Monday, June 4, 2012

The Curious Case of the Coupon...

Things always get a little crazy around here when my husband leaves on a fishing trip.  My cats are used to being fed at exactly 5:30 am. Period.  But it is my husband who gets up that early.  I try to sleep in till...gasp...6:30.  But by then the door is being pounded by a battering ram of paws.  And the pitiful cries could probably wake the neighbors.  I don't know.  I've never asked!  It was almost 7:00 am central time.  I just didn't feel like getting up.  Darn cats.  Then there was a huge crash.  The sh#@ had hit the fan.

I yelled my unrepeatable go to phrase and raced downstairs.  I knew my orchid had flown to the ground.  I envisioned orchid bark spread clear into the bathroom.  But everything was in place.  Spooky.  Except the curious coupon lying casually on the floor.  Hmmm.  I knew immediately what had happened.  I haven't been watching Sherlock Holmes on tpt for nothing! 

This is where I'd placed the coupon the night before.  Everything was eerily in place.  Who could possess the powers to leap up there silently and precisely.  The only disruption was the coupon slowly floating to the floor.  Hmmm.  Do you see the mysterious image in the mirror?  Look closely...

I looked upwards.  This armoir is 7 feet off the ground.  But the desk with the coupon is a 5 foot jump. Up. 

Two of my prized ceramic pieces were tipped over.  This mild crash sent Akua sailing to the ground. 7 feet down.  And that was what was so loud.  I know it was Akua because my husband has come down from the bedroom before only to discover Akua Flying through the air at the exact moment he entered the room. AAAARRRGGGHHH!

Well, crime does not pay. Akua is awaiting transport to....

 You guessed it.  One more cat-tasrophy down. 200,000 left to go.  For more cat crimes visit www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com

20 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I'm glad your cherished pieces survived the cat-astrpohy!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I a got a great chuckle reading this. It's so CAT! There's just NO sleeping in for cat owners--ever. Good sleuthing on your part! It would have been even more hilarious if the coupon had been for cat food ;)

Anonymous said...

That is one bad Tommy Boy!!!

Donald Urness said...

Was the clock on the left hand side of the wardrobe made by the AC tech ed dept? I have a similar one.

Wanda..... said...

So funny! Granddaughter Katie just adopted 2 cats...the stories she tells are funny too.

Linda Hensley said...

I actually laughed out loud by the end of this post. Thanks! Love the art. Will definitely make it easier to spot the offender in case of future busts.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh
Now shes in kitty jail?
I am glad nothing got broken at least.
Now it is crackers and water for the litty- right?
love
tweedles

Mary said...

Cat-tastrophy Club. Our cat has taught me about her...cats are so funny. PS I like the mug shot.

DJan said...

Well, you know it was all your fault for not feeding her on time. I think YOU should be taken to task for the damage and sent to school to learn how to be owned by cats! :-) :-)

Gattina said...

I hope you learned from this event and jump out of the bed immediately when you hear the slightes meauw ! Cats are terrorists ! lol !

Hilary said...

Too funny. I know all too well what that's like with two cats of my own. And I usually know which one is the culprit. I see you have a turkey feather which survived that tipping.

Nancy Claeys said...

My older cats aren't much for jumping these days... which is a good thing. Glad nothing important was broken. :)

Cindy D. said...

Great story and super sleuth work! I just love this cat illustration! The look on that cat's face is priceless! Lovely eyes and really lovely blue tiles in the background,too.

Au and Target said...

mol, NOW THAT'S FUNNY! Sorry, Target put on the CAPS LOCK button. guess he enjoyed it too.

Barbara said...

Uh oh! Caught in the act... but how could you remain mad at that face? :O) I am impressed that you manage to get your cats to let you lie in bed for so long, one of mine woke me at 5am this meaning, doing her 'yowling on the stairs' thing!

Pat Tillett said...

You just never know about them kitties! That's why I love 'em!
Your illustration is awesome...

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. glad there was no breakage!

Tabor said...

Congrats on your POTW and the good read.

Out on the prairie said...

I have a few of bad ones myself, they often jump where they shouldn't be or really can't.

Jenny Woolf said...

Haha! But why do bad cats always look so innocent?