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. 


41 comments:

  1. Oh dear. I would be very upset too about any one of the cats or dogs eating raisins. I suppose watching the poop closely over the next few days would reveal the culprit...And hopefully the raisins don't cause any harm.

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  2. Actually, we are imagining a google search fer "bible study muffins"...

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  3. Maybe another human took it! :) Our human's bad at solving mysteries!

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  4. Hmmmm, they both look so guilty yet so innocent at the same time. This is a tough one!

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  5. Awww Buddy and Sam are tooo innocent!! They're so gorgeous! Awww me and Charlie think that the muffin self exploded! Oh dear!! Yes, the muffin is guilty!! LOL! Take care
    x

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  6. The third alternative - could be that a black hole appeared out of nowhere and the muffin was sucked up into outer space - Or maybe an alien zapped it up into his space ship cuz he was hungry.
    Pellie says we got a black hole around here - so that's my choice for what happened to it.
    Hope nobody gets sick from enjoying such a tastey treat.

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  7. I say send 'em both to the town square stockade. If I ever saw a guilty looking pup - it looked just like those two.
    No doubt about: Guilty as charged!
    [however Maggy and Zoey are strongly in favor of a suspended sentence]

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  8. They both look extremely guilty to me!

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  9. We think the muffin threw itself off the counter into an unsuspecting open mouth - we aren't at liberty to disclose their identity because it wasn't their fault! It was just fate!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. We think they look like partners in crime. Maybe they shared in the deed?

    The Florida Furkids

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  11. Da squirrels....it was da squirrels!!!

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  12. Maybe it was a joint effort! We had half a salmon burger disappear off the counter recently. Rosie knocked it off the counter and I ate it!

    Your pal, Pip

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  13. I say the muffin got stolen while Mom Jan was at bible study. You know its a one stop shop - you can steal a muffin and stop and pray about it all n one place.

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  14. we think they BOTH look very guilty...maybe it was a joint operation!!

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  15. THEY ARE BOTH INNOCENT for sure (paws crossed behind back). MOL! xx

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  16. I think it was really the muffin man!

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  17. Oh dear that is a mystery for sure and the paper to go as well. I say it was a big bird that swooped in as those cute woofies look far too innocent MOL.. Mum said she never knew about raisins not being good for us.. Hugs GJ xx

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  18. Oh me finks neither is guilty. Them bof looks so very innosent!
    Me finks the muffin runned away from home!

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  19. WEll we cannot blame either one of you. We cannot believe that either one of you took that muffin. We think an introoder came in and lifted the muffin. But we do hope no one gets sick. Have a great week end.

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  20. Don't confess! Don't confess!

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  21. Hmmm, we don't like to point a paw, but we do think they both have very guilty looks on their faces:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  22. I know..but I'll never tell! (I don't know)

    xoxoxo katie

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  23. YEp, they both looks awfully suspicious to me But since I is a dog I'm gonna blame it on da squirrels...or da kittehs.

    I wish I could counter surf.

    Puddles

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  24. I think it may have been a team effort.

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  25. Hmmm, they both look perfectly healthy to me, so I say they dint eat no rayzins.

    I think Jan ate it herslef and forgot.

    Yep, that's it.

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  26. Jan ate it and is blaming you
    Benny & Lily

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  27. We think it must have been Nott Me creeping around again.

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  28. we finks it was sam. he looks guiltiest. of course, no cat would do something like that! our dogs haf allus eaten raisins to no ill effect, an' we knows a couple ofurs (an' their potbelly-pig brofur) who simply adore them an' are liffin' long, healthy lifes. moeration, we finks, izza key.

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  29. We has a house brownie. He has lived with Mommy's family forever. His name is Mr McQue. He mostly eats cat food but every once and a while he has a yen for human food and steals something Mommy or daddy has left awound. Afterwards he gets very michevious and pulls our tails and chases us through the house in the middle of the night.
    Perhaps yous guys has one too
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  30. We are putting all of our 8 paws in that it was Buddy. We just have that feeling!!

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  31. BURP!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Tasty!

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  32. HAAAAAAAA!!!

    I say Buddy!!!

    He has "guilty" written all over his face!

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  33. We think they both look guilty! Mica Moo stole half of a bagel from our kitchen counter, took it upstairs, nibbled on it but was caught playing with it. She's not too bright.

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  34. Ok, theese one is a tough one...I see that Buddy has his "game face" on (I mean the guy is a brain surgeon after all)so I thinks it might be Sam...

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  35. Definitely one for Scenes of Crime!
    Things disappear like that at our place too! lol
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  36. We are so glad that Archie's message worked( on how to steal a.....WHOOPS lips sealed over here( isn't it easy? Call us and we will tell you part two how to steal bigger and better things) love A+A

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  37. Buddy and Sam are sayin', "Hey, ya leave a treat on our turf and you're takin' your chances, pal," which means that I think they were in it together, hehe!

    Thanks for stopping by to wish Julie a happy birthday!

    Hugs,
    Tom & Mittens

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  38. Sounds like a conspiracey to me. They all did it. have a great weekend everyone, hope you enjoyed that muffin.

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  39. Now that is perplexing! If you ever figure out whodunit, you must let us know!

    Purrs,
    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, Sky, & Mama Rose

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  40. Hahaha the mystery of the bran muffin -- that is a good one.

    We haven't been around much lately. Thank you for your caring words on Abby.They are so appreciated at this time when the Mom is freaking out over her illness.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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