We have reached a new low of stupidity, everyone. All of a sudden tonight, Jesse and I smelled a putrid smoky smell, kind of like when someone has left their hair in a curling iron for fifteen minutes. Only it wasn’t human hair.

Mirabelle had lit herself on fire.

Jesse and I had lit some Christmas candles and set them on our dresser. Not five minutes later, and Mirabelle had jumped up on the dresser and let her tail come to rest on top of one of them.

She didn’t even know what was happening- she probably thought later that WE were the ones to make half the hair on her tail feel crispy. We yelled at her and made her jump off the dresser, carrying with her that horrid burning smell. She ran off, not even knowing what all the big deal was about.

We didn’t stop laughing for a long time. Then we couldn’t stop hypothesizing about what would have happened had there been actual flames coming from her tail. By the time we would have caught her, what with all the yowling, half the apartment would have been on fire.

Yes, it was funny to think about. But nothing could make the smell any better.

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  • Tess

    Now are you quite she that the demon kitty didn’t spontaneously shoot fire from her tail. I hear evil spawn like herself do such things. I’d invest in a fire extinguisher.

  • Brooke

    I can’t think of a more appropriate cat to catch on fire!

  • Brooke

    …I still feel bitter about that night it kept jumping on my head while I was trying to sleep!

  • Brooke

    … more like attacking my head

  • Brooke

    I hope you didn’t get too excited when you saw you had so many comments, only to realize that they were all from me!

  • Steph

    So in case your life at school and in a new state and being a newly wed wasn’t exciting enough, God gave you an amazingly weird cat, so you wouldn’t miss all those kooky friends you left behind! And all the blogs on the subject of this cat means she really IS crazy, or you’re just really bored. 🙂

  • http://www.shelbymanor.wordpress.com nyx

    so October recently found out that sticking your nose into a flame to get a better idea of what scent the candle happens to be is a bad idea. I was burning some scented candles and she was walking through the house sniffing until she came to the candle at which point she stuck her nose into the flame and jumped pretty high. The funny thing was then watching her try to figure out how to sniff it without burning her nose. She kept trying to get closer but then jumping back because of the fire. . . . . Sometimes you have to wonder what they are thinking….