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Quiz Time! Frost Giant or Feline? BONUS question!

Observe, if you will, this piece of paper take-out napkin upon the living room floor.


It lies next to an equally shredded piece of ribbon or strapping or fabric or shoelace or… something.   I don’t know what it is.  The humans have a lot of junk.

Now, given that I think it’s funny to leave bits of cruft and recyclables out for the humans to have to bend over and pick up, and that the Terror Twins have a penchant for leaving their playthings strewn about —and paper is most definitely a plaything — tell me:  FROST GIANT or FELINE?

Ehehehehehehe!  Actually, this is a TRICK QUESTION because who am I kidding?

I have recruited these two and they work for me now.


The humans’ new excuse for the state of the house is, “Sorry.  We were the victims of a Cat Two hurricane.”

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Quiz Time! Frost Giant or Feline? (Part II)

Our quiz continues today, with more evidence of foul play in the humans’ household.  For each question, your job is to decide —FROST GIANT or FELINES?  Keep in mind that all the suspects are sly, nimble, and hell-bent on mischief.

Question 5:  A Place for Everything and Everything All Over the Place


Sharpie permanent markers are infinitely useful.  Having a few handy in several spots is just good home management.  However, under the cat tree is not their usual habitat.  Given that I like to see the human female frustrated when it comes time to label containers of leftovers or address packages and that anything not nailed down is a cat toy — FROST GIANT or FELINES?   

Question 6:  Very Probably Not Long for This World


The human female is quite fond of African violets.  She has some that have passed their quarter-century mark!  This one is not doing very well.  it seems that its decorative cache pot had no drainage holes and the poor thing was standing in water for quite some time.  Since the symptoms of overwatering are much like those of underwatering, the human female kept giving it “drinkies.”  The horrid pot is gone now, but this little fellow also looks a little sat-upon and may never recover.  Given that I have helped with home horticulture before and that kitties are fond of sunny windowsills — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

Question 7:  A Protective Covering Doing Its Job


The humans have so many books that some of them are in piles on the floor or leaning up against pieces of furniture.  This splendid two-volume set about the glories of Venice came in a decorative slipcase.  As we all know, the purpose of a slipcase is to protect the tomes within, and this one looks to be adhering to those parameters.  Given my distaste for Byzantine architecture and the Taffy’s predilection for sharpening her talons on any available surface — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

So– How did you do?  Did you determine how to apportion blame in this household?  Who deserves the longer time out, me or the furry felons?   Is there any chance the human female will survive all this mayhem with her sanity intact?

(More to the point, why do the humans have a single-volume version of that Venice book if they also have the two-volume??  That’s just nuts.)

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Quiz Time! Frost Giant or Feline? (Part I)

It’s that time of year.  The semester is winding down, and the students are taking some of their final exams.  In that spirit, I have come up with a little quiz for my readers and fans.

There has been a LOT of mischief in the humans’ house lately.  I’m going to tell you about some of the goings-on, and for each calamity, you need to say whether the culprit was the resident FROST GIANT or the FELINES.  Keep in mind that all three of us are agile, cunning, and highly motivated. 

Question 1:  Who Discombobulated the Doohickey?


The humans are messy.  They’re always wiping up one spill or another and go through vast quantities of paper towels.  For convenience, the towels are kept on a springy rack, much like a giant toilet paper holder, mounted under one of the kitchen cabinets.  The springy bit I’m standing on has ceased to be springy, meaning that the towels won’t stay on and keep falling into the dish-rack.  The humans are going to have to unscrew the whole contraption and purchase another.  Given that  I like to annoy and the felines have been known to jump up on the counters — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

Question 2:  No Dinner For You!


The humans have been invited to several weddings.  The invitations somehow became BURIED in the piles of paper upon the dining table.  They recently resurfaced but, as you can see, the window for responding has long passed.  Given that it would tickle me to see the humans done out of a meal and the cats have been known to park their furry behinds on the dining table — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

Question 3:  Something Nasty is Missing


The human female clenches her teeth in her sleep–I’m sure I don’t know why.  What has she to be stressed about?  (Ehehehehehe!)  Recently, her mouth-guard has gone missing from its case.  It’s very possible she forgot to put it in there one morning.  Given that I think a monstrous dental bill for cracked teeth would be funny and that household pets for some reason love the taste of dental appliances — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

Question 4:  Lost and Found


The human female likes to do fancy needlework.  She has several pair of small, sharp scissors for such tasks.  She likes to keep them stuck to her big task lamp with a strong magnet.  Over a month ago, this little black pair disappeared.  They resurfaced today, in the bowels of the sofa, where the human female was hunting for her mouth guard (and where she had already looked.)  The scissors appear to be fine, but where is the large, oblong, hand-crafted ceramic bead that used to be on the fob?  There’s no trace of that.  Given that I’ve been known to hide her scissors before and that Flannel Cat was observed swatting at the fob on more than one occasion — FROST GIANT or FELINES?

To be continued…

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