Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tales (And Tails) from the Toilet

It's a rare occurrence in this house if I'm able to sit my butt down on the potty and just have some me time. And of all the times of day that a person deserves to be on their own, shouldn't it be while on the can? For me, even if there are no humans present, I still get no privacy. Sure, I could lock the door but what happens when I do that? Either a kid is knocking to ask me a question, or one of the cats is sticking her paws under the crack of the door to play try and catch me, Mommy! May as well just keep the door open, don't you think?

A couple of months ago while sitting down to do my thing, I had not one, but two kids at the door talking to me, and then, horror of horrors, Jimmy pokes his head in the door to have a word too! By now a couple of cats are curious, so not only are there three rude idiots people talking to me, now I've got a cat or two doing figure eights between my legs. As friends and family have commonly said to me, "Is there nothing sacred to you?" Well, sure, lots of things, but it just so happens that potty time is not one of them.

My very favorite is when Madison comes to visit while eating something, and then offers me a bite. Hello!?! Do you see what I'm doing here? Do you think I want to eat right this minute?

Now, not many people have a camera at the ready while they're doing potty time. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for me. This is a true testament to just how addicted I am to blogging. The fact that I stop to pick up my camera on the way to the loo is all the proof I need that I've completely lost my ever-lovin' bloggin' mind.

The photos kind of speak for themselves.

Zoe, the kitty terror.

Different potty, different cat, probably same day, knowing my constitution. Meet Simmie.

They're not all bad though. There's always Poo.

And they sure are cute when they're like this.

And this...

Now if only I could get them to stop shedding on my sheets and blankets.

Believe it or not, these sheets have been on the bed for less than a week. I'm just glad they pick that one spot for most of their naps, and it's not where I sleep!

Now I'll leave you with a little song that Madison and her bff Amrita made up.

I'm go-o-ing pottttttttttttttty
Onnnn the looooooooooooooooo
I'm go-o-ing pee peeeeeeeeeeeeee
And maybe some poooooooooooooooooo

Until Next Time, Tiney

34 "Sister" Lovin' Friends Said:

  • ~♥~ Monica S


    I know the feeling.. My bathroom is upstairs.. and I can hear the kids come running when they don't see me... MOOOOM.. WHERE ARE YOU??

    I can't get out of eye-sight for a minute....
    That's life for a mom I think!

    I love the little potty song!


  • Rhea

    Hilarious little song.

    I LOVE all the cat photos. Totally had me cracking up. I love it.

    I so wish I could have kitties. My husband's allergic, the jerk.

  • Tootsie

    I KNOW the feeling! Oh man this was funny!!!!

    JUSTINE!!!!!! that black kitty looks almost exactly like my TOOTSIE!!!! Brought tears to my eyes to see her there in living color! Man do I ever miss my Toots!

  • Michelle

    I feel your pain. I could totally relate to your situation. If its not a kids it's one of my two cats. lol I pictures of your kittys. The first one is so cute getting a drink out of the faucet. I used to have a cat that would do that. Now we leave a cup out for our two "spoiled" cats to get a drink in the bathroom whenever they want. :)

  • Happy To Be

    GM Justine...only you gorl can make going to the loo those ctas ..girl I had 3 Yorkie dogs that did the same thing to me..they would want to all sit on my lap..Hello!! there are times when you don't want your fur babies on you lap..I use to say if I was sitting on a golf tee they want to sit on it with me...oh I miss my Yorkies..I need another puppy soon as Len's dog dies (Pit Bull) I will have me another one..good post today Tiney..have a great weekend..and I see where you were raised in New York so maybe thats why I thought your folks still lived there..hugs and smiles dear friend..Gl♥ria

  • Raxx - A day in the life

    Gads! What a shitty post! ha ha!!

    Daily I am reminded that I cant take a crap in peace! I mean really I dont stay that long in there but whatever it is just cant wait till I'm done!

    But your cats too, heesh! Funny post!

  • squawmama

    Well this was a fun post... I know what you’re saying and after a while when the girls were young there was nothing I could do alone... Now the grandsons follow me in... What are you doing & can I flush!!! Loved this post and I am glad you talk about almost everything... BUT why haven't I gotten Rocky Raccoon videos???? Love ya


  • Ma'dame French

    Too funny I thought I was the only one with this issue....he he I mean seriously the only time the kids want to talk is well you know...I need peace dammit! The cats are too cute;) And to answer your question you have definitely lost your blogging mind (lol) Bringing the camera to the crapper??? ROFLMAO!!! French;) xoxox

  • Chris

    I'm not a cat person, well, I'm allergic to almost all of them, but you have the cutest cats.

    Love Ya,

  • Picket

    I thought I had seen it all...thought I had heard it all..but now take a camera to the bathroom with you!!! Girl put a lock on that door! Girl I been married nearly 40 yrs and there won't ever come a day when Bill will get to come in the bathroom when I am in there! lol You forget I blush easy! lol Last Thanksgiving when Tracy & her crew came down they went to visit youngest Burly boy and the main bathroom door had been taken off so they could fit the washer & dryer in there and in the meantime they just hung a sheet over the doorway until everything was finished..well Tracy was about to bust so she sneaks in there while everyone was occupied thinking it would be safe...Little two year old Hunter slangs the sheet wide open for all to see coming down the hallway and asks in the cutest voice "What you doing in here Tracy?" lol lol

  • Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden

    Tooooo funny! Oh, what beautiful cats. I'm a sucker for black and tuxedo cats tho.
    If I can help it, I don't think I'll ever have anything else... the black fur just isn't as noticable as white, lol!

