to set up his old monitor with her old computer in case he needed it when he worked on the new one.
Buddy: Oh, yes, I remember that. It was stored on a table in a corner with a sheet over it. It weighs a ton, but she picked it up, backed up through the room, maneuvered around to put it on another table and realized the monitor needed to be on the filing cabinet where the printer was or no one could see it.
Cyndi: Since the computer was down, she was moving things around and cleaning, so there she was wandering around with this heavy monitor trying to figure out where she could set it down. She finally set it on our typing chair on wheels but it was too big for the chair so she rolled the chair up to the desk and used furniture to keep it from rolling while she moved the printer. .
Marcus: And then Mr. Doug arrived and asked if it was hooked up. She said no and he said, "Good, I won't need it."
Merci: But she didn't break the monitor so why does she need this award?
Rusty: It was fun to watch her stagger around with the monitor, but that wasn't klutzy, so it can't be for the monitor incident.
Marcus: Is it because Jan dropped the bucket of cat toys and all the balls went rolling around the room?
Cyndi: No. That's klutzy, but not award winning.
Micah: I know, it was the oven incident.
Cameron: Yes, that has to be it. Jan tried to roast a chicken a few weeks ago and not only did the chicken start turning black before it was cooked, but the smoke detector went off. She hadn't used the oven all summer and at first she thought it was burning off dust, but the oven was way hotter than it should have been.
Buddy: When she tried to use the oven Monday, she thought it was way too hot again, so she tried to balance an oven thermometer on the rack using a pair of tongs so she wouldn't burn herself.
Sam: Only she isn't all that coordinated and she bumped the top of the overheated oven with her hand. A number of tea tree oil applications stopped it from blistering, but it sure has been painful.
Percy: The stove is so old we don't think the landlord will be able to fix the oven even if he wants to spring for a new part, so there goes all hope of eating hot roast beef or ham or turkey.
Buddy: We didn't get roast beef or ham when the oven worked. Why are you mourning it now?
Percy: Because now all hope of ever eating any is dead.
Rusty: So let's take back the award. If Jan hadn't burned herself, our oven wouldn't be broken and we could at least dream of succulent meals.
Merci: My head is spinning. Your logic defies ... logic. I think I need a nap.
Percy: We apologize but there is no Mousebreath interview this week.
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