Friday, January 11, 2013

The Brigand Schooner


All six of the cat toy balls with the bells inside--that were rescued from behind the piano last weekend--are missing (see previous post).
The Brigand Schooner
While doing laundry this evening, I decided to incarcerate the brigand, Schooner, in kitty jail until he gives up the location of the loot. 

His brother, Hobiecat, is not willing to be an informer.
Potential Informer, Hobiecat

Saturday, January 5, 2013

King me

Piano with basket of cat toys on lower left

Today I decided to rearrange the furniture in the living room.  I don't do this very often because I have two pianos, a huge, old, walnut armoire, and the usual furniture. Everything is heavy and the cats do nothing to help.  In fact, they formed a rambunctious audience, I thought, until I pulled one of the pianos out from the wall and began to shove it across the room. It was then I realized the cats were anxious, as in Poe's Tell-Tale Heart.

Behind the piano (which I thought was flush against the wall to prevent creatures from gathering back there), I found six round cat balls with bells inside, the pit of an avocado, a balled aluminum foil wrapper from some confection, and eleven checkers.

I'm not pulling out the other piano.  I'm pretty sure that is where they have been hiding all the stuff they've been buying from eBay.