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Thief in the night

Last night I went to sleep without any animals in the bed. This was a first, and I do not know why they did not at least start the night with me. I woke in the middle of the night and heard Floyd bark. Once. Then he was quiet. I called out but he did not come. I groggily thought about the thief who was in the house who was going to kill me. I thought, "This is how it ends," and imagined Elaine and Ed coming upon my bloody body in the bed...and the animals clambering for food...

Well, obviously I didn't think there really was a person in the apartment. I think if I had I would have slid off the bed, at least. My physical skills being almost nonexistent, I wouldn't consider attacking this person, but just hiding somehow.

I heard Floyd bark again, figured he had just heard someone outside, and fell back asleep. I had taken some tylenol pm last night, so sleep came easily.

This morning I got up, unmolested by animals (another first), and made my way into the kitchen. Where, on the floor, I saw the remains. Of a loaf of unsliced whole wheat bread I bought last night. Floyd was guarding it as his territory, and he had taken some goodly bites from it. I put it in the trash. Not long after that, Floyd led me to his little pile of poop. I guess the fiber worked a little too fast for his little system.

The Thief


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Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
Riley can easily get stuff off the counter, but how did little Floyd get the bread? Crafty little bugger!
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
No kidding! I was wondering the same. He figured out how to get up there when we had the couch pushed close to the counter (to accommodate an air bed) so I have made a point of pushing the couch away and heading the stools in, so he can't spring off one of those. So I do not know exactly how he did it. It is possible that he had an accomplice - a cat. There are some strange cats in this household who might have gotten up there and knocked the loaf to the floor, where Floyd then took possession. I suspect I will never know. They aren't talking.
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
*snicker* THAT'S why the other animals were nowhere to be found. They didn't want to take the rap for Floyd's thievery.

Or maybe they were ALL in on it. . .
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
It's possible. Floyd barked whenever a cat got near his loot. That's the barking I heard. So they distanced themselves from him.
Feb. 22nd, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
Sounds like standard Floyd-ness. He can get up on the counter if he's motivated enough. And bread, or any food for that matter, will motivate him. But it's also very likely that one of the cats knocked it down and then he just moved in on the opportunity.
Feb. 22nd, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if that loaf just called to him and called to him and that's why he didn't join me in bed last night. He had better things to do.
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