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The Discovery of Kleenex Tissue & A Birthday Wish


This is a special day. You see it is Mom L’s birthday TODAY! I helped her prepare this post before her ouchie surgery back on December 11.

She wanted something fun, funny and happy to motivate my readers to chuckle, smile and enjoy. I tapped my claw on the desk for about 2 nanoseconds before I came up with the following about none other than The Kid Sage.

She is usually good for a laugh…na’mean?

The photos are certainly NOT top quality as this all happened one morning while we were all hanging out in my master bedroom, watching the news and what not. TKS likes to explore the humans’ nightstands. She has been doing this for a year now.

Suddenly, she took notice of something on Mom L’s nightstand. It has always been there,but this time, unfortunately, TKS decided it required further inspection and sampling.

What is this? Has it always been here?

What is this? Has it always been here?

And then the analysis, sampling and discovery began.

Oh! It moves

Oh! It moves

Now testing for texture and durability.

I better take one to test it

I better take one to test it

Testing one was not enough.

Probably need several...*pull, yank*

Probably need several…*pull, yank*

The discovery continued. She found she needed more than her mouth to get her test samples where she wanted them for closer inspection.

Meowzers! I need my paws for leverage

Meowzers! I need my paws for leverage

It was unbelievable she paid absolutely no attention to Mom L’s attempts to distract her. Mom L moved the box to a lower level closer to her. TKS did not let it slow her down.

I can still reach it Mom

I can still reach it Mom

The shredding and ripping continued.

*sniff* wonder what they use this for. It certainly is fragile and tears easy

*sniff* wonder what they use this for. It certainly is fragile and tears easy

She finally reached her objective. The sample was placed just where she wanted. Her inspection and analysis of the tissue was about to swing into full action.

Now I have you just where I want you *shred, tear, munch*

Now I have you just where I want you *shred, tear, munch*

At this point…Mom L said “enough”!. And The Kid Sage was disappointed for about 2 -3 nanoseconds until Dad P caught her attention with her favorite wand toy…a wand, with black string and nothing attached to it. So much for all those feathery attachments.

The end result of Sage discovering Kleenex tissue

The end result of Sage discovering Kleenex tissue

Should any of you be wondering; this discovery continues to catch her attention. Now, she never passes up a tissue box without trying out the tissue. We fear the end result if she ever discovers the toilet paper rolls….*shudder; rolls eyes*

Paw Pats, Savannah

Head Bonks, The Kid Sage

For Our Mom Linda 

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47 thoughts on “The Discovery of Kleenex Tissue & A Birthday Wish

  1. kittiesblue on said:

    What a beautiful card for your mom. Ours is beyond embarrassed that she missed Mom Linda’s birthday. She has really slacked off during the holidays with her visiting. She is putting this date on her 2015 calendar right now. Hope you two spent the day giving your mom lots of extra love and cuddles. Happy Belated Birthday, Linda! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. We missed mom Linda’s birthday!!!!! A belated happy birthday Mom 🙂

    Sage I think that white soft gooey stuff is what mom’s knee feels like now!! Give it a jolly good poke :)))) x0x

  3. Sorry I haven’t been around for ages, but hope you had a lovely Christmas xxx

  4. Happy Birthday to Mom and YEAH GOOOO SAGE with the tissues!!

    * looks around * What Can’t I say tear the tissues Sage?


    Silver Kitten

  5. The Kid Sage is a hoot. Her and Scylla must be related. Scylla viciously attacks the paper towels in the kitchen.

    Happy Belated Birthday to Mom Linda. ~ATCAD

  6. Judy & C.A.T.S on said:

    Happy Birthday to Mom Linda. We hope her knee is getting better. It is so much fun to tear up tissues; toilet paper is fun too. Hope all of you have a great day. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.) and mom Judy

  7. Happy Birthday to Mom Linda. We hope she’s recuperating from her surgery well. We haven’t discovered the tissue paper yet. What are we missing???

  8. I’ve never played with Kleenex but I do have fun rubbing my face on the corner of the box and sticking my paw in the box. Next time I’ll have to try snagging a few tissues to play with.
    And Happy Birthday to your mom.

  9. Happy Birthday to your Mom L. I didn’t see her listed on my FB calendar. Hmmm! Sending paw hugs and healing purrz. I like biting on the tissue box but I don’t tough the tissues. TW would have been laughing too hard to take pics while Sage was pulling her act.

  10. Aaaaw Dat’s very cute. MOL Happy Meowday to yous mommy Savannah. Hope she’s feelin’ lots better. Hav fun and take care of yous mommy.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  11. Happy Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!!!! Hoping she is feeling better!

  12. Happy Birthday to your mom! And thanks for the chuckle- that was cute 🙂

  13. Happy birthday to your mom ! We hope her knee is getting better. And we hope you discover the toilet paper roll very soon, Sage ! Purrs

  14. Happy Birfday Linda Lady frum me Siddhartha an LadyMum!!! Wee iss hopin yur restin well an gettin stronger every day!!!
    Wee iss laffin at Thee Kid Sage…an now mee iss wunderin iff wee hass any of thiss Kleenex here….hmmmm…..mee must go look…
    Toilet paypurr iss ALOT of fun butt maybee do not tell Sage that! 😉
    Luv, Siddhartha an *LadyMum* ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  15. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man on said:

    Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Mom Linda! We hope you are healing well and little or better yet no pain. Sweet Sage you found quite and entertaining box of fluff there didn’t you? lol Love you all. We came by to wish you all a Very Happy New Year and that 2015 be filled with love, happiness, good health, all you need to live comfortably and lots of hugs and nose kisses!

