Wordless Wednesday – Accidents Happen & #ShelterPetLove

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Quote Of The Week

Even if you have just destroyed a Ming Vase, purr.
Usually all will be forgiven.

Lenny Rubenstein

Accidents Happen

This week, while Mom and Dad were out of the house,
The unthinkable happened –
I was tearing through the house in my indomitable way
And – before I knew it –
Another household possession lay in my wake!

This time it was a gorgeous Asian plate
That was part of a set that Mom had given Dad long ago.

I did not know what to do.
I felt really terrible about what happened.
I did not mean to break the plate.

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I thought, perhaps, that if I made myself scarce that evening
Perhaps they wouldn’t notice but you know how Moms are.
The moment she sat down to watch TV –
Even though the room was dark –
The first thing she did was notice the empty space.

She asked Dad, “Did you move the plate?”
Of course, he said no, which launched a household investigation.
Eventually, they found the missing plate and all its shards behind the speaker.
I confess – it was not a pretty sight.

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Mom and Dad were really cool about the whole thing though.
They did not get mad (although I did hear a few loud sighs!)
So, I thought that if I began to perch in the place
Where the plate one stood,
And put on my scowliest face to let them know how badly I felt,
Perhaps I could make them eventually forget about the broken vase…

Of course, hanging out in this new hot spot has its perks!
It makes such a good spot to spy on Tsunami,
The ground-dweller…
And it’s the best TV-viewing spot in the house!

I would not call myself an opportunist…
But is this why my parents say I am indomitable?

Chat In The Comments

How do your pets respond when they’ve done something naughty?
Do they show self-awareness, guilt or remorse?

Share your stories in the comments!

The #ShelterPetLove Project

Did you know that each year, approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help finding a home?

I recently heard about the Shelter Pet Project – a group that showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners, and reminds people that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them.

One of their goals is to break down the misconceptions that often surround shelter pets and spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.

June is Adopt A Cat Month. I invite you to watch this week’s special video and – if you are one of my readers who are considering adding a pet to your home – won’t you consider visiting your local shelter and adopting a pet?

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of May 12, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

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68 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Accidents Happen & #ShelterPetLove”

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  1. Jay @CraftySpices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    LOL.. that is a nice story, funny how they try to be sneaky… But yes, we all end up forgiving them. We would not be real loving Mom or Dad if we did not forgive and let go, at the end of the day we love them regardless of what went on.

    Take Care, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    Pets have issues sometimes but they are still wonderful. Thank you for your great post and giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  3. Rhonda Albom says:

    I know accidents happen by in our house I don’t think mum and dad would be so cool about the broken plate. Happy WW 🙂

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Hi and thank you for hosting this great Wednesday link up!! Have a great week! xx

  5. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Aww to bad about the plate, but hes so cute!!
    Hope your having a great week, so far!!

  6. Amila says:

    Thanks for hosting each week.Cute cat pictures.Hope he is fine now and sure,he did not mean to break the plate.
    Have a Great week!

  7. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac

    Oh, boy! You sound very remorseful but accidents happen. Glad mom and dad weren’t too upset.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Oh dear. I am very clumsy so I can sympathise with him. Thanks for hosting. x

  9. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    He looks so cute sitting there like the king of the castle LOL

    Have a tanfastic week 🙂

  10. How can you stay mad at this cuteness!

  11. As you said, accidents happen. He’ll probably be a bit more careful from now on.

  12. We have 4 and they all act differently or shall I say indifferently? One acts indignant, one runs and hides, one acts cute and the other acts guilty.

  13. Patricia
    Twitter: SugarSpiceATN

    Ooohh, such a contrite face!! I can only imagine the thoughts that went through your head after “accidentally” losing a cherished item. But, it’s only a “thing”. People…… and kitties/pets are more important! Have a great week and tks for hosting.

  14. Awww. Great story but we know who runs the house.

  15. selfsagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Amazing that mom didn’t get mad. What great parents you have there. 🙂
    Have a great Wed

  16. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Awww. Sweet story with pics. Sorry about the plate! 😉

  17. Oh goodness me… I have chapters in books I have written dedicated to accidents alone (not that I’m naming names, ahem, Zee). Great post and so many kitties need a good home – sure do hope June creates lots of awareness. I did a post on Monday about the #FoodShelterLove Program for integrating cats and dogs with peace and harmony.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I will be sure to pop by and check it out!
      I usually jump all over your posts but I’ve been under the weather all week so I am behind on my reading.
      How could sweet Zee have been such a naughty boy?
      He has that same sweet face and disposition that my Magellan does…

  18. oh noes! My cat is a wee bit of a troublemaker too!!

  19. meowmeowmans says:

    Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about the plate, Magellan (and Mom and dad, too), but we are glad no one got hurt. Magellan, your parents reacted like ours do when we do naughty things (thankfully!).

    Thank you for hosting the awesome blog hop, Ramona.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad your parents are cool about such things too.
      There are some things I still get scolded for, though.
      I got in trouble today (again!) for gnawing on the phone charger.
      I’m glad they love me LOTS!

  20. Gattina says:

    You didn’t do it on purpose, and things are all replaceable !

