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"I am a happy pug therefore.... I am a smiling pug"! My mum is called Smilingpug... after me! Because of her love of animals and nature, she is a Buddhist and a vegetarian (thank god). She is most inspired by the Dalai Lama. We live on the West Coast of Canada and I share my home with my two older feline sisters Tika and Kizzy and my NEW little brother Sam Cooper who... is all the way from MidSouth Pug Rescue in Tennessee!! I am 11 and I don't walk to well anymore, but that doesn't mean I don't get around! Welcome to my blog.

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

CSI - Burnaby

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.

Suspect A
Winston Wilbur
9 yr old fawn pug
38 lbs
(Agent SP notes for the record that 
Winston Wilbur has gained 3lbs since the last CSI investigation.)

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.

Suspect B
Kizzy Willow
11.5 yr old Grey Tabby
12 lbs

(Agent SP notes for the record that 
Kizzy Willow has gained 1lb since the last CSI investigation.) 

 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

Suspect C
Tika Daisy
11.5 yr old Calico cat
9.5 lbs
(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.


  1. OMG, this is great! We need you to investigate some "things" that are found around our house!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

    PeeS: We hope to litter box escapade is a closed case now and the boxes, litter have been restored to their previously located spaces.

  2. Well agent Smiling Pug, looks like this case makes you **dramatically removes sunglasses** a doot box hero!

  3. What an exciting story!!! Me too dislikes change and have been known to poop outside the box when my routine is disrupted! Me hopes the sentance is not too onerous!

  4. We love CIS Burnaby editions! Mom was so excited to see this title on the post.

    Wow Tika is a very sensitve gal....Sequoia poops in the laundry room all the time and totally understands Tika's protest.

    I don't committ such unlady like actions. I know you don't either Winston Woons!

    Tuni Woons

  5. PS

    Hee hee Winston your Mom is correct our Mom just had her birfday last weekend. She had the grandparents up to see the new place. She says thanks!!!

    Hugs Tuni Woons

  6. Anonymous16:41

    Fantastic investigation Agent SP!!
    Paula from Delaware

  7. What a fun post!
    Glad you solved the case!

    Daisy and I hope you had a great weekend!

    -Dana & Daisy

  8. LOLLLLLLLL!!!! is DYING laughing right now at this whole post and then started HONKING laughing at Wilma calling you a "Doot Box Hero!"

    Agent Smilingpug, we have a very special assignment for you here in Pendleton if your budget and schedule ever allows for travel. Seems some derranged animal frequently breaks into our house and "lays cable" the size of a baby's leg and DOESN'T FLUSH!!!!!!!!! It's either that or a certain 12 year old boy....which is why we could really use your help and expertise. Please have your people get in touch with my people and we'll see if we can do business.

    Thank you.


    Pee S. I think mom needs a time out....she's CRYING laughing right now!

  9. CSI needs to be called in to investigate a "racing stripe" left by the pillow in human's bed. Pug butt in question.

    Great detective work SP!

    Kitty and Coco

  10. BOL! You all are so funny! You definately need your own show! My feline brother has a history of pooping outside the litterbox too - on the floor or in the tub. But Momma received a suggestion that actually worked! She got rid of the litterboxes, and instead bought one of those huge rubbermaid under the bed storage containers. She filled it with litter and turned it into a giant litterbox. All 3 feline siblings love it! And we've had no pooping outside the box since. Good luck!

  11. Goody box of chocolates for hu-mom arrived today for Stubby's Sweater Day!

    Thanks a million, we enjoyed pawticipating! Hu-mom said chocolates were NOM NOM!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack


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