Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The case of the empty toy box.

Above, Toy box before being vandalized.

By:  Mogley G. Retriever, chief investigator.   This is another true crime adventure. 

Tuesday, August 18th.   We had a complaint that there was a series of crimes being committed in the family room.  For the last week, every morning the toy box would be filled, and by evening the toy box would be empty.   The toys would be gathered up in time for the morning vacuuming, and by evening they would be scattered all over the house, again. 
Above, Toy box after being vandalized

We had our suspects, but no proof.   The nose prints were indistinct and besides, we don't know if nose prints will hold up in court.   We needed something more.   We needed eye witnesses or photos of the crime. 

We set up a surveillance camera, part of the Jr. Detective kit I had ordered on E-bay.   It was not hard to set up, providing you have opposable thumbs.   With only paws and claws, it took me several days to get the camera installed in the right place.   
Bella and I tried to do a stake out, we watched the toy box most of the morning, except for that short nap, and when we awoke the toy box was partly empty.    Then after our afternoon nap, the toy box was totally empty.  We checked the hidden surveillance cameras and this is what we found.

We immediately brought the evidence to the attention of the resident humans, they laughed and said that they had long suspicioned that these two criminals were at work.  So before the vacuum comes out tomorrow, these two may have to be confined, otherwise the task will never be done.  A couple of hours of confinement in the dreaded crate should teach these two a lesson. 

Case solved.   This has been another true detective mystery, solved by:   

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. What khute and furry khriminals!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie Who Is Known To Do A Decent Job Of Toybox Emptying Herself

  2. The hu-dad is just shocked that there is daily vacuuming.

  3. Mogley, these are the cutest criminals I have ever seen. And with you and Bella on the case it had to be solved immediately, we know how efficient you both are. I'll bet you Mini cat and Buddy cat helped too.

    We have a daily vacuuming too, mommie has a cordless vacuum cleaner that she just can pick up from the charger and use it immediately. We don't even run from it, she has to vacuum around us.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  4. You are brilliantl, Mogley! The daily vacuuming shocks us too, we do about every other day...


  5. Mogley;

    Our Dad was in law enforcement for 28 years and he says you handled this case like an expert.
    You get the DRAGNET BADGE 714 award.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  6. GReat detective work Mogley! Neeli says her humans are good at vacuuming too - her toys are in a neat pile in the morning, and by evening, woobies, balls, chews are everywhere so Apples needs to be careful walking around them!

    Nadine Apples & Neeli

  7. They sure look happy at the scene of the crime, don't they?