Pssst! Kitties! As you know, we cats have been held hostage in this house for some time now... so we finally decided to do something about it. We're going to break out of this joint! Look what we did today! While Mommy was away at work, we pried the heavy steel vent cover out of the floor and exposed the long, dark, narrow tunnel where the cool air comes out. We left Mr. Toy Mousie beside our handiwork so Mommy would think he was the guilty culprit. When Mommy came home, after doing a frantic head count to account for all kitties, and breathing a huge sigh of relief that she wasn't going to have to tear down the house to rescue one of us from the duct work, Mommy put the kibosh on our escape plan and put the vent cover back where it belongs. Rats!
Note from Mommy: The basement level of our house is actually our garage which contains a few crickets whose songs emanate from the upstairs floor vents and drive the kitties nuts. I think the cats might have been trying to go cricket hunting today. For now, I've secured the vents with duct tape, but hopefully I'll find a more secure and attractive solution for keeping the kitties out of the vents. With four energetic mancats demonstrating handiwork like this, perhaps I need to invest in a nanny cam so I can see what sort of other crazy mischief they get into while I'm at work.