  16. Interestin’… Softer than regular ol’ wrappin’ tissue paper and packaged up in a nice, conveniently sized box. Gosh, that might even be better than unrollin’ the toilet paper. Gonna have to try this, for sure. I’ll let you know what happens, later.


  17. S & S…a veree happee 21st birthday two yur mom…hope yur dad buys her a Lamborghini…in red….with leather seetz… sew when ewe guys hop in for a ride ya got stuff ta scratch 🙂 heerz two a fun fun day with lotz oh love N cake…N sage…ya just gotta try…toy let paperz !! ♥♥♥♥♥

  18. That’s what our Mr. Pickwick likes to do, but with kitchen paper rolls or rolls of toilet paper: roll them off and (completely) shred the paper. He usually has a blast when he can do that.
    Happy birthday to your Mom,

  19. Kleenex is definitely fun to tear! I agree! BOL!
    Happy Happy Birthday Linda~!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  20. Happy Birthday to Mom Linda,wishing a speedy recovery,xx Speedy

  21. Happy BDay to your Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Happy Birthday to your dear Mom! We hope she has a wonderful day! 🙂 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

  23. Happy wonderful birthday Mommy L. In behalf of all the kitties, we headbonks you for all the special things you do for kitties .

    Emma and Buster

  24. Thank you for showing me what Kobi and Bo must have done one evening with our tissue box! You are so sneaky! 🙂 Ellie

  25. Happy Birthday to that very special Mom from all of us! Tissues sure are fun!

  26. catfromhell on said:

    Ah! Ha!!! Has Sage been coming to our house and unrolling all the toilet paper? Jo Jo keeps saying “Not Me!” (even though she has tissue breath…) Now mes shall sing!!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Savannah and Sage’s Mommy Linda!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

  27. Happy birthday! Looks like a good gift would be a bulk pack of tissues.

  28. Two Frwnch Bulldogs on said:

    You know what’s fun too? Go in the bathroom and there is Kleenex on a roll. It spins
    Lily & Edward

  29. Happy Birthday to your mom. Please give her the biggest hug ever from me ( and later one from my staff, because they currentlyhave a cold and are full of germs). Sage, I like that Kleenex-thingies too, it’s like magic that you want just one and if you pull on that thingy you can get all :O)

  30. Sage, let me tell you…kleenex is nothing compared to toilet paper and paper towels! ~Ernie

    Happy Birthday to your mom! We hope she has an extra special day!

  31. Happy Birthday Mom L! Hope you have a day that is as wonderful as you are! TKS, that is excellent form on those kleenex, little boxes are fun too! Just wait until you discover the toilet paper…*sigh*…they are all heaven!

  32. The Feline Contingent on said:

    Happy Purr Day, Auntie Linda! We hope your ouchie gets betterer soon! — The Feline Contingent (Lilith, Rosco, Tina, & Lucky) And Staff (Meowmie Debby)

  33. hannahandlucy on said:

    Happy Birthday to your Mom – we hope she has a great day picking bits of tissue off everything!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  34. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS LINDA!!! You got a new knee for your birthday AND for Christmas……a very good gift I’d say. As for Sage, Kleenex is just a hop skip and jump from toilet paper so good luck with that. We do like flimsy stuff like tissue paper, Kleenex, TP…..and even (eeeeek) panty hose if they’re accidentally left somewhere “available” – they shred nicely too!

    Enjoy your birthday and Mom and I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!
    Love, Sammy and Pam

  35. Very happy birthday, Mom Linda! Sage, we’re sure that she would LOVE some creative kleenex tissue art for her birthday. It looks like you’re ready to deliver.

  36. Happy Birthday, Mom L. Have a wonderful, day filled with smiles. And hide the tissues….

    Love and licks,

  37. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    Happy Birthday Savannanh & Sage’s Mom! We hope your ouchie feels better really fast! Our HuMom says that if Sage discovers toilet paper, turn the roll around. You’ve probably seen the posts about the ‘right’ way to install the roll, with the flap so it unrolls easily with a slight turn? In a house with a cat like Hitch, that is a recipe for having toilet paper wound throughout the house. Those 1000 sheet rolls really are long! But turning the roll backwards and it just goes round and round no matter how fast kitty feet turn it. Now you’ll still have a few bite marks and claw hole but your roll will still be useable and (hopefully) kitty will get board with a roll that just spins and spins!
    Have a meowtastic birthday!

  38. mariodacat on said:

    Happy birthday to your mom Linda. That was quite the prezzie that sage made for mom L. WE HOPE MOM L Reallya appreciated all tHe work sagE went to to make such a nice prezzie!

  39. I don’t want to lower the tone of the conversation….as long as she is not thinking it is a new litter box, you’re OK! 😉

  40. Happy birthday to your human! How funny that Sage is so enthralled with Kleenex! My human keeps her boxes somewhere that I don’t explore – not by design, just by coincidence.

  41. Happy birthday to your mom. Let’s hope if Kleenex is involved it for happy tears 🙂

  42. Happy birthday to your mommy! We hope her knee is getting less owie all the time! Oh boy, Sage and the tissue tussle.. yeah, this does not bode well for any toilet tissue in the future!

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