Well, today I took the day off from work to get a few things done around the house. For those who may not know, I have six cats. Yes, I said six! Two of those cats do not go outside. At any rate, I was planning to get some painting done today in one of the bedrooms.
I need to finish painting the trim in this room so I dug out my cans of paint and a few brushes and set to work cleaning and clearing the area around the window. There was one thing I forgot to clear from the area: my cats.
Yep, I foolishly did not close the door to the room or lock up the inside cats.
I was nearly done painting around the window when I needed top open the window to paint the the sill and such. Big mistake!
As soon as I opened the window the two indoor cats, Kiko and Koko, came running into the room.
Let me tell you right away that Kiko and Koko are often referred to as “Frick” and “Frack” in our house. The two are almost always together and as Earl’s mom said about him and Randy, “One of you is bad, the other is just simple.” Kiko is the bad one and Koko is the simple one.
I had the window open up all the way and I was painting the sill when I heard the first “investegatory” meow. I froze.
Coming from either side of me was a cat. I reached back and pushed Koko aside but Kiko took the opportunity to run right past me and jump onto the sill. Yep, all four paws were now covered in paint.
I tried to extract him but he arched his back in such a way as to wedge himself in the window.
My biggest fear was that he would jump down and leave a trail of creme colored paw prints all over the house. With Koko in one hand I elbowed the window open a little further and pulled Kiko out. I then headed straight for the bathroom.
I had a slight problem in the bathroom. Koko was not the problem, his paws were clean. Kiko, however, is very wiggly and all four of his paws were covered in wet paint.
He got paw prints on my shirt and pants before I was able to get a wet wipe out and hold him down in my lap. I commenced to clean his paws off but I could not get it all out. I ended up locking them both in the bathroom while I finished painting the first coat around the window.
So, anyone know a good way to get paint off of a cat’s paws?