Getting your ducks in a row means ‘getting yourself organised’ and this is exactly what Mum was doing on Monday. She submits work to a cool annual gallery craft show every September, here in New Zealand, at a lovely little place called Pinehaven. The last earring dangled, the last necklace clasp shone, and mum’s stock was ready to deliver.

Ducks in a Row
Ravenclaw chain maille bracelet by Whskr

Or so Mum thought…….

As many of you know Mum has an online shop called Whskr, full of pretty things she loves to make and folks love to buy, and much of the stock had been parcelled up in a waterproof bag for delivery, in fact there was a lot of new stuff that isn’t in the online shop yet, and….. IT……… DISAPPEARED!

The search was on. Where could the missing handmade Whskr jewellery be?

The Face of Guilt?

We immediately pointed the paw at the Triceratops mum finished over the week-end but Mum was not having any of it! After several fruitless hour searching high and low, turning the house upside down, she delivered the stock she had and pleaded for time to locate the missing items (worth over $200!). Mum decided that she needed to organise a proper search and this would be undertaken the following morning.

The sun is rose, the grass is rizz I wond……. (Ed. Silver get on with it…….)

OK OK! Mum rolled up her sleeves and began to look. She did a quick visual search through the house then began by checking under the bed steps she had checked the previous morning. She saw something glint in the shadows, and, still on her crutches, she hurried to find the torch and struggled down to the floor (Mum:- “try it yourself with a broken leg Silver….”).

The Ducks in a Row Mystery revealed

The glint became a gleam, and then a glimmer as more and more items were unearthed from the collection of shoes and slippers under the bed. The missing jewellery was found, and the culprit immediately in the spotlight – SIENNA!

Triceratops and Sienna
Sienna: “Darn, I thought I could pass it off on you!”

How did Mum guess so fast? After thinking she had mislaid the jewellery (and going nuts trying to remember the safe place she might have used), the only other answer was a cat removing the bag from its spot beside Mum’s chair. There is only one cat in the household who does that crazy stuff – our tortie Sienna.

So problem solved, and Mum’s jewellery is now all ready to be bought at the craft fair!

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    The Swiss Cats

    September 4, 2015 at 12:52 am

    That triceratops is pawsome ! We’re glad your mom found her jewelry back : it was not a funny joke, Sienna ! Purrs
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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    September 4, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Bwaaahahaha!! Sienna you silly slight of paw little thief
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    September 4, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Next time Sienna make sure to plant a piece of jewelry on the triceratops so you can deflect some of the blame away from yourself. 😉


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    Brian Frum

    September 4, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Way to go pretty Sienna!


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    September 4, 2015 at 4:54 am

    My human is glad that the only things I steal are my cat toys from her desk drawer!
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    September 4, 2015 at 5:06 am

    way ta go sienna !!!! N best fishes two yur mum at de fair; we hope her sellz all her stuff & makes 90 bazillion dollarz ~~~~ insert hearts XXX


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    The Island Cats

    September 4, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Oh Sienna! You are a sneaky one!
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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

    September 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    MOL, Sienna sounds like she didn’t want those items to get sold!
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    Lone Star Cats

    September 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Maybe Sienna wanted it for herself, MOL!
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    September 5, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Noodle and crew


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    JeanneP of bichonpawz

    September 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Peanut. May she Rest in Peace.
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    Pawesome Cats

    September 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Crime solved! Although we thought it was the dinosaur at first – those horns would be perfect as a jewellery holder.


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    September 6, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Sienna, you *almost* got away with it. MOL! 😉

    Glad Mum found the jewelry in time for the Pinehaven Fair!
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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    September 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    It does? MOUSES! Guess I can cancel that duck order, huh? There I was, thinking I needed ducks to make sit all in a row…


    PS. That dinosaur is super cute. Bet he’s a paw full though, for sure.
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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    September 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Glad the jewellery was found. Was any of it worn or was it all still in the bag? purrs
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      Dash Kitten

      September 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Eeep Mum didn’t think to check for cat hair!!!


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