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The Cat Stole My New York Nib!



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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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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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Sasha Royale

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.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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

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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.

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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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Ode2theflow

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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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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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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fountainpenlady

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:

Ea Alis Volat Propiis, per/Repletus Fontis Calamus!
She Flies by Her Own Wings, with filled Fountain Pen

 

Delta DolceVita, F-C Intrinsic 02, Pelikan M800 red/black striation, Bexley ATB Strawberry Swirl, Red Jinhao 159, Platinum 3776 Bourgogne. :wub:

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

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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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