Monday, May 16, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Friends of ours told us this story about their little granddaughter:

Three-year-old Mary's parents were in the process of building their dream house. The family was excitedly making plans for the day they would be able to move into their new home. One dark cloud over their anticipation, though, was the old family cat. The aged cat, in addition to other age-related ailments, had become incontinent. Despite her best efforts, Kitty seemed unable to keep from wetting on the carpet.

Mary's mommy and daddy really didn't want kitty urine in the new carpet in the new house, which meant that Kitty would have to be banned to a garage or uncarpeted area, which meant that she would be separated from the family for the most part. So the difficult decision was made to have Kitty put to sleep before the move.

Afterward, Mommy and Daddy carefully explained all this to Mary and told her that Kitty was now in heaven. Mary seemed to understand and accept it all.

Some time after the move, a friend of the family came to visit Mommy. Not quite ready to receive her visitor, Mommy asked little Mary to entertain her guest for a few minutes. Mary was a good conversationalist for one so young and easily engaged the friend in conversation, asking about the young woman's family. In the ensuing conversation, the guest remarked that her father had recently died and was now in heaven.

At that, Mary thought a moment, then nodded her understanding and said, in a voice full of sympathy, "Did he pee on the carpet?"

Thanks to Hilary at The Smitten Image for including this post as a Post of the Week.



  1. LOL! She is a sharp little one to put all that together. Kid stories are ALWAYS so much fun to read. Thanks for the laugh. I knew there was gonna be a good punch line at the end of an incontinent kitty story. :) Poor Kitty. Hope he really is in Heaven.

  2. Elizabeth - Your recent post about the clever things your nephews say reminded me of this story. You just never know what's going to come out of a child's mouth. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks, Ruth.

    Thanks, BB. I'm glad it made you laugh.

  3. Lovely tale, I hope I never soil that carpet, the adverse part would be tough on me.

  4. Kids are so cute.... I love reading stories like this. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

  5. Steve - Ha! A lesson to be learned and remembered, for sure. :)

    Betsy - Kids can certainly keep us on our toes. Glad you enjoyed the story.

  6. Ha.. too funny.. adorable, really.

    I've endured life with a cat who had a killer bladder, as you know. I understand the dilemma but could never choose carpeting over my pets.

  7. Hilary - It's been years since I was told this story, but my impression was that the cat's quality of life had seriously deteriorated with its age. I think the family truly believed this step was going to have to be taken in the very near future, even without the carpet worry.

  8. oh dear! :)

    came over from hilary's POTW to say hello! :)

  9. Ha! Ha! Ha!!
    Good one
    Congrats on your POTW

  10. LOL ... Brilliant, I just LOVED this! :o)

  11. Texwisgirl - Thanks for stopping by.

    Slommler - Thanks. I'm glad it gave you a laugh.

    Deborah - I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  12. Love this! Congratulations on being a POTW! :)

  13. Thanks, Sandra. You never know what a kid is going to say. I would have loved to see the faces of the guest and the mommy when the little one asked that question.

  14. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ladyfi. Thanks for the visit.

  15. What a great story! This made me smile!

  16. Life with Kaishon - Good! That was the plan. Thanks for stopping by.


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