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Maybe you need an elf on a shelf to keep those cats honest.
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My Elf on a shelf is hidden away. Grandkids are freaked out about him.
So..update: I have BJ in my hoodie pocket. It fell from the beam I guess. I found it on the 4th step from the top of the stairs. No one saw me pick it up. When all the animals are napping or otherwise engaged I'm gonna put him back it the manger. I have a camera set up. I'm gonna get to the bottom of this before Santa and the Reindeer fly. I have high hopes of succeeding, this time. Stay tuned.

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Consider putting a bunch of tempting boxes around, or some tape on the floor in the shape of a box to trap those feline purloiners.

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I've tried taped square on the floor. They didn't do anything but look at me, with snooty disapproval. Have I mentioned they are genius cats. (And very beautiful)
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Have I mentioned they are genius cats. (And very beautiful)
But they ain't no Dachshunds.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:52 PM
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My Elf on a shelf is hidden away. Grandkids are freaked out about him.
So..update: I have BJ in my hoodie pocket. It fell from the beam I guess. I found it on the 4th step from the top of the stairs. No one saw me pick it up. When all the animals are napping or otherwise engaged I'm gonna put him back it the manger. I have a camera set up. I'm gonna get to the bottom of this before Santa and the Reindeer fly. I have high hopes of succeeding, this time. Stay tuned.
Beware of dogs in cat's clothing!

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Old 12-24-2018, 05:59 PM
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Or cats in dog suits.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:53 PM
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Get one of these and put the sensor between baby Jesus and the manger. The cats will only steal him one more time. Have game camera ready -> put video on Youtube -> Profit!!!
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:21 PM
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Or cats in dog suits.
I got it figured out!!!

The 'cat' you saw take BJ was one of the dogs in a cat suit, at the same time that cat was in a dog suit acting 'dumb' (to make you think cats are superior!). Mystery solved!

Awww, dangit! I hear two sets of paw knocks on my door now.

Happy New Year to you all if I don't come back!
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:33 PM
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So far this evening no escapades in the nativity. Baby Jesus is a bit worse for the wear. One eye lash ( his eyes are closed) is missing and there's a a scratch or 2. He's back under Mother Mary's gaze. Santa isn't looking anymore. His neck is kinda twisted. The cats are on the dryer asleep after their big Christmas eve treat. Before I go upstairs I'm gonna turn the camera back on. Maybe I'll catch a mysterious visitor. Hmmmm?
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:06 AM
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Maybe I'll catch a mysterious visitor. Hmmmm?
Make his stay longer than he might normally. I hear that he cannot resist a snack of milk and cookies.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:16 AM
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Oh, I have the treats sat out. He'll like 'em.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:45 AM
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I'm gonna hijack this thread 'cause I haven't done that in awhile, to talk about my neighbor on NextDoor, who is doing a hilarious series about her Elf on a Shelf.

He is a horn dog. He has snuggled up with various Christmas angels, at least one Santa, a Nutcracker, Mary, a wise man--and a sheep. She has been posting updates about his shocking behavior for the last couple of weeks.

It is pretty much the best thing I've seen on NextDoor. Usually it's posts about a person in a hoodie spotted casing the neighborhood, i.e. suspiciously walking down the street, or four teenagers (two with skateboards!) who look to be up to no good (and teenagers? they probably are...). And people excoriating and then other people defending the homeless.

Restored my faith in humanity, it has. Of course there are people who think it's sacriligious.

FWIW I always thought Elf on a Shelf was all kinds of creepy, but this one has redeemed himself. By outcreeping the normal EoaS. Blatantly.

Okay back on topic. OP do not stuff your manger with catnip. I really shouldn't have to say this.
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Old 12-25-2018, 12:56 AM
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There is a bit of some kinda mossy stuff in there. I bet you've just solved the whole thing.


( oh, the EonaS shit is hilarious. We have one at the school I volunteer at. Of course it has to be g-rated, but he's been caught at a bunch of stuff)
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:27 PM
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Baby Jesus made it through the night. Nothing on the camera. The cats are hiding because of extra folks in the house. So I don't expect any craziness today.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:36 PM
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Cats: Oh dear provider of food and shelter, you've won this year. But wait until next year...you'll never find him! Muah ha ha!

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