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The Cat Stole My New York Nib!

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 00:54

I got a deal on a mucked-up Waterman ringtop with a beautiful New York #2 nib. My plan was to send it to my go-to pen guy (Fred Krinke of The Fountain Pen Shop) and have it placed in a pen that worked. 

 

I put it in a plastic tube and now it's disappeared! My cat Blotto is a thief. It's somewhere in the house, but of course I've been renovating so everything's in a pile. I am going to have to clean my entire house to find my damn pen. 

 

He's got extra toes, so I figure he's trying to figure out how to write checks on the sly. He'll be foiled, of course, because even if he gets the pen out of the tube, the lever is frozen so he can't fill it.



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#2 bitterwonder

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:20

Sounds like a nice cat toy to bat around.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:20

This is why I keep all my pen stuff in a shut drawer. I can't even have a pen display case as my adorable cats would consider prying it open or knocking it down and dragging everything in it to their lair as their personal goal in life. Sigh.



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:25

I keep a brick and a burlap sack in the garage.  Once a week, I take it out and threaten her cat.  

She doesn't believe in genetic memory, but I do.  So far the demon has not killed me in my sleep.


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#5 sidthecat

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 22:17

The culprit.

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#6 carlos.q

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 22:26

Maybe you should bait her with another plastic tube and follow her to her hiding place... ;)

#7 sidthecat

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 00:22

I'll put a sacrificial Varsity in it.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 00:25

 

He's got extra toes, so I figure he's trying to figure out how to write checks on the sly. He'll be foiled, of course, because even if he gets the pen out of the tube, the lever is frozen so he can't fill it.

 

 

You are doomed.



#9 sidthecat

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:35

It's my waking nightmare.
He's from my office - my co-worker and I trapped him and his littermates: all the cats in the colony had extra toes. Luckily, we broke up the cell.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:09

The culprit.

What a beautiful darling. There is no way that innocent face could have done anything wrong thumbs or not..it has be between the cushions.
I have three of the regular toed cats. One thinks he is a squirrel tree climbing up to the tippy top. Good luck finding your container.
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#11 dcwaites

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:25

I have a pen-eating chair. Every six months or so it gets inverted, its reclining mechanism activated, and the whole thing given a good shake. It regularly disgorges pens, coins, vintage Twisties that need to be handled with gloves and tongs and the like.


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“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t.

And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”

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#12 sidthecat

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 17:14

I'm hoping the separated cats aren't stealing phones and setting up a clandestine network for wreaking havoc on us. At a certain point it turns into a Philip K. Dick story, except that cats don't do organized.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 19:44

My cats used to bat small objects around until they ended up out of their reach under furniture, the refrigerator or a throw rug.



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 22:22

The culprit.


A kitty like that can steal any of my things. What a beautiful feline.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 22:27

A kitty like that can steal any of my things. What a beautiful feline.

I agree with you; yet, don't tell my budgie/parakeet Shaka. It won't go well for me. :lticaptd:


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#16 sidthecat

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 22:54

He's a handsome lad, and he's going to be HUGE. I'm getting a little afraid of him.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 05:25

Note my avatar photo. Feline pen theft in progress. Your cat is beautiful!

#18 sidthecat

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 18:16

I should stop giving him vitamins. He's as shiny as a dominatrix in patent leather.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:27

Oh hoorah! The pen's shown up again! I saw the cat drop something else between my two beds and I recovered it. Now we can get down to the business of wasting more money on it.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 01:54

My cat steals everything but my pens.

Glad you found it.





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