R.I.P. Cletus

Bad Winston! Bad cat!

Bad Winston! Bad cat! Sarah Handel, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Sarah Handel, NPR

Dear Barrie,
Today, when I got home, I discovered a gristlygrisly, chilling crime scene. I am sorry to inform you of the sad demise of Cletus. He was a good fish. We have one suspect in custody, a male smoke tabby who answers (most of the time) to the name Winston. He appears unrepentant, and when he was asked why he didn't eat the victim, he turned his nose up and asked me if I remembered where Cletus came from*, but he was careful not to admit guilt. He is on timeout until future notice. The only small solace I can offer you and Steve, two of his nearest and dearest, is that you are clearly blameless in this tragic incident.

Best,
Sarah, Ben, and Sweeney

*Ben won him at a county fair.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.