I smell crime in the air! Sadly, it appears the crime wave continues at my house. Lucky for Mom, she has Detective Emma on the spot to help solve the latest crime. Was it Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick, Mrs. Peacock with the rope in the dining room, little GBGV sis Bailie with her teeth in the foyer, or cat bro Bert with his claws in the entryway?
Unlike the recent Banana Caper, there were no witnesses to this crime of mutilation and destruction. The only evidence I have to start with is fully circumstantial. Bailie was in on the purchase of a new running shirt and shoes for Mom the day before this incident. Katie and I were on a walk with Mom when the crime happened and Bailie is the only one with true knowledge of the purchases. Having no actual witnesses makes a case real difficult even for a GBGV detective.
I can pretty much rule Sophie out as she never does anything wrong and would never be caught doing anything with a dog. Bert on the other hand is trouble and is known to really love a good box. This crime is all about the box from the running shoes. Mom was saving it in case she wanted to return the shoes.
She proceeded to put the new shoes in what was left of the box and could not understand what the problem was. She claimed the box is much more useful now as you can see the contents without having to open the lid. I find her attitude completely wrong and tend to think she is the perpetrator of this dastardly crime. Cat bro Bert snuck off and I was unable to find him for further questioning at the time of this post.
What have I learned as the detective on this case? Mainly that this “keep out” tape in dangerous and it likes to tangle around me. I also learned that Mom needs to stop leaving anything important on the kitchen counter. Who do you all think is the perp in this crime of destruction? Is it that menace of a cat bro Bert, or dear sweet little Miss Bailie? On a side note, Mom loves these shoes so much. She says they are the best running shoes ever, which means she didn’t need the box to return them. Whew!