AMARULA: As you know, dear readers, last week I began my investigation into who has been stealing my toys. I lined up a hefty array of suspects, but I also thought it only fair to present you with the clues that have led me to suspect my list of mischievous miscreants. I don’t want anyone to accuse me of not being impartial!
SUSPECT #1 ZULU: The Clues…
Clue #1: He just looks guilty of something.
Clue #2: On several occasions, after a catnip-fueled night of carousing and catcalling, I have caught him asleep surrounded by my toys!
Clue #3: He likes claiming things that are solely mine as his own. I have on several occasions made it clear that the Human’s beloved rocker is actually mine, but Zulu insists it is his:
Not to mention how he invades MY outdoor domain!
There can be little doubt that Zulu is a serious suspect!
SUSPECT #2 FRODO: The Clues…
Clue #1: Much like Zulu, he just plain ole looks guilty! I mean the thing never blinks! Never!
Clue #2: We know FRODO is capable of grave deception after he was caught toying with my playthings in the never-to-be-forgotten bathtub incident. And, just like Zulu, he has also been caught in several compromising positions with my toys!
Clue #3: The Human had a friend who brought a …shudder…dog for a visit. At some point the canine’s antler toy went missing and I just bet you know who was caught playing with it!
Frodo was even caught sleeping with it!
SUSPECT #3 Vera aka the Furless one: The Clues…
Clue #1: The creature crawls yet has no fur. It’s unnatural!
Clue #2: Much like Frodo, she is just too darn friendly!! One can only imagine what madness hides behind that seemingly innocent smile!
Clue #3: She has also been spotted playing with my toys (and playing with Frodo, which clearly shows a significant lack of judgement)
SUSPECT #4, 5 & 6 Odin the dog, the Raccoons and the Squirrels.
Sadly, a large snow fall prevented me from doing my usual neighborhood rounds and ruined my chance to spy on these suspects so I am going to focus my efforts on Zulu, Frodo and Vera!
Now that I have evaluated the clues, I shall spend a few days pondering the evidence. Stay tuned next week when I began to question the suspects! It won’t be pretty!
ZULU: Psssssssssst Frodo, don’t look now but I think Amarula might be on to us. Are you sure you hid the toys well?
FRODO: Don’t worry big bro! I got it covered! Hee hee!