2.01.2013

Friday fun

Can you guess where this little sign resides in my house? I'll give you a hint...


I became tired of people entering my bathroom where they would find the toilet lid down, yet exiting and leaving the toilet lid up! I am pathetically fussy about this because Archie and Jimmy are both fascinated with water and have each taken an accidental dip in the bowl, which is what brings me to the sign.


While cruising my favourite website, Etsy, this summer I found this discrete yet firm "no soliciting" decal and promptly ordered it.  Random foot traffic to my house by people hawking everything from religion to eaves troughs has been remarkably reduced!   This got me thinking about creating a chic little decal for my bathroom that might be an attention-grabber and give folks a gentle reminder.... 


 and so I give you the upstairs commode :-)

38 comments:

Sparkle said...

Oh, that is an awesome sign! I should make one up for my Zazzle store! I hope you do not mind my borrowing your idea.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my goodness, silly kitties! That is NOT the swimming pool! I like the sign, but you might need one on the other side of the lid so they see it when it's in the up position and remember to lower it. MOL
Hope you're doing well!

Mr Puddy said...

Great Sign ! Save the kitties ; )
I still purrs for you Mom Cat
xoxo

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's a great decal for the toilet lid. :-)

We used to get a lot of people soliciting in our area, but now I just don't open the door if I don't recognize who is on the other side (peep hole). Yep, I'm a curmudgeon.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We guessed immediately because we have the same beef with a lot of visitors to our house! What is it with these people?!

Purrs,
The Chans

Cat said...

Go for it Sparkle!!!!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a great idea Cat.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LP said...

Your Mama is very resourceful! We have this problem too and our Mama actually patrols the bathroom when people are visiting and then will slip in and close the lid after they are through.We have a few water lovers here too who have taken a dunking :p

the critters in the cottage xo

Kathy said...

Smart thinking, Cat!!
Oh nothing can be worse than a soaking wet and now mad kitty! lol

I wish we could get that "No Soliciting" sign for our blogs!
Fortunately Spam catches most of them, but...

Wishing you well on getting back to normal!
Hugs,
Kathy

Bellen said...

You'd think that people would close the lid just out of politeness for humans, not just cats. But some people need reminders...

Tamago said...

That's a great sign! Goro is very interested in water and had accident dipping in toilet when he was small, so lids of out toilets are always closed, too.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

archie N jimmy...R mom iz way lovin yur signs...tho frank lee WE due knot noe how yur gonna be abe bull ta practiss fishin if de lid bee closed..if we can think of a way ta open it, we will let cha noe...hope yur mom bee feelin all rite

hope everee one haza grate week oh end !!:)

Random Felines said...

omc - that is awesome....we thought you were going to show us a sign on the wall. :)

Pellie / Penny said...

Hey I think clean toilet water is refreshing - especially on a hot day.

Up with toilet lids. MOL

Purrs,
Genghis

meowmeowmans said...

That's brilliant, Cat! Moosey is also utterly fascinated by water (so was our sweet angel Graphite), and it makes us crazy when people leave the lid up.

Hope you are doing well, dear friend.

Hugs from us all!

Marg said...

That is a great idea CAt. I am so glad to see you back blogging. You must be feeling a little better. Love the sign on the toilet. I don't ever have anyone else here, so I don't have to worry. But it is important for sure to close the lid. Take care and take it easy.

looloo said...

This is my obsession too, Cat! Our kitties are like our children, we foresee everything that can happen with them!

Madi and Mom said...

HEY HEY HEY HEY WE HAVE MISSED YOU AND HOPE THIS FINDS YOU DOING WELL!
Oh do I know what you mean about the lid?

Lots of hugs
Madi and mom

Pretinha said...

Surely we need a warning like this, the already Pretinha accidentally fell into the water twice.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

only cat lovers can understand and LOVE IT!

Bernadette said...

I knew right away--my lid has been closed since the first kitten over 30 years ago! Besides, who wants to walk into the bathroom and look into the toilet? Of course, I live alone, so compliance is easy.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Pawsome message for the lid!!!!!
Mom likes to keep the lid down in our home too ;)
We are continuing to purr for you Cat, and hope you are doing well!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure, Tiger, JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

The Island Cats said...

Ha! We guessed that it was in the bathroom...but not actually on the lid! What a great idea!!

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a great sign! Our mum hates when visitors leave the lid up too. We are keeping our purrs going for your continued recovery.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

HH needs to get one of those lids.... Lid Down is a rule in our house too...

Have a great day.

hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Great idea and lovely done!
Take care
Alex

Cory said...

Oh yes! Great idea. If we don't keep the lid closed, certain kitties..who shall remain nameless...will have their faces planted in that water!

Brothers....sigh.

Oh, am I giving it away?

Figa.....ooops.

xoxo Cory

Cat with a Garden said...

That's a great idea! Our mom too doesn't like it when guests leave the lid up. We are just way too curious.

Marilia said...

Great idea!

Clooney said...

We understand the lid thing for sure. We like the decal it is simple and classy and we like your outdoor one as well.

Rene said...

That is so clever! I wish we had one too.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! May we borrow this idea for our loo?

Lizzie & 3 kitties

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

love it!!

Forever Foster said...

When our mum and dad first moved in together they lived with another couple and their cat, Neville. Neville loved to drink from the toilet and would jump up at the slightest opportunity. He once misjudged the time and tried to have a drink while the toilet was in use by the man they lived with. He needed a good scrubbing after that! Your sign is a very good idea.

We hope you are doing well Cat, and send our best purrs.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Hi Ben!! Do you want to be my Valentine? Sorry I has been awol lately and I am a bit miffed!! I would like to also invite you to the Two Valentine's Parties this week, too! One in the TCC and the Other is I am not sure of the name!! I'll let you know later!!
Hugs,
Clemmie

PS: Lots of hugs and purrrs for your Mom to feel better soon!!
Your TX furiends,

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Melody said...

Oh that is so cool! Creative thinking on your part.
Good to see you guys.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

MOL! We just realized we read this but didn't reply! (oops!)

We have one tooo, only ours says, "Please close lid so Faraday doesn't take a bath..." (snicker)