Case in point: A few days ago, a senior staff member who goes by the moniker, The Big Guy, purchased a new set of leg weights to use in an exercise regimen. To bring the weight down to the desired level, he removed a couple of the sand packets and left them on a headquarters window seat.
Next morning, another staff member found this scene:
“Who shredded The Big Guy’s weight packets and spread sand everywhere?” she asked Wilbur and Carl.
“I didn’t do it,” Carl said. “I’ve been here all morning supervising birds.”
“Let me see your paws,” the crewmember asked Wilbur. Just as she suspected, she found traces of black sand between Wilbur’s toes. “And what’s that dark streak in your fur?”
Wilbur hung his head. “I’m sorry,” he said, “but I haven’t been on the planet that long. I didn’t know what those black blobs were, and by the time I opened them, it was too late.” He cleared his throat. “That sand was not tasty.”
The staff member sighed. The Big Guy was not going to like this.
In other news, Aunt Lucy recently challenged Wilbur to a game of tug-of war with pipe cleaners.
Not surprisingly, Lucy won.
But Wilbur took in stride. He never holds a grudge.
It may be a different story about holding grudges for the staff here at HQ, though, especially because of their tough challenge trying to keep Wilbur corralled. Somehow, he’s learned to open the back door with his nose and escape headquarters, which has kept everyone on high alert and more than a little annoyed. His breakouts average about two a day. A senior staff member was recently spotted just before midnight one evening running through neighbor’s yards sporting pajamas and hair curlers. “Wilbur, Wilbur, you come back here,” she was heard to cry. Thankfully, we have no picture of this episode.
“I told you he was going to be trouble,” the grey tabby Misty declared.
“What she said,” Isabelle the ragdoll chimed in.
Aunt Lucy just smiled and said, “That’s my boy.”
More from the gang at One Ringing Bell later. Right now, it’s all staff on board for another five alarm Wilbur escape.
“A twinkle in the eye means joy in the heart, and good news makes you feel fit as a fiddle” (Proverbs 15:30) The Message.