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The Harbinger of the Catpocalypse [20130303|19:41]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Perhaps you're wondering why I'm showing you a fuzzy phone photo of an open refrigerator door. Let me explain.

The bloke & I planned to make fish pie for a couple of guests on Friday evening. On his way home from work on Thursday evening, he stopped by the shops and obtained the fish. Our refrigerator in the kitchen is not large and typically holds only the items we need for our everyday needs. The conservatory houses a far larger refrigerator. We call it "the beer fridge" and indeed it contains a fair amount of lager, wine and mixers, but it's really our main fridge, otherwise we couldn't keep much more than a couple of days' worth of supplies in the house. The bloke blithely popped the fish in the beer fridge for the night.

You may observe in the photo that there is a tub of suet balls just below the edge of the fridge door. This is sitting on top of an equally sized tub of bird seed. It so happens that the stacking of these two items produces a comfortable cat-sized platform.

On Friday evening, I popped out to retrieve the fish. That was when I discovered the scene pictured above. On the floor were some pilfered packets of fish.

This explained the highly content and extremely sleepy cat lounging upstairs on the spare room bed, who had oddly not come down to beg for his dinner when I went into the kitchen.

Our cat. He watched the bloke put away the fish. He waited until the following day. He climbed on the cat platform the humans had foolishly left for him. He opened the refrigerator door. And he stole the fish.

Mangled fishy containers.

Pilfered cod.

Pilfered smoked haddock.

I knew I shouldn't have trusted that face.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

[User Picture]From: bryangb
2013-03-03 21:02 (UTC)
Tee-hee! Just wait until the baby's mobile, and she also realises that there's goodies in the fridge - and the cupboards, and... (-:
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-04 08:46 (UTC)
...the cookie jar! Ach, my biscuit stash. *guards it*
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2013-03-04 08:21 (UTC)
Frightfully cunning and devious they are, these adorable furry creatures!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-04 08:47 (UTC)
I'm not certain which bit scares me more: the opening of the fridge door or the waiting for the opportune moment. O.O
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2013-03-04 10:35 (UTC)
... and next on his list comes world domination? :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-04 10:53 (UTC)
Yes, but I suspect his only demand would be "have all the fish brought to me".
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2013-03-04 13:57 (UTC)
Very good Hunting , Well Done Pussy Cat.

You fully deserve your prize, I hope the orange dye doesn't give you the burps.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-05 11:13 (UTC)
I have passed on your message. He blinked with great superiority.

His digestion marched on untroubled by orange dye.
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[User Picture]From: dylsexia
2013-03-04 17:00 (UTC)
I always enjoy your catmother posts. :]
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-05 11:19 (UTC)
I'm glad! I have to make sure the older sibling doesn't feel neglected. ;)
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2013-03-05 00:49 (UTC)
Wow! He opened the door! Did he close it too? Kudos to him!

And so, fish pie is like chicken pot pie but with fish?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-05 11:20 (UTC)
No, he wasn't quite devious enough to have closed it. Thank goodness, or I would have been really very scared.

Sort of (filling-wise) except that instead of being in pastry, it's cooked with a thick layer of mashed potato on top.
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2013-03-05 23:03 (UTC)
I'm late to the party but oh God how funny. We had a cat in playgroup yesterday opening cabinets behind the adoption desk, but a refrigerator? I'm impressed.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-06 19:17 (UTC)
I wonder how long it took him to get it open. He had ample time during the afternoon to work on it since I was out!
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2013-03-07 00:02 (UTC)
That is a startlingly cunning cat, not to mention a planner and obviously handy with his paws. I always knew they were planning world domination, but had to wait until they evolved thumbs. Maybe they have already, have you checked his paws? :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-03-07 12:46 (UTC)
I'm worried that he'll employ this kind of strategic thinking when Humuhumu gets a bit bigger and starts, say, pulling his tail. No sign of thumbs yet, but I wouldn't put it past him!
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