Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Who Eats Weeds?


CYNDI:  Hey, remember me?  I'm the pretty kitty.  Well, the only female feline here.  We have all been watching Jan spending the day sweating. *covers nose with one paw* I believe she needs a shower.

MICAH:  She's sweating because she has been vacuuming and mopping floors today and it's H-O-T inside and out.

SAM:  She was trying to cut the grass again with a swing blade but spindly dandelions are about the only greens it chops off.

MARCUS:  So she finally checked the blade and fortunately for her, she couldn't cut herself with it if she tried.  She really needs it sharpened but no one knows where it can be done.

MERCI:  Please don't suggest she do it herself.  She's dangerous!  You would think she could mop floors without incident but when she moved a bureau "just a smidge", the beautiful vase her mother gave her bounced on the floor and shattered. 

BUDDY:  We were very proud of her. Oh, not for breaking it.  She deserves a klutz award for that. But immediately upon the crash, the phone started ringing.  She ignored it!  The shattered glass was more important.  Do you think she learned something from her trip/ fly/crash injuries six months ago?  No, not possible.  Guess she just didn't want us to get cut.

RUSTY:  Well, I had a nice shadebath this afternoon in the dog pen.  Until I was rudely interrupted by some noisy machinery.  The neighbors mowed and weed ate (who eats weed?) in their own yard and then came over and did the same in ours.  It made Jan happy but I was forced to come inside before I lost my hearing.

PERCY:  Micah mentioned mopping floors, something Jan H-A-T-E-S to do since the only mop she can use on our kitchen floor is a string mop and she has to keep wringing it by hand.  But the other day she found an O-Cedar MicroTwist ratcheting action for hands-free wringing mop.

MICAH:  Today was the first time she used it and she loves it.  It made the job sooooo much easier and faster.  And didn't leave behind too-wet floors.  (No, we're not reviewing it, just mentioning Jan liked it in case you have been wringing your mop by hand too.)

SAM:  Guess Jan has run out of steam and our entertainment has ended for the day.  We'll have to go see what mischief we can get into.









O-Cedar Microtwist mop
http://www.ocedar.com/p/microtwist

27 comments:

  1. My mommy doesn't like to mop either. And she doesn't do lawn work. Can you say spoiled princess?? Xo MaddiethePug

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  2. Maybe Jan can do a Google search for "blade sharpening" and her city, and she'll find someone who can do it! Although I'm worried about what would happen if that swing blade were really sharp!

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  3. I tried one of those a long time ago and my efforts were so laughable that even mom laughed. She got nowhere. It could be look]king under knife sharpeners in the yellow pages would be a good start. xox Pee Ess.Cyndi, you are a knockout. Has Spitty the Lothario been round to court you yet?

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  4. WE are Sorry to hear that Miss Jan's Treasured Vase was broken... butt happy that she has a mop that is easy to use... Our mom uses Don Aslette's Microfiber mop thingy.

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  5. Hari OM
    I have a 'magic mop' I got in India - can be used wet or dry and all it is is a plat to which one attaches a microfiber pad which is easy to dunk and wring... then again I also have a steam mop...but that is nearly as much work as the hand version!!!

    As to sharpening, if you don't have a local hardware store which offers the service, you could show Jan a href="http://scythesupply.com/the-whetstones.html"rel="nofollow">THIS SITE... but only if you as a last resort mind! Hugs, wags, and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  6. Well Jan was sure busy!!! Our mom would have wanted that older vase for her garden totems she is rather obsessed by them now...we are sorry they broke, it was nice of the neighbors to come and mow for her. stella rose

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  7. Howdy pretty Cyndi! Hey, our weeds are going full steam here!

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  8. Wow...sounds like a busy day at the Funny Farm today :-)
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilb

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  9. It's a shame about that vase. And we're sad that your entertainment ended too. Ah well, there is always tomorrow....

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  10. No way, only grass silly
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Wow!!!
    Have a calm Tuesday afternoon!

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  12. How nice of your neighbors to mow the yard for Jan! The new mop sounds like a success. Mine needs replaced...

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  13. Ya'll better watch Jan no telling what she'll get into next! Usually any tool repair shop can sharpen blades for you, like chainsaws, or lawn mowers, I'm sure you have a few shops in your town that do small tool repair. Hope Jan can get it sharpened!

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  14. We are so sorry to hear about the vase Jan's Mom gave her getting broken. We are glad no one got cut, but that must have been very upsetting for Jan.

    On the plus side, that new mop that Jan got sounds terrific. And how nice of your neighbors to cut your lawn, too. That's downright neighborly! :)

    Hugs to you all.Try to stay cool!

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  15. Thanks for the update, you are a pretty kitty.

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  16. You have very nice and helpful neighbors ! We're sorry for Jan's vase. Purrs

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  17. You is a furry pretty kitty Cyndi!

    Mom bean says Jan should check with local hardware stores (not the big box stores) for someone to sharpen the blade. Just don't let her sharpen it herself!

    Sorry to hear Jan's favorite vase got broken but at least none of you kitties and woofies (and Jan too) got hurt!
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  18. Just keep standing by in case Jan slips, trips, or cuts herself! She'll need you all!

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  19. Weez sowry Jan's vase bwoke. We know she was worried 'bout y'all gettin' cut but dat was purrawlly very speshul to her. mommy can't use da old wring it out yous selff mops, hers uses eever a steam mop or dat mop fwum teevee dat yous use yous foot to pump it clean and dwy. have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  20. TBT here: Cutting grass with a swing blade? Is that a flat serrated strip of metal on a handle like at http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=swing+blade&view=detailv2&&&id=E5423CBA28BE0C907EF6BC10ECF2CF754680E54F&selectedIndex=47&ccid=fYMtQ33P&simid=608005428002819125&thid=JN.exstx2KFjNdCAGIUVXlvuQ&ajaxhist=0?

    I have one and it is awful to use! And I just use mine for tall brambles... You don't have a lawnmower? How big a lawn are you thrashing at?

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  21. Our Mommy hates to mop, too. If you saw our floors you'd be able to tell!

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  22. This post gave me a smile this morning. :-) Oh no, wringing it by hand? Oh my, you must introduce your mom to the wonders of technology! We still have a string mop, too, but it has a bucket with a wringing feature. If your Mom's hands cramp up from wringing that mop, she can't pet you as much! Ack!

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  23. We are sorry about your mom's vase but happy for all of you that your nice neighbors came and ate those weeds and grass for you. Hugs and nose kisses

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  24. Just don't eat those sands spur weeds. Those prickly burrs really stick to your tongue.

    Sherman

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  25. Our fave mop right now is the swiffer type, and the pad is cloth, so meowy can wash it ovfur and ovfur.....wait, our fave mop?? That should read her fave...MOL!

    Mopping ranks even beneath vacuuming here, its an awfur task.

    Weed eaters are great! Just hate how the string get all tangley...

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