“Hi, My name is Astrid, and I have been accused of being naughty.” Purrhaps you remember this photo from our Wordless Wednesday post. It was titled, “The Opportunist.”
Most of you assumed that Lisbeth had taken the lid off of those treats she was stuffing in her face. I’d like to confirm that, but I have been hypnotized or brainwashed, as I feel compelled to admit I was the one who did the deed.
That’s right, this sweet, innocent-faced cat was the perpetrator. But it was not my fault. Mom remembered, as she was keeping her appointment with Mr. Sandman, she had noticed after dinner that Dad had not put our treats away but left them on the counter. She knew that both Lily and I could open these containers as she’d previously caught each of us in the act of doing so. But being the lazy sloth that she is, she decided not to go back downstairs and put them away.
You are now probably wondering why I am confessing. After all, Lily Olivia also knows how to open these containers. But, unfortunately for me, Lily sleeps with the humans in bed, and I always stay downstairs by myself at night.
As you can see, what happened is clearly not my fault. I was simply hunting prey as cats do. Dad’s the one who left the treats unattended, and Mom was too lazy to come downstairs and put them away.
But as I said, something has control of my brain and is forcing me to say: “My name is Astrid and I have been naughty. I will not, however, discuss just how many of the treats I personally ate prior to Lisbeth discovering them.”
Fiona Confesses (Sort Of)
“Hi, my name is Fiona, and I have been naughty.” What? No I haven’t. That’s a crock! I am always a good girl…well, almost always. You might recall that I recently was allowed to join Mom in the garden even though she claimed I had been naughty the night before. Here’s another photo from that day. Look at that innocent face!
This is the incident as she remembers it. (There is not photographic evidence.) When I was called to come to dinner on the night of the so-called naughtiness, I did not come. That’s not unusual. I often don’t report for breakfast or dinner. The goop some of you call stinky goodness does not appeal to me..
I was not on the catio, so the humans assumed (and we all know what that means) I was in Dad’s closet…my favorite hangout where I can think my private thoughts without being pestered.
After the humans fixed and ate their dinner and cleaned up the kitchen, Mom checked the front door to make certain it was locked prior to retiring upstairs. As she was doing this, she saw a flash of grey fur. It took her a couple eye blinks to realize the flash was me. She immediately opened the door and hollered for me to get in the house. I bolted and took off around the back of the house. You see, I never enter or exit the house from the front door.
In a matter of moments, Mom was holding the screen door open to the catio as I came up the back steps. Without a word from Mom, I sprinted through the screen door and then the back door into the house.
Like Lisbeth with the spilled treats, I was merely taking advantage of a situation created by someone else…Dad! Several hours before I was discovered Dad had failed to latch the screen door securely when he came in the from the yard. So evidently, this escape was not my fault. I will not make any additional statements as to whether or not my actions can be considered naughty. I will let our readers be the judge of that.
But as you can see, it is our humans who are at fault in both these situations and should be the ones forced to join Naughtiness Anonymous. How many of you have humans who try to blame their naughty behavior on you?
We think this is may be another case to be reported to N.U.C.A.T.
Purrs and paw-pats, Astrid and Fiona
Sampy says that he is proud of Astrid for knocking those treats off the counter and partaking in the spoils. It is something he would have done, and he condones the behaviors, because after all, it was the humans’ fault!
Fiona, you escape artist! Good thing you got back inside. But just as you said, it was the humans’ fault!
Sampy sends a kiss to Astrid for every treat in the world! We all send lots of love!
Why Miss Fiona you are a bit of a rebel Ladycat, I do declare! Please don’t go out at night anymore or I will worry about you, stick to your Dad’s closet, sweetie!
Soooo typical humans to blame is for things they do properly 🙂
Naughty, lazy humans. That about sums it up. Other than lavishing us with food, toys, and love. And keeping our litter clean, and making sure we are safe and healthy, what do they really do for us? Calling us naughty… that’s just not right!
Very naughty but mine wouldn’t admit it. I have a couple that are guilty of taking advantage like that! 🙂
😉 Mee-you Astrid an Fiona it seemss yur Hu’manss are a bit laz inn thee seecuritee deepartmint there!! LadyMum says it iss mee fault when mee zooms out thee patio door. Mee finks it iss her fault fur not seecurin mee inn thee inside Condo an mee has told her thiss, mew mew mew…..
You both are innycentss inn these eeventss!!!
**nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx
Dat’s wight, our naightiness is always da fault of da hoomns. MOL And there’s no way we shuld get in twubble fur sumfin’ theu diid, wight? Hope yous all have a wunnewful weekend.
Dezi and Lexi
Hmmm…those Temptations are really yummy. No cat can resist their lure. Is any cat truly innocent around a Temptations spill? My Cinco and Manna surely wouldn’t be. They should join Naughty Anonymous too.
There’s no need for a confession because no cat was naughty. If anybuddy is naughty, it’s the humans.
Who said naughty ? You just took advantage of the carelessness of your humans ! Purrs
All we know is that NO kitty is ever naughty! Never! We call it pointing out something the peeps did wrong.
It is OK to be naughty when you are so cute- so I guess you can both be naughty.
It doesn’t matter, I’m still very impressed!
We are glad all actions ended well. *whew*
How can taking advantage of a good ‘oops’ from your human(s) be considered naughty??
Maybe the title should be How the peeps made us seem naughty…true confessions of kitty pawrents!! Tee-hee!
I must say that title certainly caught MY attention. Humans are good for blaming us when they’re at fault. It even happens here. Your Dad should be careful cos right now my cousin BB is missing since June 6 and it was probably his Dad who left the door unlatched.
Treats left out are fair game…….
The Florida Furkids with special smooochies and love to Mau from Allie
We can see from your face that you were just making sure that Mr. A.N.Other cat wasn’t trying to put his naughtiness on you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
NUCAT to the rescue! I say you absolutely were falsely accused of naughtiness due to the carelessness of humans and for THAT, you absolutely are NOT guilty! So there!
As far as we’re concerned, everyone is guilty!!!
I think most definitely you cannot be held responsible for the inadequacies of humans!! And do not worry girls NUCAT is entirely behind you in this ……. waaaayyyyyy behind MOL 😉
So you both are confessing that dad is guilty?
Definitely, it’s not even NOKITTY’s fault – the blame sits squarely on your humans’ shoulders!
I think it was the humans who were naughty – certainly not you!!
Hey, if ya can get da treats, it are da human’s fault for leavin em there. Never da cats’.
How can you be considered naughty when you both were clearly just taking advantage of an opportunity afforded by less than perfect humans?