The Bathroom Mystery
As many of you probably know, we like to play the Whodunnit game in our house. We have had several cat mysteries that we’ve “needed help” solving in the past, and this time is no different. What’s the mystery, you ask? Whodunnit this time?? Keep reading!
As anyone who has a cat knows, they are prone to finding secret hiding spots or getting trapped in rooms or closets, not to be seen for hours at a time. This is why I do a head count every night before we go to bed – to make sure no one is destined to spend an entire night stuck in the office or the pantry or the coat closet or the you-name-it. A couple of nights ago, as usual, I performed my head count. Everyone was accounted for, so we went upstairs to bed.
The next morning, I woke up to get ready for work and immediately noticed someone crying. I nudged my husband awake and said, “Bobby, something’s wrong, someone is crying downstairs” and we went to go check it out. What did we find?
The door to the bathroom was closed and a cat who will remain unnamed was trapped inside. We let _______ out, and Bobby and I exchanged confused looks. “How did this happen? I KNOW ________ was out and about when we went to bed last night.” We peeked inside, and this is what we found.
Now, at first glance, this doesn’t look like much to talk about. But let me explain…
This unnamed cat (UC) removed everything from the trash can. This occurrence, by itself, still not a whole lot to talk about. However, not only did UC remove everything from the trash can, UC used said trash can as a litter box. So let’s recap: UC managed to shut themself in the bathroom for an unknown amount of time, remove everything from the trash can, and pee in the trash can. All without knocking the trash can over. To me, that is the craziest part.
It’s times like these I wish I had cameras set up in my house.
Take a stab at it, and as usual, there may be a prize for the first person to “solve” the mystery!