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As the line in "Young Franknstein" goes;
"Could be worse"
"Could be raining"
We had a leak in our home while away for a week 1/2. 600 albums were stacked against the wall,on edge waiting to be placed in their new spot. All the album covers were fused together with mold. And I mean fused. Took me hours & days to clean them all. Now I have 600 albums with no covers. They all have new sleeves of course. I tear up every time I go to play one. Good side? They have never been so clean....
Not the cat's fault. Sometimes owners have to take responsibily for their pet's behavior. We take on ownership of animals knowing full well their instincts and behavior, animals following their instincts should not be made to suffer a death sentence or abuse of any kind. Be thankful your vinyl was not damaged!
confetti city huh?
Wait for a parade then.
Just about always, we can either "Lower our expectations, or assume responsibility".
it happend to me too in a different scenario, though the same result. Lots of confetti was saved for some special event. that was in 1980.
In 2002 my football team won the Super Bowl... the parade received the now defunk cats 'contribution'... or something similar.
Wee Hughie was in the garden filling in a hole when his English neighbour peered over the fence. Interested in what the mad man was up to, he politely asked, 'What are you doing there, Hughie?'
'My goldfish died,' replied Wee Hughie tearfully without looking up, 'and I've just buried him.'
The English neighbour was very concerned. 'That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it?'
Wee Hughie patted down the last heap of dirt then replied, 'That's because he's inside your cat.'"
A little off topic but might give some insight as to what pet owners might tolerate.
I was over at Dusty Vawter's home a couple years back auditioning his D-200 amps. Dusty has a very nice set-up that includes a set of Von Schweikert speakers. Well a friend of mine and I were listening to some LPs and CDs when out of the blue comes this cat that decides to scale the front of the right channel speaker leaping off to run a few more laps that included scaling the left channel speaker as well. Dusty acted as if it were par for the course and upon inspecting the speakers more closely it must have been a normal routine as the face of the speaker had several scratches.
As far as I could tell the performance of the speakers was unaffected.
One day, at my wife command, I took the garbage out to the garage while my Goldmund Studio was running with my Urushi Black. I returned to the house and it was in total silence. My son dropped a ball on my TT and broke the Urushi. It actually took me 2 min before I decide to spare his life. Now 4 years later, my son is still my son, the broken Urushi still broken. So here you go if there is any consolation. So, take 5, you might come to the right decision.
I am not a fan of cats! I could care less what happens to them. It's a good thing house cats don't weigh 80 lbs, because they could, and would kill you given the chance. Personally I don't think they are fit for cohabitation with humans.....
With all that being said, I think it's clearly not the animal's fault, and the vinyl is perfectly fine. You lost your album covers. I'd be pissed too, mostly at myself.
Maybe buy all one color LP covers for the collection, and display them proudly. I just saw a home design show where they said take the jackets off your books, so they look more cohesive sitting on a shelf.
Many worse things in life than this one.
I should add that years ago on a few occasions, my girlfriends doberman had pee'd on my Quad 63's Arcici stands. I believe he did it simply for spite, probably not just to mark his territory. The stands were usable but rusted a bit. At least he didn't pee higher, directly into the panels. If he did he would have gotten a hell of a shock to a sensitive area, and rightly so.
Why wasn't this on CNN? Such a drama! Worse than the fires in Australia! Those people have lost more than just a vinyl collection, believe me! Come on, get serious! The cat had to do something while being locked up in there, just be lucky she didn't wet your records. At least the cat has manners! Yes, I'm in defense of your cat. I'm her lawyer! NOT GUILTY!
Not to catechise, but I think we can categorically state that it would be neither catallactic nor catholic (even if it were cathartic), to catapult the grimalkin for catalysing catgut from your vinyl catalog, despite the cathectic situation. Rendering catatonic the feline, even after such a cataclysmic catastrophe, would be catering to cattiness.