Friday, January 20, 2012

Mysterious Plumber

In honor of Unsolved Mystery Day, we wanted to tell you about one that has been looming over the rectory for quite some time. Actually, haunting the bathroom. To everyone's astonishment, the stop in the sink has been repeatedly pulled out.






All have witnessed this strange phenomenon and no one seems to know how. To try to solve this, I called on a heavy hitter I know, Tink "the tank" Soprawno, a very wise, smart as a handspring, humongous cat.






He investigated as I looked on. He was stealthy and silent. A big, hulky, brooding, take-no-prisoners feline quiet as death. I respectfully waited.





He left no scent unturned, making contact with a neighboring sink to see what clues awaited there. That stop stayed firmly intact. We shook our heads.

About to give up, we spotted a far too nonchalant kitty obviously enjoying all the fuss.






Mitty??






***Happy Birthday to mom Julie. Sorry, no cake. Too soon since the last one. Besides, all the candles would sink it!! Just kidding! **smoochies**

--Tom

~~~~~~~Thank you all so much for all the birthday wishes!! I had a wonderful afternoon with my daughter after a visit to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to renew my license. Met a very nice lady there named Sue, born the same year I was. We agreed the world has changed soo much these many years! I love when an errand becomes a visit and an enjoyable one at that. Speaking of visiting, I'll be catching up with comments tomorrow. This is the only time I'm going to say anything about my wrist and back. I'm still hurting and I write only for an hour stretch at a time, then have to stop. I hurt more now than when it happened, it seems. Being a military brat, I'm used to not making a big deal about such things, growing up under the towering gaze of a stiff upper lip. Thanks again for all of your comments, making this day pretty special. {{Hugs}}~Julie

43 comments:

FURKIDSMOM said...

Hmmm.....we think Mitty might have had a paw in this.....

Happy Birthday to Mom Julie! We hope it's a great one!!

The Florida Furkids

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday to mom Julie! We hope she has a fabulous day and treats herself to something extra special!

Random Felines said...

Yep - them new guys are trouble!! :)

Happy Birthday mom Julie!!

Monique Richison said...

Oh dear...this IS a mystery! The same thing is happening at our home, but in the bathtub. We just have a metal strainer down there, as we are shower people...that strainer somehow levitated out of the tub, under the rug in front of the porcelain throne. It has three little metal legs that, of course, were pointed up and I stepped on it in the middle of a dark night. (Forgive me father for I have sinned, many curses burst forth from my pie hole.) None of our three felines rose up to testify & claim responsibility...yet all three wore expressions of great sadness when they discovered the metal strainer had been glued to the drain hole...blessings on my faithful husband are due.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum blindfolded us while she was reading this - something about copy cats!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you have solved the mystery.
Happy Birthday to your mum.

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, you know how mischievous little baby kittehs can be! hehehe!

Happy Birthday Mom Julie!

ZOOLATRY said...

A haunted litter-room is a very scary thought. And someone (?) needs to go to confession.
(Where,by the way, your secret will remain safe.)

HAPPY HAPPY PURRTHDAY, MISS JULIE
Maggy, Zoey and Ann

Whisppy said...

Those little paws on Mitty look highly suspicious...
Happy Birthday Mom Julie!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Mom Julie! WE sure hope you have a wonderful day. :)

As for that sink stopper, we agree that Mitty's high on the list of suspects... MOL

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wow, you have a resident plumber? How lucky can one cat be? But it looks like the mystery is unsolved.

Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like Mitty might need a "confessional" (kitty cube) too! We would share ours, but Precious pretty much needs it all the time.

Cat said...

Happy Birthday Mum Julie!!! Yes that Mitty looks like a delinquent kitty in the making - LOL!!!

Brian said...

Someone has been pulling out all stops fur sure! Happy Birthday Mom Julie!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!

Ginger Jasper said...

Wow that is a scary mystery. Happy Birthday to your mum and hope she has a great day.. HUgs GJ xx

Mr. Pip said...