  21. Summer says:

    Uh-oh! Well, so far, I haven’t broken anything… as a matter of fact, if there are breakable things around here, I can’t seem to find them!

  22. Ruby definitely acts guilty and sad when she has done something wrong.

  23. Anita Lim says:

    It seems that my cat can either not seem to care about any breakages, or she will hide away!
    Thanks for hosting & wishing you a happy Wordless Wednesday 🙂

  24. I will have to look into the Shelter Pet Project, it sounds like a wonderful movement. Thank you for the opportunity to win the “Bridges of Paris” photography book!

  25. lana says:

    my cat is always scratching our chairs which is a shame.

  26. Very cool parents. My cat Nala and dogs have had similar accidents. Kilo trashes our white couch regularly. Just followed you on a few more things I had somehow missed. Happy WW
    X Susie

  27. Kitties Blue says:

    Oh no, Magellan! We know it was an accident! Several very expensive things have been broken through the years at our house. Mom used to get really upset, not so much with us but with herself for having something in a spot we could get to and wreak havoc. On occasion, we have broken things she didn’t think we could get to. She’s come to the conclusion that the things we destroy are just possessions, and even if she loved the item, she loves us more! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Well put kitties! When Dad proudly displayed that plate on the speaker, Mom said that was not a good idea, but he did not listen. Guess Mom knows best.

      Every time I do something naughty, Dad reminds her that I am her “Christmas gift”!

  28. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I’m so sorry to hear about the plate!
    Accidents can happen! =)

  29. Great hop, thanks for hosting!
    I loved this story, so funny to see how pets act “guilty”. Kilo has no remorse however lol, I think he truly believes he can do no wrong.

  30. Like you said, they feel as bad about it as they can… for a cat. When younger Charles was often naughty and Joe would scold him and often wag his finger at Charles during the scolding. Charles HATED it. So then Charles started standing up on his hind feet and wagging one of his paws and making all sorts of noises, like he was scolding Joe right back. He is very sensitive and will and go and hide for hours and slink around the house hoping for forgiveness so we don’t scold him unless it is extra naughty. He tends to punish himself more than we would of anyway.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah, how cute about the “scolding right back!” Yes, I’ve had cats with varying levels of sensitivity – some you could not look at sideways or they would get sick they were so sensitive – others you could scold for hours and you might as well be talking to the wall!

      I also had a sneaky dog who used to chew things he shouldn’t right under my nose and try to cover it up with his paw – and other pets who looked so guilty it was almost comical!

      The only time I really “lose it” is when they are about to do something that could result in them injuring themselves!

  31. Robin says:

    I’m sure you will be forgiven, Magellan! You are so cute! My kitties occasionally break things too, but I can never stay mad at them long. My husband breaks more things than the cats do. MOL

  32. Cathy Armato says:

    Oh no! With a beautiful, sweet face like yours I’m sure mama & dad have already forgiven you! My dogs usually are not brave enough to fess up; they look at us like “well, it wasn’t ME!” We love the Shelter Pet Project! Thanks for helping to support it.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  33. Aida says:

    Adorable story. With a toddle and Chanel I refuse to buy nice things lol but Chanel has a bad habit of getting into dirty laundry. When she gets caught she just cowards down and closes her eyes. I can never stay mad at that cuteness.

  34. Luckily, Koko has yet to break anything of value, fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen, but of course I would forgive him if he did 🙂 Thanks for the party!

  35. Emilie says:

    LOL Oh, that stinker!

    Our cats have absolutely no remorse when they do something wrong. Our tux kitty actually likes to be naughty on purpose, so he can get our attention when we dare to watch a movie, read a book or do writing. 😉

    All three of our troublemakers are rescues. I’ll mark down June as Adopt a Cat month. If I recall correctly, this is the start of kitten season at our local Humane Society.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      There are times when Magellan definitely acts out to get our attention – I’ve had a few others like that too – I really do think I am attracted to those naughty boy cats…

  36. BJ Bangs says:

    Might not all be by accident. There might be some crafty planning involved. After all, kitties are very smart.

  37. heidi says:

    The speaker is a great place to sit. Maybe that’s the real reason the plate broke so that you would have a place to sit.

  38. Flynn says:

    Did they see you do it? Of course they didn’t, so it must have been that intruder Not Mee who was to blame.

  39. We’ve done our fair share of bad things around here. We do feel bad about it,

  40. Ellen Pilch says:

    I would forgive you 🙂 My cats just try to look innocent, no one ever stays near the scene of the crime.

  41. Annabelle says:

    Great Selfies!
    Annabelle,Ping,Boo,and Mr Jinx

  42. MOL…Granny wouldn’t have been angry either, she says it brings luck when something breaks 😀 Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday 🙂 <3

  43. Nice to be here for the Sunday Selfie with The Cat on my Head. That looks a nice book. It’s good to be here!

  44. Amy says:

    We don’t have a cat, but our daughter has 3 cats and the youngest one is quite naughty sometimes. When he’s done something to cause trouble he runs to climb into his cat carrier to hide for awhile 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      How interesting – I know that when it’s available, my kittens have often taken solace in their cat carriers too!
      Just like kids, they need extra love and solace when accidents occur!


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