Oh. My. Mouses.
I'm tellin' ya, my friends. I'm in shock.
I'm in shock. Saffy's in shock. We kitties are most definitely, DEFINITELY in shock.
So I was checkin' on my stash of boxes in the garage the other day. Counting 'em, inspecting 'em, talking to 'em and letting 'em know how much I adore 'em and can't wait to bring 'em in the house and take a nap in 'em and play with 'em... And maybe even give 'em a good scratching now and then.
You know, that sorta thing.
Well at least that's what I was GONNA do.
Okay, so the truth is, I was headin' INTO the garage the other day to check on my stash of boxes, when...
When I discovered my stash of boxes was gone.
That's right, my friends: gone. Gone, I tell you. GONE! Not a trace of 'em anywhere to be found.
Well as you can imagine, the first thing I did was come inside the house, get on the phone, and call the police. A missin' stash of boxes is not somethin' to mess around with, at all. I KNOW how important it is to get the police on the case right away if there's gonna be any chance of gettin' your stash back, unharmed.
Learned that lesson the hard way when my stash of nip disappeared one year, only to find out - TOO LATE - that Peepers had gone and put it in the compost pile on account of the new harvest bein' ready and fresher and stuff, NEVER ONCE THINKIN' about how the older nip stash could have been used to stuff a cushion or somethin' for me to curl up on.
But that's a peep for you, isn't it.
So anyway, I got on the blower right away with the police.
Well once the officer on the blower's other end stopped laughin'...
Silly man thought my call was some kinda prank.
So once the officer stopped laughin', he went and hung up on me.
Can you believe it?
Well that's when Saffy and I decided we'd have to take matters into our own eight paws. We'd have to investigate the case and close it ourselves. And like I said before, we knew how important it was to start right away before the case went all cold like a long-forgotten pot of tea found the next mornin'.
First thing needin' to be done was to interview all potential suspects, startin' with our numero uno, PRIMO suspecto, for sure: the peep.
And that's when we found out that Peepers had gone and used OUR stash of boxes to put on the ground before fillin' up her new, STUPID raised garden beds. She had gone and sliced 'em open, laid 'em flat, put 'em on the ground, and then covered 'em with dirt, like they were garbage or somethin'; and TOTALLY RUINING 'EM, for sure.
And that, my friends, is why Saffron and I are in shock.
It brings a kitty to tears.
Remember to mask up, too.