July 27, 2012 1:41am CST
You all know about Khuay the funny cat, but he has now developed a new side. He has become a cat of mystery! I know that you're all waiting for the explanation, so here goes! About a week ago I got up, bleary eyed as usual and headed for the coffee pot. As I was pouring the coffee I noticed something rather rigid under my foot. I lifted my foot and looked down...laying on the floor was a cable tie. "Hummm", I wondered, where did that come from and who dropped it on the floor. I had a good idea because the culprit was a night owl and a prize hunter. The real mystery was where in the world he got it because I live alone and I don't have cable ties in the house. I picked it up and put it on the counter figuring that it was a one time thing. A couple of days later, I again was bleary eyed and headed for that first cup of coffee, and again I stepped on something rather rigid. I lifted my foot again and found a knitting needle. That was a real puzzle because all my knitting supplies are stored in the craft shed. Did Khuay figure out how to open doors and find the knitting stuff? I know there are NO knitting needles in the house so where did he manage to find one? Monday I got up again, made that bleary eyed trip for that first cup of coffee and this time stepped on a metal shank button. It wasn't anything that I have in my stash, and I don't leave buttons out because I know that the cats would be apt to play with them and possibly swallow them. I checked for open windows, doors that could be opened, any holes in the wall that the cat could fit through...and found nothing. This morning was the most mystifying of all! I got up, headed for the coffee pot and got my coffee (with sugar and cream...please remember this) I looked around to make sure that Khuay hadn't latched on to any of the mink bear pieces from a special order...which he hadn't. I went back to take a shower and remembered that I needed to feed the dogs. I went through and got their dry dog food which is in my work room. I put the dry food on the counter and reached for the refrigerator door to get their canned food out. I looked down on the floor and there was a $20 bill sitting there, with Khuay sitting beside it looking very pleased with himself. To start with, Bill didn't sneak it in, I know when he is about to come through the door because the dogs give their happy special bark when he comes up the driveway. It wasn't a neighbor because the dogs would give their warning bark and Abby would be right at the door that the person tried to sneak through. It didn't come from my purse because I am at the end of the month and have no bills larger than a five dollar bill in my purse. Oh, and the door to the patio is locked so no one could come in through to the work room. Now where in the world did that cat get a $20 bill? And to make it odder he made sure that he put it on the floor face up!!! Has anyone else visited the Twilight Zone lately??? I'm living there with Khuay right now....