Friday, January 20, 2012

Max on... Almost Unsolved Beeping Mystery



The boys are never far from trouble. You know that. I mean, who remembers the pumpernickle bread party they had in the middle of the night shortly after HH adopted them? Or the many escapades that have resulted in the boys popping out of cupboards or HH having to tape the cupboards shut with duct tape?


When Ann sent around the news about the Unsolved Mysteries, HH thought maybe we wouldn't have anything to talk about since the boys have been quite good lately. But,the boys never want to disappoint and one of them came through just in time.... And.... let me assure you ahead of time....no kitties were hurt during this mystery..

The other night in the middle of the night, HH was startled out of a sound sleep by an intermittent beeping sound. Knuckles was fast asleep in the crook of her arm, so she knew immediately that if the noise was caused by mischief, it was Bugsy; but she thought maybe it was the battery going bad on the smoke detector.

First, she opened her eyes. Without her glasses, she saw a yellow diffused light simultaneous with every beep.  Knuckles reacted first and jumped to the floor and rounded the bed to the other night stand where HH keeps the charger for the cordless phone. HH grabbed her glasses and followed him.

To her surprise Bugsy (seemingly) wasnot on that side of the bed.  Or was he...? The beeping continued and Knuckles looked under the bed.  Nothing there. Then he peered under the night stand.  Just as he did, out popped a tail.  HH was shocked that Bugsy even fit under that table, but she reached under and sure enough...there was his little body and he was working hard to sever the cord to the phone charger.

Now with this story we know who-dunit.... the unsolved part is.... How in the world does Bugsy keep biting through cords without getting all electrified.....? That's what we want to know.

Well, rest assured, pals, HH has once again gone through the house and checked to make sure that all the cords are hidden.  This one just slipped by her, but now she has hidden it so he can't get it. As extra security, she has posted the Pelican beside the phone charger, so she'll know if Bugsy tries to mess with it.

34 comments:

Simba said...

Bugsy sounds very determined to chew through cords. We agree - a mystery that he doesn't get a shock. Maybe because those chargers are transformers that step the voltage and current way down - i.e. he is not chewing through a regular electrical cord carrying 120 volts.

What Remains Now said...

Well, at least that was a quickly solved mystery and everyone is okay. Sounds like HH has a good system for making sure further mischief doesn't occur.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HOLY GWALK A MOLEY !!! Doesn't he know he could get FRIED doing that?
Well, at least your Mystery was Solved.

Kjelle Bus said...

I guess it´s pure luck that Bugsy hasn´t been electrified !
Good that all cords now are hidden :)

Amber DaWeenie said...

Maybe Bugsy needs some rubber tips put on all his teefies just in case!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Just glad it's solved. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Marg said...

That is a big mystery for sure. Wonder why he likes to chew on cords. Bet the Mom does too.That is a scary mystery. Bugsy, you got to quit doing that. Guess we are very lucky that no one does that here.
Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Bugsy please be careful you could hurt yourself. BTW does your pelican have treats in his pouch? Just wondering!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

We hope the pelican guardian keeps Bugsy from the phone cords!!

Our mom is amazed at the places we can squeeze into...and very glad we leave electrical cords alone. :)

Brian said...

That was quite the mystery fur sure and I am so glact it didn't have a shocking ending!

Remington said...

That can be dangerous....please be careful -- I can send you a bone to chew on instead....I'm just sayin'....

Ginger Jasper said...

Little tinker to chew the wires. years ago mum had a white rabbit caled Frisky wwho thought he was a cat and behaved like one in that he chased the wool and sat on laps etc, he also chewed every wire he could and also never got a shock although mum always feared he would do so.. careful with those wires because we want you here for many years to come.. I think maybe pelican will do the trick.. Hugs GJ xx

Carolyn said...

Oh Bugsy, be careful! Bite pelican instead … or Knuckles …. or Mom. Ok maybe not Mom!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yikes, Bugsy is very lucky, isn't he? We hope he stops that soon, better to bite on his stuffies, right?

Great mystery, and so good to have it solved.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Madi and Mom said...

Well this explains Bugsy electrifying personality.
Great post.
Hugs Madi

Repositório said...

Better hide the cables even! love this post!

Prancer Pie said...

Well that is a mystery at our house too! Princeton has severed his share of cords.

Sparkle said...

Luckily, none of us have that bad habit!

Sparkle said...

Luckily, none of us have that bad habit!

Mr. Pip said...

He he, this reminded my mom of her cat Tutu. This was long before my time, but Tutu chewed through about 10 phone cords when she was a kitten. It didn't matter where the phone was placed, she would find it and go to town on the cord. This was before the day of cell phones and my mom was constantly having to go out to the local pay phone to make calls. She eventually grew out of this habit!

Your pal, Pip

Purrfect Haven said...

short of a plot... never... (nor me, Mr Darcy, who is King of cord shewing!). Loved your post. Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Admiral Hestorb said...

MOm was afraid *I* might be a cord chewer, we not being acquainted before adoption but so far...so good. I hope.

xoxoxo Katie

BeadedTail said...

We're glad that mystery was solve before somekitty got hurt! We hope that pelican stays put!

The Island Cats said...

We have that mystery in our house too...with Ernie. He has chewed on a number of cords...like the TV and coffee pot...and we're amazed he didn't get fried!! Our mom has either hidden cords or covered them with cord covers so he can't chew them anymore.

Wally

Au and Target said...

Oh Bugsy! How silly can you get? We hope this is the last time this happens.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you a prosperous, auspicious and joyous Year of the Dragon.

Tessa the Maltese said...

Gee that sure was a scary mystery!

woos, Tessa

Clooney said...

Oh oh. Thank goodness you caught that one. Bugsy, you and Neytiri both like chewing on cords to the dismay of the Humans...

Ingrid King said...

It's scary to think you've completely cat-proofed your home, only to find that your creative cats have found yet another way to get themselves in trouble!

Katie Isabella said...

Max, Bugsy and Knuckles..love you and thank you for coming to my new bloggie. xoxoxoxox and to Mom too.

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Mystery solved! Thank goodness for smart humans. We had one yesterday that continues today.

Jacqueline said...

Bugsy, you need to stay away from the electrical cords, sweetie and stay safe!!...Happy weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Bassetmomma said...

Oh, Bugsy your a little stinker!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Well, I'm so furry glad the mystery is solved :)

GreatGranny said...

It baffles Mom too, why I didn't get a shock or worse when I chewed the telephone cord that went to the plugin.
xoxo Kassey