“I don’t like the idea of you going by yourself Steve,” said Kat, at least I think it was Kat, it is getting hard to tell Kat and Jennifer apart sometimes. “I agree,” said Jennifer, “you need your wife along, so I’m going too.” “Wait,” I said, “I will not be alone, the cats will be with me and it is a simple case. It is obvious the son is doing things to make his mom look crazy so he can take control of the estate, find the gold and be a wealthy man. I am sure we can handle that on our own, right kittens?” Meow,meow=Yep, this is easy case, we go and help human widow person. Meow.=Right, we stop mean son and help human widow. He not nice man at all. We all talked some more, Kat and Jennifer come and sit on either side of me.
“Okay,” said one of them, “if you can tell us apart then we will stay behind.” “Right,” said the other. I look at both of them. “No,” I said, “the cats and I are going alone, but we will go and talk it over first. Chung, is everything working with the cats?” “Oh yes,” he said, “everything is good, working good.” So the cats and I went for a walk so we could talk things over. “Okay guys,” I said, “this is just between us.” Right!, they both said at the same time. “I think this is a trap for us,” I said, “who do we know that fits the size of this woman’s son?”
Both their ears go straight up and they say, John! “Yes, he is the only one that would know about our first case,” I said, “only people in that town knew what had happened, it was not a big well know case. And this is something John would try. I am sure he will know we will figure it is a trap, but that is part of his plan, it is a challenge to us. This is our chance to stop John once and for all. Shall we do it?” Yes, they both shout together. Meow,meow=This good time to stop John, we 3 easy do that this time. Meow.=Yep, I agree, we go get him now.
“Okay, but remember, this will not be too easy, John will be waiting for us and likely has others helping him,” I said, “so we will need to be extra careful. But if we bring others with us, John will just disappear and our chance to stop him will be gone. So no talking about this to anyone.” Meow,meow.=Don’t worry, we not talk, this important. “Okay, so now we get ready to go, we will leave this afternoon,” I told them. We go back inside to let the others know what we decided. Kat and Jennifer go to get my things ready and the cats go to get their stuff. The other girls leave too but Baldwin, Rock and Chung stay to talk with me. “I don’t know Steve,” said Baldwin, “I smell a trap here.”
“We will be fine,” I said, “with both cats along it will be easy. Just expose this guy for what he is, find the gold if possible and we will be back in no time.” “Unless something goes wrong,” said Baldwin. “If you are trying to make me worry, it will not work,” I told him with a smile. I am not sure if he was convinced though. “I could go along with you Steve, you could just say I am your personal servant,” said Rock. “Thanks Rock, but if this lady is stressed by people, your size might really cause problems for her,” I said, “it really is best if we go by ourselves this time. We will call for help if we need it.” Meanwhile, as the cats were heading down to their playrooms. Scoop, Scoop! Meow,meow.=Oh, oh, we got scooped again. “Okay you two,” said Kat, “we are going to have a talk.” Both cats sigh.
To Be Continued.
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