Last year I bought My Rozie a pretend kitten for Valentine's Day. I thought it was cute. However, said gift crashed and burned, and I knew when it got assigned to the cupboard under the stairs that it was unlikely to ever be seen again. *sighs*
However!!! It comes out each year as a Christmas decoration and lives (admittedly, a bit hidden) under our tree. While that doesn't elevate it to a success, it does mean that it wasn't a complete failure.
Said kitten was placed by My Rozie under the tree again yesterday when the tree was set up.
Tonight, while I was processing some photos from the day, I hear a mournful cry, "Andrew! Did you take the kitten?'
Being a tad slow, and distracted, I said, "What kitten?"
"The one under the tree!"
My reply, "Why the hell would I take the kitten from under the tree?!"
"Well it's gone!" which only left me thinking... "Well, you didn't like the darn thing anyway."
"Do you think Bobbie took it?"
To which I reply, "Why the hell would Bobbie take a kitten that he can't even eat?"
To cut the long story short, after much banter, I was "persuaded" to use a torch to look around the yard at 9:30 pm to see if said kitten was out there. I'm not sure whether My Rozie thought a pretend kitten wandered off, or whether a dingo took our kitten.
Eventually, I found a thundering great hole in one of my vege beds with a of what could only be described as mining tailings beside it. While it was clear the kitten was not in the hole, I did wonder why the hole had been dug in the first place. Bob had developed a bad habit!
I decided to kick the tailings back into the hole to fill it in (with the odd curse under my breath because it appeared young Bobbie had decided that digging was fun and I guessed I'd need to find a way to prevent losing all my veges).
And that, my friends, was how the mystery was solved. On the second kick, a brown and white furry kitty emerged from under the tailings.
"BOBBIE! GET HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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