The mystery has now been solved!
Here’s the story: Several times over the past few weeks, we’ve discovered the master bedroom HVAC vent cover lifted off and away from the vent. Weird, right? We figured it had to be the work of our felines since neither of us was responsible. But we couldn’t figure out how three cats — even working as a team — could possibly lift a vent cover from the top.
Well, it turns out that it wasn’t three… and they haven’t been collaborating… and the vent cover wasn’t being pulled off from the TOP.
ONE of our darlings has actually been lifting it from underneath!
Apparently, for the past several weeks, our fearless TOBY has been entering the ducting (through an opening on the other side of the house that we didn’t realize was there) and then crawling all the way across the house only to pop up gopher-like in the bedroom, in the process knocking the vent cover off with his head.
Now, I know that some cats and kittens will escape into HVAC ducting when they are scared and need a great place to hide… but I have never heard of a cat doing this for play! Have you??
And now we have further proof (not that we needed it) that Toby is the MOST UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL BEING in the universe.