My Crazy Cleo....

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
My Crazy Cleo....
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 11:42am

This really isn't "funny"....but it's funny....LOL....

Those of us who have adopted furkids often don't know what they went through in their past life.  My Cleo has always been a little timid, like my ^Valentine^ but not as bad.  And certain things frighten her like the water hose, loud noises, etc.  One strange thing that frightens her is my ironing board.  Thankfully I don't iron much...our uniform shirts are knit and don't require ironing....so there's little ironing to be done on a regular basis.

Tomorrow we're having a Health Day at our VA Beach Studio so both DH and I will be wearing our button-down shirts.  They both needed ironing so I decided to do that this morning.  Since I know that Cleo is afraid of the ironing board instead of taking it into the Great Room I opened it up in the utility/laundry room, which is off the hallway and has a door. 

Once I opened it up and plugged in the iron I wanted to put Cleo out.  Well....she was nowhere to be found!!  I kept calling for her and finally heard her tail banging on the upstairs walkway.  After much coaxing she finally came down but "slunk" past the utility room as if the ironing board was going to jump out and grab her......  I can't even imagine why she's so frightened....

Laura
Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 2:27pm

I can't imagine what she associates with the ironing board...but apparently it's "something".  Since I have no idea what type of home she originally came from it's diffficult to imagine....

Laura
Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 2:25pm

I realized this fear a long time ago....when I did have to iron I used to take the ironing board into the Great Room so I could watch TV.  but I noticed that Cleo would run and hide.  That's why I do whatever ironing I need to do in the utility room...and she "still" gets frightened....

Laura
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Registered: 11-19-2001
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 6:48pm
Poor baby! LOL! You wonder what they think it is don't you? One of my foster Greyhounds freaked out over flies and would spend all his time eyeballing the ceiling looking for flies. Wonder what he was thinking? LOL!
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Registered: 10-05-2000
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 2:29pm

You're right - this is funny yet not funny LOL! How strange - the ironing board. It must be an association with some noise. That reminds me of the times I have to vaccuum and instead of getting away Taz runs toward the vacuum!! Now, that's strange!