View Full Version : A real bad day

09-12-2009, 08:04 PM
You hear about it, read about it and you think that will never
happen to me. Well guess what, it happened to me today.
Tears are running down my cheeks as I type this message.
There is only one equation that sums up my total distress
at this moment. That is a Rough and Ready/Corn for the
World flask and a free blow jar + CAT = total and complete
destruction!!!!! All I can say is I'm gutted bad. I hoping I
wake up soon and this was only a bad dream.

09-12-2009, 09:54 PM
[:(]Well Potstone,....It's hard to lose a real nice bottle, by god it is,....I try to remain philisophical when these things happen, but the rarer pieces,...they can be replaced eventually....Try to remember that and I'm betting that maybe something better will come your way. [;)] Joe

09-12-2009, 10:01 PM
Subtle brains and lissom fingers will have saved those pieces... I am a life-long supporter of careful salvaging of old structures, no diesel until the viking lady sings!! ..or are you talking about an actual cat?

09-12-2009, 10:13 PM
I better your poor kitty feels really bad about it too! "It was just an accident, Dad!" I'm sorry about your bottle. You are not alone. I had to put away my whole collection because of my cat.

09-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss[:@]

09-12-2009, 10:38 PM
I've been lucky enough to avoid cat breakage of bottles so far, but they've done plenty of other bad things and I still love them, even when they're bad. It makes you remember what's important.

It reminds me of the Tibetan Sand Mandalas that the Monks make, then destroy - to remind us that nothing is permanent.

If you've never seen that before, here's a quick video

And if anyone is interested, here's a longer one.

09-12-2009, 10:43 PM
No cats in my bottle room! doors locked,cat alarm is on[8D]

09-12-2009, 10:44 PM
That's really nice. And beautiful. Thanks Kate. It's so true.

09-12-2009, 11:41 PM
Ouch, sorry to hear that. I have two mischievous cats and a sometimes-hyperactive dog myself. All of my bottles are either behind sturdy glass in display cabinets or up so high that the three Tasmanian devils could not possibly reach them with spring-loaded paws and a pound of catnip.

I would love to have some of my better bottles out in the open at eye level, especially the nice colors. Nightmares about the very horror that you just described stop me every time I think about it. ~Jim

09-12-2009, 11:50 PM
sorry to here about yer loss my cat knows better

Staunton Dan
09-13-2009, 12:14 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss too. My cat also knows better...Wait a minute...I don't have a cat.

Just Dig it
09-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Otherwise youd have a puce cat right rick? Itll take some time potstone but you got us for support (pat on the shoulder)(hands you a sam adams)

glass man
09-13-2009, 03:51 AM

09-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Sorry to hear about your bottles, we have a cat too, ALL of our Poisons are in cabinets. He can't get anywhere near them...

Sorry for your loss...


09-13-2009, 01:25 PM
Had a crazy kitten come barreling into my ACL sodas back in the day...I had them out just to covet them, and they were set up like bowling pins...and whamo...the kitten hit them sideways at 45 mph...broke just one....a Maw & Paw Mt. Dew that I had dug and it was mint...couldn't blame the cat, I never should have had them all set up in the middle of the floor..

09-13-2009, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the kind words everybody. I guess I can't
blame the cat he was just doing what cats do. I should have
been more aware of what was going on around me.
It's like a lot of accidents, when you let your guard down
chances are something is going to happen. This event has
been a wake up call and I'll make sure I keep my eye's wide open when I have my bottles and glass out. Once again thanks, Greg

09-13-2009, 09:51 PM
Did you bury the cat or just toss it in the garbage?

09-13-2009, 10:18 PM

09-13-2009, 11:28 PM
ORIGINAL: Just Dig it

Otherwise youd have a puce cat right rick? Itll take some time potstone but you got us for support (pat on the shoulder)(hands you a sam adams)

No no The puce bird is wrapped up in a very thick layer of bubble wrap,then a nice little blanket off my wifes side of the bed, and all of that is tucked into a pillow case. A LION COULDN'T BREAK THAT BOTTLE LOL.[8D]