Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Whump Monster Lives Here

Here I am sitting in Dad's chair. We're not allowed on Dad's chair, and I know it. Still, I prefer to sit here than in my regular spots around the house. Why, you ask?

Because a Whump Monster has moved into our house, and it's living under the new wood floors. I can tell right where it lives, too, because the floor is buckling up. Yes, buckling up! The wood is bowing and bending, and it make a funny whump sound when we walk over it. Really, it's enough to curl a wire's hair.

We had a nice visit with the flooring company and we're assured that this monster will go away in a week or so when the air dries out and the rain stops. Lots of folks are having Whump Monsters under their floors right now, even with the most expensive wood. This happens when it rains almost daily for weeks at a time and the wood swells. It leaves a little air pocket just right for something to move in and live there. These monsters do not like dry weather, so as soon as the weather improves outside, this one should move on down the road and leave us alone.

I'm glad all I have to do is wait a week or so for the weather to fix this. Good gracious, I was afraid those workers would come back and tear up the floor again. Having the floor ripped up was a big stress in our lives, especially Glynn who likes her routine the best. So I guess for a little while, we'll just walk around and give the Whump Monster some space, and wait for it to go away. They don't eat terriers, do they?


Gus said...

Whump monsters do not eat terriers. Terriers do not eat Whump Monsters. It is a reciprocal agreement.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Whomp Monsters wreck havoc on sneaking around though, don't they? We have a Squeak Monster and it has gotten me in trouble before, when I walk near (or, heaven forbid! on) it when I'm sneaking upstairs to sleep on the Girl's bed. If my people are downstairs, under where the Sneak Monster lives, they invariably hear me tiptoeing along, thanks to that loud-mouth. Sadly, ours doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.

Hang in there,
Jake (and Miss Fergi)

Eric said...

Eeeeek. I hope Whump Monsters only eat wood Tell. Maybe check with your leggeded sissy? See if she's done that part on her vettie course yet. In the meantime sit tight in that chair.

Worried wags, Eric xx

Asta said...

I'm suwe the whump monstew is all noise and no needn't wowwy , you sweet tewwiews awe safe
smoochie kisses

Molly and Taffy said...

WE have never heard od Whump monsters before. Sound a bit scary to us but we do agree you need to stay on your Dad's chair for the forseeable future.

Molly and Taffy

TwoSpecialWires said...

Stopped back by to make sure the Whump Monster hadn't gotten the best of you. We're pleased to see that you are still around. Are you still sittin in the chari? We also wanted to thank you for the kind words of encouragement (and wisdom) for Fergi. She's TRYING to follow the rules.... but she keeps sneaking in leaps up on the bed. If we'd GO to bed a decent hours, maybe she'd be better. Anyhow... she'll trying her best.

Till Friday,
Stay good,
Your friends Jake and Fergi

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about, Tell! We get those whump monsters in our kitchen, sometimes when we have lots of rain. The problem we have is that it forces the grout out from between the boards. Mom installed the floor herself and forgot that the wood swells! She keeps having to fix it. We hope yours goes away soon!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Agatha and Archie said...

We happen to know that you are safe..whump monsters actulaly find us wires crazy so they stay far away form us....Love A+A

Amber-Mae said...

Don't be afraid of the Whump Monster. I'm sure it won't harm you Terrier.

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Jake of Florida said...

We don't have Whump Monsters, even though we have wood floors -- but we do have Thwack Monsters that come put when the weather changes abruptly and the wood beams contract.

We've been told they do not mess with terriers -- but still, you never know!!!

Keep an eye out just in case and call us if you need help!!!

Jake and Just Harry