Friday, December 12, 2008

Cat's burglars . . .

Today, a resident thief stole the cat's favorite new toy. It was a large box that had to be removed from the living room while she slept. She was atop her cat condo, curled up and asleep, maybe. Looking as if she is sleeping while actually not doing it is something she has raised to a fine feline art. J gestured to the box and nodded in the direction of the recycle bin, outside. I nodded yes (we dared not speak) and held a piece of paper between her face and the thief's activities.

Long ago, when a battered box (it had been hers, but they're all hers) was being removed by J, she ran to him, reared up and put two paws over the edge of the box while meowing piteously. She could not have written him a letter and been any more clear in her meaning.

So now, to avoid heartache and pleading or feline legal action, we remove them by stealth. No cats are harmed during this process . . .

3 comments:

ol Doc said...

Maybe no cats harmed but I'll bet upon waking, Mew thinks there has been a CAT-astrophe. And if the could CAT-ch the burgler, she'd make minced meat of him/her. Literally. Have you SEEN those sharps at the end of her feet!

Zeta said...

You may be under estimating Mew'w intelligence. She looked for her missing box and then had three suspects.

RANGER said...

We're lucky she pulls her punches. When we rinse her teeth, she lies with folded paws while I open her mouth. We do get reproachful looks, however.