Sunday, 3 May 2009
Beware of cat burglars
Even when they're causing a crime wave, somehow our feline friends always get a good press. Henry has stolen 57 socks from neighbours in Loughborough and his owners are leafleting the area in an attempt to reunite the stolen booty with their rightful feet.
No one yet knows this recidivist's methods, whether he is taking the socks from washing lines, linen baskets or off people's feet.
If you are finding it difficult to find a pair of socks it may be that another gang member is operating in your area.
Now, please don't have nightmares. Remove temptation from sox maniacs like these, start wearing sandles!
Do you have a dog that pinches stuff? Do share your stories.
My old Misty used to sneak up behind my Mum when she was putting out the washing and pinch her on the bum and run away!
Chi-Chi my first Beardie would steal any food possible.
One day she got up onto the kitchen work surface and drank the contents of a cold chip pan - with no ill effects, just a remarkably shiny coat!
Annie, my best behaved dog of all time perfected the art of stealing only one slice of cake from a plate so no one was really sure if she'd been bad.
Chi-Chi used to shoplift from trade stands at dog shows. We were forever having to take things back to pay after we'd discover she had a stolen squeaky mouse in her mouth several stalls later.
Oscar and Tess currently love stealing the fridge magnets and they have a great technique for dislodging them. I think they've been watching too much David Attenborough as Oscar particularly looks like a Great White Shark as he launches an attack on the fridge.
Let's have an amnesty on doggie petty theft. Confess your pet(ty) criminal's escapades here.