Sunday, March 13, 2011

Theo's attic adventure

I did some work in the small attic above the kitchen. The project consisted of updating a bunch of the wiring in that part of the house. Wiring is fairly straightforward work, but it is made very challenging by the maze of wires running everywhere across the small attic space. The 10 inches of blown in paper insulation doesn't help because it hides all the wires!

This is the attic space.

Getting up into the attic requires putting a step ladder in the bathroom closet and climbing through a narrow hatchway. Anyways, I was working away at one end of the attic when suddenly I heard a weird sound that startled me. I turned around, and there was Theo, working his away through the insulation to the far wall. Somehow he figured out how to climb the ladder and thought it would be fun to explore the dirty attic!

Having my hands full and being covered in insulation, I screamed for Laura to assist. She panicked because she heard my panic-filled scream and figured I must have electrocuted myself!

There was no easy way to get to him as there is no floor, which means it would be easy to fall through the ceiling. It would take a long time to get over to him. I was wearing a respirator to protect me from the insulation dust, and I freaked at the thought of Theo breathing in all that dust as I slowly made my way to him.

Once Laura realized what was going on, she grabbed the treat bag, and rattled in from atop the ladder. Theo waded his way through the insulation towards the treats and she was able to grab him and haul him down. Theo's grande adventure was over. For the rest of the day he was dying to get back into the bathroom so he could continue his exploration!

1 comment:

  1. Cats! Gotta love their curiosity. Thank goodness for treats. They have helped here in many occasions. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5


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