We went shopping today, for a weird little mix of things that had become necessities:
- Wellies (1 x pair)? Tick.
- Black Converse (1 x pair)? Tick.
- Two torches (one battery powered and one rechargeable)? Tick.
- AC Charger for the iPod? Tick.
- Enzyme cleaning spray to deal with little kitty surprises? Tick.
- Small cat litter tray to facilitate toilet training? Tick.
- Vegetable stock cubes? Tick.
- Hippy butter (That's what Doc calls the butter spread with no trans fatty acids in it. And he won't eat it.)? Tick.
- Drawing pins? Tick.
- Portable UV Light? Cross.
I could not find a UV light in our local hardware supermarket, or Radio Shack (purveyors of fine electronic geekitude); where else would you get one from? I didn't think it would be this hard to find one.
You may wonder why I even need a UV light, which is a fair enough question. Well you know how in all of the "CSI" series they are forever spraying luminol around to check for blood at a crime scene and it makes it glow? Well, apparently UV light does the same for cat pee. I am pretty certain the girls haven't been peeing anywhere that I don't know about, because they are usually very good, but after Nancy's little protest last week I would like to be 100% positive of that.
I quite honestly think the best thing to do now would be to order a Sonic Screwdriver on-line, that way I could combat both cat pee and Daleks, and I am all for multi-tasking.
Unfortunately I can't buy a real Sonic Screwdriver, however much I want to believe in their existence, but you can buy a pretty cool toy one that comes with a pad of psychic paper. One end is an invisible ink pen, and the other end is a UV light that makes the ink glow. Which, cat pee aside, sounds pretty damn cool doesn't it?