20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 1.

Well Muffin, we better get a case soon or we’ll be living on the street. We’re 2 months behind on our rent. Good thing we have lots of food anyway. Muffin comes into the living room from the kitchen. Meow, meow?=What you mean, lots of food? I just check, me have food to last maybe a week, you have oatmeal. What’s wrong with oatmeal? I happen to like oatmeal, and there’s lots of it. Meow, meow.=Eating 3 times a day it only last 3 days, that not lots. Need to get case for sure, not want to end up like “skinny”. For those who may have missed our last adventure, “skinny” was a skeleton we found. Meow, meow.=Also don’t like idea living on street, need case soon, or you go get job. Hey, this is our job, we’ll get a case soon, don’t worry. Meow, meow.=Not worried, more like terrified, living on street not good, might get mugged.

Male mallard duck.

We still advertising? Yes, I just paid for more advertising, that’s why there’s no food. Meow, meow.=Finally you admit there no food. Well, that’s not what I meant, we’ll get a case any day now. Meow, meow.=How many times you say that now? Then Muffin moves away from the door. Why did you move?, I ask. Meow.=Mail here. I’m out that door so fast when Muffin said that! Meow, meow.=That why I move, Muffin says to herself, don’t want to get trampled when my human run out door. He get kind of excited about mail lately waiting for new case to come. I think I go lie down and have nap. I come running back in and yell, Muffin, Muffin, we have a case! Muffin pokes her head out the bedroom door. Meow, meow?=Case? What kind of case? I don’t know yet, I just opened the letter. Meow?=How you know it case? It’s a handwritten letter, that always means a case.

White-throated sparrow.

Meow, meow.=Handwritten also means they have no money, we don’t get paid, say no, I not pack. Back she goes into the bedroom. Hey, it’s a country estate! Muffin comes out, meow, meow.=Country mean lots of mice, say yes, I go pack. Apparently it’s a very old estate, I continue. Muffin comes out. Meow, meow=Very old? That mean ghosts, say no, I won’t pack. Here’s a picture of the place Muffin. Meow, meow.=Oh, that beautiful place, okay, say yes, I go pack. It says here that strange things have been happening, things disappear…Muffin comes back out. Meow, meow?!=You crazy? Say no, I don’t pack. Hey, there’s a beautiful male cat too Muffin, here’s his picture. Meow, meow!=Wow, he handsome! What you wait for? Say yes, I go pack. While Muffin is packing she calls back to me, meow, meow?=What case all about? We have to find the owners, apparently they went missing.

Mr. Cat.

Muffin comes back. Meow, meow?=Who we work for then? Who paying us? Why you read this stuff? Say NO, I not pack. Wait a minute Muffin, we’re being hired by Jessica to find these people, they are friends of hers. Meow, meow?=Jessica? Why you not say so in first place. And she comes into the living room pulling my suitcase. Meow, meow=Start packing, you too slow, I already packed to go, I help you too, you always forget things anyway. I don’t always forget things…well, maybe sometimes. Meow, meow.= Ha, always forget, important stuff too. We hurry, they might have food. And we get to stay at that fantastic estate too, we just have to look after the cat.

Meow, meow.=No problem there, what his name? Mr. Cat, I say to her. Meow, meow.=I know he male cat, you say that, but what his name? Mr. Cat, I repeat to her. Meow, meow.=You be nice, I have name, he must have name too, what it is? I told you already, Mr. Cat. Meow, meow.=You really looking to get sore feet. Now wait Muffin, why don’t you ask him yourself when we get there, that’s a good way to introduce yourself anyway. Meow, meow.=Good thought, that what I do since you no help. Muffin thinks to herself, he must have hard name to pronounce and my human not want to admit it he can’t say it. Giggle. Soon we are on the plane heading to our destination. Should be a nice relaxing case at that beautiful estate…

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin. (All chapters of this story and previous stories can be found on my home page under 20/20 Investigations, Inc.)

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

39 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc…Country Estate, Chapter 1.

  1. Can hardly wait for chapter 2 !…Muffin is going to be a great help for you at the Estate ! Mind you, she might be thinking of Mr. Cat more than she should be ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜Žβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Glad you enjoyed the introduction. I’m sure we can trust Muffin and Mr. Cat. Two meows are better than one.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜»πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘


    • Glad you liked the introduction to our new series. I think Muffin and Mr. Cat will make a good team.😻😻 Is there any odd things he likes to eat? Like cake, hamburgers, that sort of thing?πŸ€”
      Muffin gets a friend,😻 decided Steve should have one too.😁
      Hope you have a wonderful day!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ–πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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  2. Ha hahaha…you two are too funny πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
    I go pack, I don’t pack, I go pack, I don’t pack 😹😹😹
    A relaxing case hmm? πŸ€”πŸ§ let’s see πŸ˜…πŸ˜Ί

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    • Glad that you enjoyed the introduction to our new story Ribana! πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊIt should be interesting with the addition of a new cat.😻😹 Plus relaxing at the nice country estate.😎 Or can we relax?πŸ€” What is going on there?😳 Have a great evening!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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  3. Ha ha ha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ LOL you both are the best 😜 Enjoyed reading Muffins back and forth scene. So what do we have here πŸ€” new case? Or new date? Will you date Jessica 😳 ? πŸ€” Or Muffin will fall in love with her new boyfriend, what is this going to be 🧐 I’m super excited already 😍😍😍

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    • Happy that you enjoyed this introduction Simon!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή It should be interesting with adding another cat in there with Muffin,😹😹 but will they get along?😻😻 What about Jessica?πŸ€” Is she just trying to help some friends, or is there more to it?😳 Can we relax at this new estate?πŸ˜ŽπŸ™€πŸ˜² Do they have coffee?πŸ˜³β˜•β˜• Stay tuned!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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      • Ha ha ha you’ll never miss that coffee πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ It’s truly a good start βœ¨πŸ€— I’m looking forward to your next part, take your time and publish in Amazon too 😁😍

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      • The coffee helps me think better!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹β˜•β˜• And I’m going to need to think a lot in this case.πŸ€”πŸ€” I think.😳 Or maybe not.πŸ™„

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  4. Mr. Cat is a handsome cat! I hope he and Muffin get along. So, the start of another new adventure! Stay safe! πŸ˜»πŸ‘€πŸŒ» πŸŒžβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Yes he is and it should be fun with the two cats this time. I hope. Perhaps an easier and more relaxing case this time, but sometimes easy can be deceiving! Stay tuned!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈβ˜•β˜•πŸ‘


  5. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Muffin you’re hilarious!
    “Handwritten also means they have no money, we don’t get paid, say no” but because you saw someone handsome you immediately changed your mind haha

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