The Investigators, Inc. The Missing Cat. Chapter 2.

I sat down with the note and the cats sat with me so we could all read the note at the same time. Meow,meow.=Note not make sense, just bunch of words. Meow.=Yep, can’t read that, just nonsense. They were right, just a random list of words, but perhaps by rearranging those words it might make sense. I suggest that possibility and Lara said she had been trying that for hours without success. “Do you mind if I hang onto the note?”, I asked. “Go right ahead, doesn’t do me any good,” she answered, “well, I should go and get some dinner started for us.” “I’ll come and help,” said Lena. While we ate Lara told us more about the cat. Apparently every owner of that cat has had something serious happen, one member of the family always dies a violent death. And every single person who has owned it has died a violent death within 2 years of inheriting it.

When her parents owned it someone had broken into their house and when her older brother went to see what was going on, he was shot and killed. That was 5 years ago. Both her parents died in a car accident about 2 years ago and that’s when Lara inherited this cat statue. In a week it will be exactly 2 years, and she’s scared, that’s really the main reason she hired us. And the cat wasn’t really stolen, she hid it, but she didn’t think we would come if she just told us the legend of people dying. She has a point, we might not have come, it isn’t really what we do. I didn’t tell her that however. After dinner she went and retrieved the cat to show us. Apparently no one has ever seen the jewels inside because no one can figure out how to open the cat. I checked it but there was no sign of a secret door or any way to get into that cat.

Meow, meow.=Let us look. “Okay, you two, go at it,” I said. “If you two cats can open that cat I will give you each one of the jewels,” said Lara. The cats ears went up on hearing that news. Muffin kept at it for quite awhile, mostly touching the diamond collar. The it was Mr. Cat’s turn. He is our locksmith so if anyone can open it, he should be able. After about 15 minutes we heard a distinct click. I pulled on the head, it moved a bit, then I turned it and off it came! Lara’s eyes got very big at that point and she put a small tray on her lap that was sitting on the table beside her. I poured them out carefully. There was quite a nice assortment of beautiful gemstones.

“Wow,” said Lena, “you really are a wealthy woman now.” Lara just sat there looking and touching each stone, like she couldn’t believe they were real. “Okay, you cats,” she said, “I promised you each a jewel, so pick out what you want from this pile.” Meow,meow.=Oh, like this pretty green one. And she picked it up in her mouth and jumped to the table. Mr. Cat looked at them and picked out a nice diamond and jumped over to the table with Muffin. He put the diamond on the table and pushed it gently to Muffin. Meow?=You my Muffin for always? Muffin looked. Meow,meow.=Yes, for always. They touched noses, then sat beside each other wrapping their tails around one another. Mr. Cat looks at me. Meow?=See? Lena blushes. “If I didn’t know better,” said Lara, “it looked like those two just got engaged.”

“Yes, that is what happened,” I said, “for always.” Most of the jewels were still ‘rough’, but it was easy to see they were excellent quality gems, even by an amateur like myself. I told Lara we would stay around until after that 2 year date to make sure nothing happens. She seemed quite relieved. Once in our bedroom for the night I put my special lock on the window, locked the door and set up the scrambler. “Okay, you two, now we can talk,” I said, “what do you think about all of this?” Meow,meow.=Something not right, seem too good. Meow.=Yep, not trust Lara. She nice, but I think she hide something. Meow,meow.=Yep, that true. She real though, not wear mask, but something about her not right. Just then Lena knocked on the door and wanted to talk, so I let her in.

To Be Continued.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

47 Comments on “The Investigators, Inc. The Missing Cat. Chapter 2.

    • Well, at least this time it looks like an easy case so there should be no problem keeping the cats together.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  1. Ohhhh… You my Muffin for always? ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป so sweet ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป Good job Mr Cat ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ป
    Just be careful as donโ€™t know who you can trust there!

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  2. Listen to the cats ! Glad they are with you ! Well, I do not trust anyone at this point…โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ผ

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    • Yep, the cats are uncertain about something, but what is it? Or maybe we’re so used to problems that we can’t recognize an easy case?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  3. Where did you get these stone ๐Ÿ˜ Looks worth a million ๐Ÿ˜‹ Lena Lara ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Hmm, can we trust them, dont call for trouble… Mr cat did an amazing job ๐Ÿ˜‰ be careful out there, and I’m sure these are some real collection of your stones. How worth it is? It looks quiet costly. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค” Lovely collections, thanks for sharing with us. And amazing story ๐ŸŽ‰โœ๏ธ

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    • Yes, these stones are part of my collection and can be bought easily for between $3 and $5. Certainly not expensive. Not many minerals are expensive, I have a lot in my collection, but they are small samples so don’t take up much space. I have a few bigger ones though, but still nothing expensive and most can be found here in Canada. I do have a few from other countries around the world. Thanks Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  4. Wow Steve! Another great chapter! I cannot wait to see how this story unfolds!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Thank you so much Beverly! I’m waiting to see about that too! Anything can happen around here!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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    • Yes, too many gems, people are always after such things and keeping them at home is just inviting trouble. Is Lara good or bad? We will find out soon perhaps.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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    • They meow thanks to you Ami! Once our present case is done they can think about a date. Knowing them they won’t want to wait long and I’m sure they will want a honeymoon in a nice tropical location!๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ป

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  5. First oval , your stones are magnificent , the colors are mesmerizing ๐Ÿ˜
    Shall we call it the cursed cat?
    And by the way nice move for Mr cat , muffin was happy for sure !

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    • Yes, Muffin has been waiting for Mr. Cat to finally propose, though it takes a while before the wedding takes place.
      Thank you, just a small part of my collection.

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