Friday, January 20, 2012
Honor Among Thieves
Zoolatry has given bloggers a challenge to post on unsolved cat and dog mysteries today. Our biggest mystery was what we could post on. Although we have lots of mysteries around here, most of them involve where Jan put something so she wouldn't lose it.
As far as who does what, Jan usually figures that out pretty quickly, even though we don't tattle on one another. Well, we don't usually tattle. Yeah, guess we do once in a while.
But we're not tattling on this one. Probably because it happened when we were all watching Jan preparing our late dinner one night. Although we missed the deed, there are suspects.
Jan brought a raisin bran muffin home from Bible study one night, set it on the kitchen table, and intended to eat it after she fed us. This, of course, is not actually the original muffin. It's a stand-in for the victim. (Can a bran muffin be a victm?)
Anyway, as soon as our dinner was finished, Jan grabbed a knife and .... And .... The muffin was gone! Not a crumb remained. Whoever stole the muffin even ate the paper cup it was baked in. Jan wanted that muffin and was very upset, but mainly because raisins are highly toxic to cats and dogs. Just a few can cause kidney damage and death.
Jan has two suspects.
1) Buddy likes to counter surf. He ate 9 dinner rolls from the cookie sheet as they cooled on top of the stove once, not to mention a PBJ on the computer desk, the top slice of bread to a not-yet-toasted cheese sandwich, and a few other things he's managed to snatch in an unguarded moment.
2) Sam has never been a counter surfer but lately he has shown an interest in taking it up. He ate the big-as-a-cat stuffed candy corn toy, various cat toys, and likes to steal tissues from the trash. Since the paper cup was eaten too, Sam is definitely under suspicion to have committed the crime.
Merci isn't a suspect because she's too short to reach the table. We cats weren't added to the line-up either. None of us would have eaten more than a nibble, especially in such a short period of time.
Here are the two suspects. Which one do you think is guilty - Buddy or Sam? Neither one will admit or deny. the crime.