Suspicious Behavior

Hu-Dad always seems to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior, the tell-tale sign that one of us has been up to something fun, er, something we aren’t supposed to do.

scanning for wildlife

Natasha scanning the woods beside our house for wildlife.

Hu-Dad had a meeting in town yesterday, so he was gone from the house for several hours. When he returned, we inspected him closely.

inspect the Hu-Dad

Time to inspect the Hu-Dad.

As Queen Natasha the Evil’s nickname implies, she has always been our leading prankster and grumble bunny. If you rub a cat, you might get a purr, but the sound that escapes from Natasha while being rubbed is much closer to a growl. Just her usual prickly ways.

being social

Hi, Hu-Dad, let me sit and be social for a while.

So when Natasha is being all cute and cuddly, like she was yesterday afternoon, we all classify that as suspicious behavior. Hu-Dad kept asking her what she had been up to.

No comment.

No comment.


  1. Des Harding on May 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Well, did you find out what she’d done during your absence? Crafty girl!

  2. Linda on May 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Mustn’t touch the Queen unless invited 🙂

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