Realm’s Unfortunate Incident: the cover-up
Hey. Over here.
Quickly while HRH is
zoned out occupied.
No, don’t talk yet.
Careful. Watch your step.
Flattened mousies are a punishable offense.
OK. Now. Uh, how did the RC seem to you? Suspicious?
Staff doing our best to keep it from her.
She will be outraged once it is discovered.
That catnip laced bag has been an ankle saver.
Thankful something could distract her – to buy us some time.
Oh, no. Molly the Mauler, get back.
No, you do not want to go in there right now. Go.
It had been going so well.
Here. What do you think?
Staff managed to grab this one in time.
A little damp.
The tail? Oh, RC pulled that off years ago, so it’s OK.
Ears and whiskers intact.
Washed and hidden to dry in the dish rack.
Hopefully after a few hours in a bag with some fresh catnip, it can be carefully placed back with the others.
It is second favorite mousie.
It must survive and be favored.
For all our sakes.
Favorite mousie, sigh. Did not fare so well.
Pried it out of those jaws looking like a lump of magazine pulp on a wet street.
Soft fur no match for sharp puppy teeth.
No, Molly. Don’t even think about it. Down.
It was going so well.
We must proceed with great care.
If RC suspects anything, there will be an inventory.
Then an inquiry.
Eventually, it will come out.
Molly can’t keep a secret.
Here. Here’s the door.
Make a break for it. The more distance you put between yourself and this situation, the better.
Remember this is a secret….
And if you are tempted to mention it to a certain
Despot Ruler of the Realm?
Just remember, it has been noted you did not leave an open can of cat food as tribute on your way out as instructed.
And your fingerprints are on the second favorite mousie.
And staff might be inclined to remind the RC about a certain party that refused to see the wave of the paw…..
We may be staff, but we have studied under the master: RC.
We understand each other.
Best leave on little cat feet – like the fog.
As the RC says, “Adieu, mi chere!
Always looking out for you,
(and don’t even think about forwarding this message to a certain One-who-will-not-be pleased.
We know where you blog…)
Staff of the Realm.
forced servitude motto:”We only exist to pamper and serve the RC of the Realm”
Confused? Catch up with this post:
“Unfortunate incident in the Realm?” (like anything RC says or does explains anything)
Confessions of not-a-cat-whisperer. An official-ish “Gallery of the Mousies”:
“Mousie-ology. I-don’t-speak-cat” (Please. I’m trying. What do you want? I’m begging here.)