Shhh… don’t make any sudden movements, ok? This cat doesn’t look very stable. Where did she find a gun?
Let me start at the beginning. Last weekend the wife and I adopted a stray cat (original article) who, in a clever ploy, was being vocal and adorable beneath our window. We adopted a feline felon.
We didn’t realize it at the time – she was so adorable and attention hungry, we fawned over her. In retrospect, she was just gaining our trust.
Her criminal tendencies weren’t immediately obvious; she would do little things like taunting the puppy and throwing cat litter in remarkable places. Our puppy tried to chase her out for us, but that backfired as we scolded him for being mean to the adorable kitty-cat.
After about a week, our little rule-breaker got a name: Chupa-thingy. Chupa for short.
Her criminal activity soon increased. She started stealing dog treats that had been left out and trying to destroy new clothes. And she has resisted (violently at times) all of our attempts to “let her” back outside.
Just last night, I watched her knock a bag of treats off the printer and eat them off the floor. I should have suspected something. But I didn’t. It was all just cute kitty stuff, right?
About a half hour ago I went looking for her. I didn’t find her – she found me. When I looked under the bed for her, what I found shocked me: my wallet, stacks of Euros, airline tickets and a Thai passport. That’s when she snuck up on me.
So here we are. I imagine she’s letting me write this because she’s a French-Thai kitty and doesn’t speak (or read) English. So far she hasn’t made any demands. I think she might just be waiting for the wife to walk in the door. I don’t know. Just call the cops, ok? Somebody? Anybody?
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