I'm doing cat feeding duty for out-of-town friends this week and I stop by early each day. Today, I walk over. It is normally twenty minutes from our house to theirs, but this morning is different.
This sign catches my attention, so I decide to investigate. You never know what you might find...
Look at this nice table with chairs! The whole set is only $35. A deal! But I resist.
Wow... another garage sale. I peer down the block and see it way down at the other end, so I maintain course.
I continue to our friends' house, unlock the door and walk inside. Oh no! Mayhem! Bird feathers everywhere!
I look around for the two cats, Gertrude and Ivan. I don't see them; they must be hiding. I walk into the kitchen to assemble their food trays. I make a lot of clatter. Sure enough, Gertrude wanders in. She's all wide-eyed innocence. Ivan sneaks around the corner. He won't look at me.
But I see the truth of it all and it ain't pretty.