    It took me a while to figure out what those ghostly swirls were on your pics... I thought you were blowing smoke rings on the poor cats, ha... then I realized it's your blog background. Duh.

    I love the sound of puddy paws under a door....
    ...and watching kitties drink from the faucet.

  • Bridget

    LOL I see the apple does not fall far from the tree. Madison is following in your footsteps in more ways than one.

  • ann

    Oh I remember those days like it was yesterday.And I had this mil that after every family meal she would go to the bathroom and peek out the door every so often and yell,"are you threw yet?
    ("with the dishes of course,That was before dish washers)
    .....No i'm not that old...Ann

  • nikkicrumpet

    I never realized that the potty was a spectator sport lol. I always locked the door when the kids were young.....but I understand the whole pet thing...I can't remember the last time I pottied without two dogs running around jumping on me and begging for scratches. My hubby won't let them in when he goes makes him uncomfortable to have them watching hehehe. I do love your kitties...they are so dang cute!

  • Jill

    You are way 2 funny girl!! I don't know what it is with kids when you are using the bathroom or on the phone! They can't leave us alone.

    Keep blogging sunshine!!

  • Rachelle

    Gorgeous kittys! We have 3 also and they stick their paws under doors too. I have never thought of having the camera with me in the potty ~ you are soooo funny! Next thing you know your raccoon friend I found out about over at Jill's blog will be bugging you too!

  • Shelia

    Oh, Justiney, I'm falling off my chair with tears rolling down my face! You're too much, girl! This was hilarious! I love those little paws flicking under the door! But the song! Oh, my goodness - those little gals are good! lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  • Picket

    Hey girl...I can't wait to see how the table turns out painted black...are you gonna sand the edges alittle to give it a distressed look? those two canisters you asked about are my favorites (well along with my Sears Mushroom canister set from the 70's) the copper one was an anniversary gift from Bill a few years ago...came from Targets & the glass ones was a Christmas gift from Jen when she was a young girl about 18 years ago...I think they came from Wal-Mart...I just love seeing dried beans and pasta in glass jars! Thanks for coming by girl...hope you have a great weekend!

  • Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity

    I hear you loud and clear. I can not go to the bathroom while dh is home without him saying, "Honey, what are you doing"? We'll do you think he really wants to know. I always feel like saying if you can see me you should know dam well what I'm doing. This is one of my pet peeves!!!

  • Tismee2

    No-one bothers me when I'm in The Bunker except the two dogs. Freya has to have her tummy tickled and Keesha just sits and looks.

    As soon as I reach for the paper they both disappear.

    I sympathise with the hair, we had to stop our two going upstairs because of the hair they left behind.

  • santamaker

    Hey gurl.... You are certainly an open book! I feel so honored to have shared the sacred experience of you in the potty...with the rest of the world.....ha ha!
    It was so nice of you to comment on my Grand Theft Auto post... it was indeed a shocker. I will either send you a picture of me or put one on a post. Thanks for asking, you're so sweet.

  • Holy Crappers

    I never had any peace on the throne. Now , even with the kids grown I have the dog scratching at the door.


  • SchmeckyGirl

    O M G!!! I have two preschoolers and I lock the door. They just have to learn that unless it's an emergency it can wait.

    That's so gross that Madison EATS in the bathroom while you are pooping. Very odd.

    But the cat pics, aside from all that cat hair, are adorable! I still can't believe you bring your camera in the bathroom with you! LMAO!

    And your post title as very clever.

  • Jason, as himself

    You crack me up! I've only read a couple of your posts so far, but I like, I like!

    My biggest pet peeve ever is when people try to talk to me through the bathroom door. And if anybody ever dared poked their head in while I'm doing my business? Well, my reaction would not be pretty.

    Thanks for your comments on The Jason Show, and for becoming a follower. Looking forward to our future together!

  • Rhea

    I tagged you, I tagged you,
    nanny, nanny, boo, boo

  • Happy To Be

    Hey Tiney thanks for coming by..and really good my A/C if I ope my french doors into the sunroom will keep the room real cool during the summer months...but girl it gets cold in winter today we have snow..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  • Buffie

    LMAO!!!! I SO know how you feel! I thought once the kids were old enough I would have some privacy...NOT! My kitty Lucky visits me and plays in the water too!

    You crack me up with the camera in the potty! hahaha

  • Shelia

    Justiney, are you still on the potty!? Thanks for the visit my oh so silly one!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  • NurseChessie

    I can totally relate. I have to wait for my kitty to mosey on into the bathroom with me or she drives me nuts pounding on the door. and for the record I'm gonna be singing I'm going pee pee and maybe some pooo for the rest of the day. its catchy!
    love ya

  • Diane

    OMG, this on is hysterical! My 5 dogs have to come visit when I'm going potty. At least my hubby stays out!

    Congratulations on winning Nikki's rooster prize, AND I nominate you for the best ACCEPTANCE SPEECH EVER! ☺ Diane

  • Bridget

    The ghosts have taken over your blog. I can barely see where to click to leave a comment.

  • Mama

    ROFL... I dont have kids or pets here now but every time I go to pee (or no.2's) someone decides to phone me or pay a visit, I can sit here all day and nothing but the minute I get the urge to potty (as you call it and I think that is funny) out they come. I like Madison and her firneds little rhyme it's great and your kittens too haha. Kathy.

  • Trooper Thorn

    I only keep magazines in the bathroom. Looks like I'll have to get myself a camera to really capture the moment.

  • Jill

    I am itchy all over from looking at those sheets! YUCKY!!!!!! I lay a towel on the spot on the back of the couch that Missy kitty lays on so she doesn't get hair on my furniture.
    Zoey is so pretty it sucks that she's such a Bitch of a cat!