Household mystery #1: Dani and I both take multi-vitamins so we just share a jar. (And by the way, do you know how hard it can be to find "just plain vitamins", as opposed to vitamins for men over 53 or menopausal women or left-handed couch potatoes or... but I digress.) I've been noticing that the level in the jar is going down more quickly than I would expect, and his perception is the same. After the exchange of "I take one a day; how many do you take?", we were left stumped. Even if the cats could reach the medicine cabinet the lack of opposable thumbs would hinder them in opening the jar. It's hard to believe that somebody is breaking into the house daily just to steal vitamins out of the jar. (If someone is and you're reading this: hey, I'll just buy you your own jar, ok?) Perhaps we have gremlins. So, a mystery.
Household mystery #2: this year more than in the past, Baldur has been shedding prolifically -- not just in the spring, but all summer too. I think he sheds enough hair to make another cat about every week. I have no idea how he manufactures it at that rate. I speculate that he has opened a private worm-hole to the planet of the cat hair and that this year he got an upgraded baud rate.
Theory: these observations are related. Vitamins support growth, after all. Cat hair goes in one direction; vitamins go in the other direction. I don't know if the gremlins are giving Baldur vitamins (and there is no worm-hole) or if they're sending them through to the planet of the cat hair, but clearly our vitamins are causing an explosion of cat hair.
I liked it better before they were messing with us. :-)