The following story is real. The events are real. The photos are not staged, and the names have not been changed to protect the innocent. Not long ago things started happening during the day while the Mom was away. Just little things, but as they say, while the Mom's away, the cats will play. One day she came home and found this on the kitchen floor:
The next day this was waiting for her. The perpetrator had not only whapped items off the kitchen counter, but had tried to cover his/ her tracks:
The following day:
This was bad. Whoever was doing this picked the tag out of a small basket of items on top of the microwave, chewed the plastic tie then threw it on the floor. Or maybe spit it out there cause it didn't taste as good as it looked. Small pieces of plastic were left behind on the stove. Possibly small pieces were in someone's digestive tract. The Mom decided NOT to investigate that. A couple days passed, then it became personal:
Everyone's been really quiet about this and pretends its not happening. Clearly we are dealing with a desperate character who doesn't mind possibly burnt paws if he or she can get his or her jollies. See if YOU can help the Mom figure out who it is. She has a really good idea!
OUI OUI: Purry sweet, hardly ever in trouble. Never jumped on anything until Mica Moo taught her how. Since she learned, there's not a surface she hasn't visited. The Mom thought she had a compromise with Oui. She could put her front paws on the table while sitting in the Mom's lap if she stayed off things otherwise. Not known to whap, unless Mica tries to sleep in her spot at night with the Girl. She does have an unfortunate affinity for plastic.
MICA MINNIE MOO: Can be sweet, in trouble at least once a day. Being Formerly Feral, she has had to learn some house manners. Taught Oui Oui the art of jumping. Has been caught red pawed stealing butter, shortbread cookies, madeleines and bagels from the furry same kitchen counter. Not known for whapping but she is purry good at covering things up.
JULIE: Only sweet with her Mommy, if she gets in trouble, its serious. Will become highly crabulated even with her Mommy if she's combed. Not known for her jumping, she prefers to plow through things. She will jump if it means the chance to attack another kitty. An expert whapper, when she whaps, she whaps to kill. She has a deadly double pawed blow. She sits up like a prairie dog, and goes at it furiously with both paws, breaking down barriers or stunning opponents - with her long beautiful furs waving gracefully in the wind. Gets in trouble mostly for trying to kill Mica from under doors.
CARLOS RAPHAEL CAMARO: A secretive mancat who likes to spend time alone doing what???? Too busy sleeping to get into trouble. Not really known for whapping or jumping but he's done naughty things for years without getting caught. Only process of elimination has indicted him.
So what do YOU think? Who gets your vote? We would have loved for this to be interactive, but the Mom's just too dumb to do that. She will manually count the votes then publish the results along with the identity of the real criminal tomorrow. These are some wily kitties - DON'T GET TAKEN IN!!!!!