#2 Clear Case of Who Dunnit

3.28.14LgeBnnrSRAAnother mystery to solve based on three active cats in a fairly small apartment. I usually get up in the wee hours of the morning, get a cup of coffee, and head to my office. Just after turning on the overhead light, I found myself gazing at a strange configuration of wood.

#2awhodoneitphotoIt was very old, and somewhat rotted, and just plain creepy. All the who, what, where’s came to mind. Which of the three busy cats – who always keep us guessing – took part in this caper?Scooter crashed out

First suspect, Scooter, was passed on very quickly. She already has her hands full polishing her IT skills via the use of cat dad’s computer.

No accusations for this kitty today.

1aRussellThinkingRussell and Alice from the Palace are definitely suspects. Was it one, or both…and who masterminded it?

It sure looks to me like Russell is doing some plotting and planning. He is a smart one! This is not his first rodeo.

1bRandAwhispering

Here he is whispering to sweet, innocent Alice – or is she?

The two of them are inseparable and Alice is starting to mimic Russells’ behaviors. Like, for instance, he is the smellingest cat I have ever known. I don’t mean that he is smelly – he just has to smell every object he walks past.

1cAandSplanNow Alice has to give everything she passes the sniff test, too. And if Russell comes up with some mischief to do? I doubt Alice could “just say no”.

It does appear that these are the two hooligans who were digging up my office!

1dARremorse

For the most part, Alice bobbles her head a lot in an effort to understand what is going on around her.

She always tries to be a good girl, but I fear she has come under the control of the master Russell.1eAssuranceRand A

Russell offers her all the assurance she needs. If he thinks something is OK, then surely it is.

It took quite a while before we figured out where the ancient piece of wood came from.

@2bDiscoveryWhodoneit

This is a corner in my office where we discovered the carpet was pulled up. It is just impossible to think what their reasoning was, but I am sure they felt successful in their caper.

I am pretty sure I cannot reason with them, so I came up with a plan to thwart further digging – I hope!2WhoDoneItSecurityMeasure

I have a lot of golf balls that are not getting used these days – they will some day. But for now, I will use them as a “carpet weight”, I guess you would call it. If they decide to pick another spot, I have many more golf balls, and I am not afraid to use them!

 

 

Best tip EVER – undoing your cat’s help

LgeBnnrScooterFaceSo cat dad, Geoff, was working on the budget, and along came Scooter to lend her technical talents:

BestScootersTrick“Do you see what I did?”, she said. “Oh boy, I’m helping!”

Now the computer screen and keyboard are turned upside down. I don’t know what you would do, but…if this ever happens to you, here is the solution:

Control, Alt, Arrow Up

Scooter managed to hit Control, Alt, Arrow Down all at once!

My work here is done for the day.

My work here is done for the day.

One can only hope!

Do you have a keyboard kitty at your house? What has he/she done for you lately?

 

Happy Birthday, Gypsy Rover Russell!

RussellStPatBnnrLgeToday we are honoring Russell’s officially declared 2nd birthday… 2yrBdayRusselland in honor of St. Pat’s Day, I put together a few words chronicling how this wonderful gypsy rover cat came to live with us.
Please feel free to sing along (Karaoke style) to our word adaption if you like.
Maestro? Cue the music. (open link in new tab, then click back to post if you want music to follow the words)

A gypsy rover came over the street,
Into a crevasse shady;
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang,
And he won the hearts of some ladies.
Refrain
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang
And he won the hearts of the ladies.

One left her studies at the school,
Another left her office,
The third one got in late to help,
To capture the Gypsy Rover.
Refrain
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang
And he won the hearts of the ladies.

They looked all around for his missing home,
And searched the area all over;
They sought his people at great speed
For the whistling gypsy rover.
Refrain
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang
And he won the hearts of the ladies.

At last he came to a hovel fine, down by a little city,
And there was music and things were great
For the gypsy and the ladies.
Refrain
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang
And he won the hearts of the ladies.

He is no gypsy, the housemates said,
But Lord of these lands all over,
And we shall stay ‘til our dying day
With our whistling gypsy rover.
Refrain
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-doo-dah-day,
Ah-dee-doo-ah-dee-day-dee,
He whistled and he sang ‘til the green woods rang
And he won the hearts of the ladies.

And he won the hearts of the ladies.