The Guardians went outside today and discovered that someone had annihilated the herb garden! Well, maybe annihilated is a bit too strong of a word, but there was certainly a lot of dirt carnage strewn all over the sidewalk. Someone really went to town!
Looking out at the garden from the front window, it looked to Me like the destruction had been the work of some crazy catniphead. As the Guardians investigated the ruins of the garden, they discovered some incriminating evidence that reinforced My theory.
The Guardians next looked at the directionality of the dirt spray coming from the herb garden. This led them to their primary suspect who was sitting nearby acting casual. The Guardians were not fooled.
It was Mama Cat! She had been the one who had desecrated the herb garden! I should have known. She definitely has an affinity for the nip, and she tends to get worked up when she’s on it.
Even though the Guardians knew that Mama Cat had made the mess in the herb garden, all they did was give her scratches and call her a good girl. I wonder though, what could have happened to Mama if she had done this to the garden of someone who doesn’t like cats? If Mama had messed up the herb garden of a mean person, something really bad could have happened to her and her guardians would have been completely oblivious to what was going on.
As I watched the Guardians clean up the mess, I was proud of them for being so nice to Mama the whole time. I know they reserve their frustration for the people who are supposed to be keeping Mama safely contained. But many people are not like them, and any time an irresponsible guardian lets their cat wander free, they may be setting him or her on a collision course with disaster. Unfortunately, it is always the kitty that suffers for the shortcomings of the guardian.
So Sayeth Otis