Saturday, January 12, 2008

RagaMuffin Ruffians: To The Victors Belong The Spoils!

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Savvy cat lovers will agree felines are exceedingly intelligent. They love talking about their cats' brainy prowess.

I myself am guilty of bragging ad nauseam to my friends about how

my lilac-point Oriental Shorthair, Hush Puppy, could more than likely compete with Dr. Albert Einstein.

I have to admit however, that my bragging rights were recently set back a peg or two.
While visiting a dear friend the other day, our conversation got around to our cats' interesting habits and how "endearing" they are to us. HA!

As usual, I was puffing my chest out in pride while relating the story about Hush Puppy's closet capers. My friend grabbed me by the hand, leading me to into her computer room. With a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, she said, " just wait 'til you see the photographs and read the story about Jean and Tom's beautiful RagaMuffins and their amazing bag of tricks." Once I saw them,I was in awe and deeply humbled. 

The moment I arrived home, I instantly told Hush Puppy about what I had  just seen. He was quite interested in contacting these furry geniuses for some lessons in perfected pussycat pilfering.

Apparently Jean has a cupboard in her utility to store their cat supplies. Since one of their kitties had been opening the doors, mainly to get at the catnip, Jean inserted a screwdriver to thwart their thievery. They thought they solved the problem with dispatch.
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"Someone" is about to open the cabinet doors, with ESP instructions from Meezer, Bliss. 
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Jean asks, "Do these babies look remotely sorry?" It sure kooks to this blogger that they were about to score a huge heist. I love the "vacant" look on Bliss's face staring out of the open cabinet with apparent disdain. 
 
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Tom found a solution for the handles . . .
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Can't you hear the wheels turning in Cole's head, as he contemplates on how to get through this new challenge?
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But Cole is considering all his options, as Bliss sits by patiently to reap their potential rewards.

Did Cole  succeed? Did the dreaded cabinet door cord tie remain intact?

What do you suspect about the outcome, dear readers? Please stay tuned for further developments.

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7 comments:

Vicki said...

I will be anxious to see the outcome of this adventure. My money is on Cole! I can see the determination as he is studying this cabinet. I just bet he find a way to get in there! I will be very surprised if he gives up!

Leo said...

I know these scamps are way to smart.When Dustbunny joined the family we had many challenges. She figured out how to open the refrigerator door. UGH! We solved that by taping the door shut higher than she could reach. We had to use child proof locks on all the cabinets but she found that if she hung from them they would open. he big door closer magnets finally stopped that. the list is too long to go on. I am awaiting the next installment to find out how Cole did with the Bungi cord. :)

Ragtime RagaMuffin Owen said...

waaay too funny. cole won!

kim/o's/ga

Cheryl said...

AW- THOSE RAG MUFFINS ARE TOO CUTE AND ALSO VERY TALENTED!! I HAVE 2 CATS AND ONE DOG. ALTHOUGH I LOVE MY DOG VERY MUCH, CATS ARE SO LOVING AND SO EASY TO TAKE CARE OF. THANKS FOR THE GREAT ARTICLE.
LOVE,
CHERYL
:>)

PerfectTosca said...

I say Cole broke the Cord Code. After all, there IS catnip in there.

SharonLee said...

I love how Bliss sits aside and watches Cole, who is obviously the brainstorm behind the 2 partners in crime. This is adorable, and we can all relate. My Saki boy opens doors all over the house. One jump up, and he can twist door knobs, and no problem with the latch down kind. Too easy. We had to latch lock them all. He is trying to figure out how to turn on the faucets now. I just know I will come home one day to the bathroom sink running over. ;-)

donna9331 said...

I've used a very short bungee cord on my lower microwave cabinet (where the cat food is) with great success. If the kits pull on the door handle, it just smacks shut again. Problem IS...since I've gone to free-feeding again, I can't find that bungee cord. Their food is in an airtight container BUT there is 20 lbs. of their special CD food just sitting there, ready to be poured in the container when it is empty. AND I CAN'T FIND THE BUNGEE CORD! Any guesses on how long it'll take the gang to figure out the lower cabinet is open game and chew a hole into the new bag of food? LOL