These are the suspects from the Great Herb Heist of 2011.
In no particular order…
Pretzel. 9 year old spayed female, declawed in front, approximately 7 pounds.
Pretzel may look cute and innocent, curled up in the window.
But don’t let her fool you. She can be a trouble maker when she wants to.
She is the only other female in the house, and we do not get along. This cat will jump up on the counters right in front of me. She will wait until you are watching, and then knock stuff off the counters, just to see your reaction.
Would cute, innocent Miss Pretzel eat my herbs?
Next we have the partners in crime, Martin and Leo. These two cats hang out together a lot. Especially during the day. Maybe they spend so much time sleeping so they can cause trouble at night?
This is Martin, a 6 year old neutered male, declawed in front, approximately 12 pounds.
You’ve met Martin before.
He even has his own Facebook page!
He’s a little grumpy, because he actually almost has an alibi.
You see, Martin sleeps in bed with us every night. He goes to bed when I do, and he is there in the morning when my alarm goes off. Any time I get up in the night, I need to kick him to get him off my feet.
Not to say he couldn’t sneak out and sneak back in…
Leo is the other partner, a 15 year old neutered male, declawed in front, approximately 14 pounds.
He’s our biggest boy, but has recently lost some weight. At his peak, he clocked in around 20 pounds. (Mommy wasn’t paying attention!)
He may not look it, but he is talented enough to jump on the counters.
Most of the time I just don’t think he is that motivated.
Although… Could he be rediscovering the energy of a younger cat, due to his fit, svelte new physique?
Last, but not least, Orleans. Orleans is a 13 year old neutered male, not declawed, approximately 13 pounds.
He certainly seems to be enjoying the potting soil…
Why is he trying so hard to get in that bag?
Is he licking his chops? Is that an admission of guilt?!?
Hmmm. Looks like I still have some investigating to do…
Come back tomorrow for “How to Catch an Herb Predator.”