Who dunnit? The bird murder-mystery

Naw, if you abandon something, it’s assumed it’s free game, and the other is done with it.

That depends if I wanted to be excused to go home or not :rofl: Could definitely use it as an excuse to get one or both sides to want to get rid of me…but honestly I would love to sit through trials.

Most likely I would respond:
“I can’t answer that question yes or no without first having been presented with the evidence on both sides.”

Yeah, either ‘If the evidence supports it’ or ‘I don’t know’ I think.

I got got by a lawyer by answering earnestly, reflexively, ‘Yes.’

Dismissed, frog man.

Served justice though, probably. The guy looked guilty as hell. :wink:

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Poor bird… you have a ton of super cute kitties!


Good googly moogly… How to determine actual culprit from all of these suspects? Haven’t read all of the bios yet to see which ones (if any) have priors!

That neighborhood cat in my bobcat thread caught a cardinal last week which pissed off my mom who hollered at it and distracted it long enough for the bird to escape… :smile_cat:

What in the actual flock with this?! :flushed:


Just read the bios, who steals a cat?!?!

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Yep yep, the bio is all true. Animal Control told us that the person who stole Flower had been calling him Snuggles for the past several years…but then his mouth got all infected and he was refusing to eat, and he quit cleaning himself, so he got all mangey, and he was dying because he wouldn’t eat, but they wouldn’t pay to get his teeth pulled so they just turned him in. Then they called us. I actually recorded me picking my daughter up from school (yes I went to pick her up with one of her other kitties [Kovu]) and telling her that her long lost cat (missing 4.5yrs and presumed dead all this time) is actually still alive. Just try watching this video without tearing up:

Do you think they were happy to be reunited? Can you tell who my daughter’s favorite kitty is? Do you see why the kitty-nappers named him Snuggles?



Cant believe some low-life scum bag not only stole your kitty-baby, but didnt help the poor thing when it got terribly sick… personally id take whatever steps i could to make sure those nasty people never, ever do something like this to someone else…
The put-put looks so happy to be back home, and getting to snuggle their best friend again!

love all those putties.



You are one interesting cat, Carvermeister. :cat2:

Long may you purr…


Nice kitties!

Poor bird committed suicide…


@carverofchoice 's best thread, paws down. I read all the bios, placed a bet, and then got fooled by the oldest trick in the Poirot / Dick Wolf mystery handbook.


And then the daughter reconciliation video - damn carver, you are on a tear. (Pun/homograph not even intended.)


We have a cat (Jerry) who always gets lizards moles rats the usual, but she never eats the lizards, just plays with them. Once she’s done and it’s (mostly) dead she will leave it around, and the chickens love it :smile:

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Thanks, I thought it would be much more fun to do it this way instead of just post the bird suicide video in isolation (boring). :slight_smile: Glad you enjoyed it this way too.

For what it’s worth, I placed my bet on Kovu before I reviewed the camera.

The cameras help pacify my curiosity of always wanting to know answers like this one of who killed the bird…

It was captured as an event too. Both as a sound event triggered by the window crash, and a 22-second Cam Plus motion event. :slight_smile: It even triggered a sound event on the living room cam on the inside :slight_smile:



I still think the cats psychically willed the bird to fly into the window!

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Easy meal!

My misdirection worked so well, that when I finally showed my teenage daughter the videos (she’s 15 now and much older than the pictures above), she was convinced one of the cats THREW the bird into the window! :rofl: I played it for her multiple times on my big monitor, and it wasn’t until like the 5th time watching it that she finally realized the cats were innocent. I had convinced her so thoroughly that one of the cats had to be guilty that she was convinced the bird was thrown into the window by one of the cats. :rofl:


We used to have finches kamikaze into our patio door after I took the grids out.

Our new door has internal blinds so they don’t do that anymore

Our neighbor cat has left entrails on our front porch, like an offering.

They could have easily been working together to pull back and slingshot that bird from the nearby tree.

See also, Murder On The Orient Express.

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I have not seen nor read it…though I do know the general gist of the story :slight_smile:

Beautiful cats :slight_smile:

Are they indoor cats or do they go outside and are let to roam wherever they please .

Do you get scared they may get killed , stolen , or lost out their in the world? I’m sure you’ve got them chipped just in case

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They are free to come and go as they please. There is a cat door in my daughter’s window which allows them to go in and out. For the most part they stay on our property. Sometimes they will wonder a couple of houses away, but not too far since there are other cats in the neighborhood that “Own” other nearby territory, so they mostly stay at our house. Pumpking and Aurora basically never leave our property, and Kovu mostly sits on the front porch, but will wonder a little bit. Flower has mostly adopted one of our neighbors because he HATES Kovu (Kovu bullies him and River, and sometimes the others, but mostly Flower and River), and the elderly man LOVES Flower. They called us and asked if it was okay…he feeds and pets and loves Flower, so Flower prefers his house, and since the guy is nice to our kitty, we told him we are totally okay with it. We bring him back home sometimes to trim his fur if it gets matted (he learned not to clean himself because he used to have infected teeth and it would hurt, so if someone doesn’t brush him regularly and clean him, he needs to be shaved in the springtime, etc).

I believe they’re all chipped (1 or 2 might not be, I can’t remember). We usually have them wearing collars with bells and a little tag with our phone number and our street, and asking people to be nice to them and something unique about the individual cat.

We did have Flower get stolen once…as you can see above.

I do worry about them a little. A neighbor a couple of blocks to the south had their cat come home with a 22 bullet inside their cat (took it to the vet and an Xray found someone had shot their cat with a 22), though my cats don’t ever stray that far, but it’s still sad. My road has fairly low traffic, so I’m not very concerned about that, and most of my neighbors love our kitties. But you never know…some people can be complete psychopaths when it comes to animals, so there is always some concern.

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