Case Number #0002
Date: 4th March, 2011
Investigating CSI - Agent Smilingpug
Location - The home of two cats and a Pug in Burnaby
Smilingpug was called into the said location early Friday morning on the date listed above. A horrifying discovery was found by one of the homeowners. "Dried Poop" was found in the basement right outside of the litter box.
Upon Agent SP's arrival on scene the report is stated as follows.
07:00 hours... homeowner "Mum" got out of bed and proceeded to the basement for the first chore of the day, scooping the cat litter boxes.
Upon her arrival in the basement she discovered Kizzy sitting in front of the boxes meowing.
Mum's Statement - "something was definitely wrong when I approached and saw Kizzy sitting there. She appeared to be examining something on the floor and was in distress that it was in her way.
Homeowner Mum provided Agent SP with the following picture.
Agent SP examined the photo and surmised that in the photo Kizzy had been exiting the litter box and was irritated and distressed over the fact something was in her path.
A 2nd photo was handed over to Agent SP.
This one contained an image of the beige fat pug named Winston.
Winston claims that he arrived to see what the meowing was about and investigated the objects.
Unfortunately, residents had disturbed the evidence slightly by uncovering it.
Originally found like this.......
However, Mum, lifted back the carpet for closer look.
Agent SP has concluded that it appears to be dried POOP and
someone had taken liberty to try and sweep it under the carpet.
Agent SP proceeded to rope off the area and asked all residents to
remove themselves from the area.
Agent SP then proceeded to collect samples and document objects and their location.
Agent SP with gloved hand collected evidence to send off to the lab.
Evidence bagged and tagged waiting for pick up to the lab.
Agent SP then proceeded to question the suspects individually. All Agent SP was able to get was Woof and Meow, so he turned to the homeowner Mum, for enquiries.
9 yr old fawn pug
(Agent SP notes for the record that
According to Mum, suspect last pooped in the house over 8 yrs ago when he was 7 months old. He insists on going outside in the neighbourhood to do his business. He rarely ventures into the basement. He only enters basement on "bath time" days, as the big sink is in there. Because of this "event"..... he stays far away from that area at all costs!
NOTE for the record: Agent SP has also determined that the dried poop is much too small for something a big fat beige pug would produce.
the lab results came in: Poop is feline.
Suspect A has been ruled out immediately.
11.5 yr old Grey Tabby
(Agent SP notes for the record that
According to Mum, it is possible but highly unlikely that this suspect "took a crap" outside the box. "Yes, Kizzy is a bit of a slob, but never has she ever done anything like this, she has no reason too!"
Agent SP did note that it was Kizzy that did discover the evidence. In the photo's taken one can see the trail of litter tracked out of the box right near Kizzy's hind leg. This does demonstrate that she was tracking litter as she was exiting the box.
Enlargement of the exhibit A photo clearly shows the litter trail.
Agent SP concluded that this litter trail demonstrates that Kizzy was exiting the litter box AFTER having done her business when she found the dried Poop.
There is no way she could have left this evidence of poop if she had already done her business in the box.
Suspect B has been eliminated from the suspect list
11.5 yr old Calico cat
(Agent SP notes: that although this suspect has not gained any weight, she has recently taken control of the new snoopy bed)
This suspect was no where to be found when called in for questioning.
The Mum did provide some interesting information that came late in the case.
This information helped to break the case open.
Apparently this suspect has had a history of pooping outside the litter box on numerous occasions. Agent SP enquired with the Mum why this would happen.
The Mum reported that if the litter box is not cleaned first thing in the morning the said suspect will proceed to bathroom and poop in bathtub.
Agent SP did note that the Mum was in the process of coming to clean the boxes upon awakening so this could not have been the cause.
Homeowner Mum then produced this photo.
In this exhibit B photo it shows number 1. - 3 arrows.
These 3 arrows demonstrate where the litter boxes usually are situated.
The number 2. single arrow shows that the middle box is empty.
According to the Mum, she decided to rotate the litter boxes 45 degrees when cleaning them. She then ran out of litter to refill the middle box.
Agent SP surmised that this was the cause of suspect C pooping outside the box.
She was angry over the relocation of the 3 boxes, the day before, and.....
that one was now empty.
(Apparently this suspect is sensitive to change.)
Agent SP has concluded to this turn of events:
Litter boxes were discovered moved 45 degrees by Tika and OMG one was empty. This caused stress to this highly sensitive feline. The protest.... was to poop on floor and try to cover up the poop with the carpet.
Agent SP went to make the arrest. Tika was tracked down to where she was hiding out.... in "her" snoopy bed
Book Her, agent Smilingpug!
Tika is serving housework duty for 1 month.