Itty Bitty Mitty surely had something to do with this! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Your pal, Pip

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Tink really did a thorough investigation! Silly Mitty thinking he's invisible behind the towel...he's busted! Good job Tink!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Pee Ess: Happiest of Birthdays Mom Julie!

TK and Squashies said...

Happy Birfday Mom Julie!
And many, many more.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Mitty! You're a sneaking one!!

Happy Birthday to Julie! We hope she is having a terrific day!

Sparkle said...

Yeah, I think there may be a solution to this mystery!

Happy birthday to your human!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy Birthday Julie!
Goodness, what a mystery! I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it soon! That sweet little Mitty looks like she might have a clue..

The Cat From Hell said...

★☆★☆ ★╰☆╮ ♬♪ ♭♫♪•*♥❤♥❤♥❤♥♪♫ H♥ppy Birthday ♪♫☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆♫♬♪ ♩♭♪ to you ♫♬♪ ♩♭♪☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆♫♪ H♥ppy Birthday ♪♫☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ to you ♥ ♥ ♥ нαρρу вιятн∂αу ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆♫♪ Dear Julie... ♪♫☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•☆☆♫♪... A VERY H♥ppy Birthday to YOU!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪... and many, many, many more!!! ♥❤♥❤♥❤♥♬♪ ♭♫♪
Hmm, at our house, Hissy Old Licorice used to pull the drain out...Mitty, was that yous?
Kisses
Nellie

Cathy Keisha said...

Great mystery. Happy Birthday to Julie. I hope her wrist is all better from her fall. Sorry, no joke this time.

Oui Oui said...

Mitty! Say it ain't so! We have some mysteries up today too, what fun! Happy Birthday to your Julie from our Julie and Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo & Carl! We hope your day was as sweet as you are!

Mariodacat said...

Happy Birthday to mom Julie.

Meg said...

Happy Birthday Julie!!!

Clooney said...

Happy Birthday Mom Julie! And many more...I'z got my jazz paws going for you and wish you a fabulous year! Hey Tom, who's theese "Tink Soprawno" guy anyway? Enjoyed your Unsolved Mystery!

Katie Isabella said...

OH! Happy BIRTHDAY Mom Julie.. I'll ask mom how old SHE is and see if she'll let me blog about it.

Father Tom said...

Katie, dear, I wouldn't hold my breath. Mom Julie's age and the Dead Sea Scrolls have the same measure of secrecy and no amount of purring, cuteness, pleading of any sort will reveal what's been hidden. I think only when she's a 100 and looks 80 will she start bragging..hehehe!

So happy to see you're commenting!!

Hugs & purrkisses,
Tom

Tamago said...

Ha ha ha, I think Mitty has something to do with this!
Happy birthday to your mom Julie. I wish a very happy and fun birthday weekend!!

Marg said...

Happy Birthday to Mom Julie. We sure hope you had a wonderful day and we are sorry we are late wishing you a great day.
Mity, are you the culprit? Kittens do like to rearrange things. Not your fault Mitty. You are just a well meaning kitten. Hope all of you have a super Sunday.

GRAÇA said...

Eu sou uma gata que teve a sorte de ser adoptada com 2 meses por uma mami que me adora e me pôs o nome de Kika ,adoro ter amigos e tenho os todo no meu pequenino coração e quando tenho o asas de ficar sem algum que virou anjinho fico muito triste
Querem pertencer ao grupo dos meus amiguinhos??
Temos alguns em comum
Fico esperando vossa visita
Turrinhas e miaus carinhosos da
Kika

Mr Puddy said...

The second photo cracked me up !...Ha...Ha..Ha...Like someone wanna take a bath in the tiny tube..tee..heh

and Happy Belated Mom Julie !!!! I hope this is going to be wonderful year for you

Many Hugs and love
xoxo

ABBY said...

Oh dear Mitty have you been had??

Thank you for your good cheer in regards to Abby. She is making tiny (but positive) steps toward getting better. We are all greatly appreciative of the support!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Harry Spotter said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Mitty! U luuks reel gilty to me.

Happy Birfday Mom Julie! Sorreez U haz teh miseries!!

Old Kitty said...

Sweet Mitty is so innocent!!

Awww lovely Tink and Father Tom! Hello there! You two are so fantastically floofy! Yay! Me and Charlie hope you solve the mystery!! :-)

We are sorry to hear of mum's bad wrist and back! We hope she rests and takes things easy!

Take care
x

A few Good Cats said...

Mitty? Aw, that does not look like a guilty cat to us. Anyway, he'd better hire an attorney at paw...

oliverandruby said...

Happy Birthday Julie Mom!

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