The Case of the Hand Towel Chomper

In case you weren’t aware, we live amongst a bunch of shoe chewers, sponge stealers, cereal eaters, crust bandits, wall climbers, lamp breakers… the list goes on. Just when I think I’ve seen it all… when I think that there couldn’t possibly be another crime to solve… when I think the criminals around me have maybe even reformed. THIS happens:

The Case of the Hand Towel ChomperI’ve seen similar holy towels, and even a t-shirt, lying around the house a few of times over the last couple months, but I dismissed these incidents as “husband faux-pas.” I figured Bobby just must have accidentally ripped the towel, or that he is just really bad a doing laundry. All plausible explanations. However, I began to suspect foul play after taking a closer look at the hole.

The Case of the Hand Towel Chomper

Bobby can’t possibly be that bad at laundry. I questioned him, and he was just as flummoxed as I was. “Looks like your classic Hand Towel Chomper case,” he said.

But who could it be? And why?!

We are reaching out to our furiends yet again, in hopes that you all may be able to help us solve this most bizarre crime.

The suspects:
Delilah's Mug Shot
Sampson's Mug Shot
Sophie's Mug Shot
Sassy Mug Shot
Caster - Mug Shot
cat on shelf
Kylo Ren
Jubilee & Sydney Snuggling
Jubilee & Sydney

Please share your suspicions on the comment box tip-line below. Anything helps.

By Emily


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    I totally go with Lucy – it looks like something that dogs do! If it’s a kitty, I’d really be surprised. The sugar gliders… aren’t they kind of small to make holes that big?

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    Brian Frum

    I think it was Caster, sorry pal. It looks like special tabby work to me.

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    We are going with Kylo Ren only because we like to blame everything on the youngest here (that would be Wilhelmina!) and Kylo Ren is the youngest (uncaged!) potential criminal in your household ;p

    That is a sweet towel too 🙁

    Tell your Mama, ours will drop her a line this afternoon 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    Athena and Marie

    We think it’s Lucy 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    LOL that has never happened in our house! I’m guessing it’s Caster! First I thought it was Lucy..looked like doggie crime but you can never underestimate Caster 🙂

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    da tabbies o trout towne

    if de dawg dinna due it…than we iz sworn ta see cracee az two who did….catz stix two gether thru thick N thin……we willna say even for a case oh trout ~~~~~~that delilah mite just bee ree sponz a bull 🙂 ♥♥♥

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    The Swiss Cats

    We would say Jubilee and Sidney. That towel (and other textile stuff) is purrfect for their nest. Purrs

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    Carol Gegner

    I have to go with Jubilee and Sydney.

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    Caren Gittleman

    I also say Jubilee and Sidney, the kitties are innocent!!!!

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    Susan Friedland-Smith

    I think Sampson looks most innocent which probably means it was him.

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    I think it was Lucy.. Always blame the dog.

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    Kitties Blue

    We know Caster is always one of the usual suspects, but this time we are going out on a limb and guessing Sophie! Astrid sends Sampy a bajillion and 12 kisses and all her love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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    The Island Cats

    We think it was the sugar babies. You just can’t trust them little things. 😉

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    I almost forgot what I’m here to do. I was so distracted by all these cute pictures! I just love all these babies! Everyone looks a little too innocent, Sassy has the most innocent look so I’ll go with her (sorry, Sassy!).

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    Ellen Pilch

    You all look so innocent. I guess I would pick Caster.

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    I’m guessing Lucy. When Bear makes holes in fabric they look different … though technique might slightly vary 🙂

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    I hate to point my claws in his direction but those SWEET INNOCENT kitty faces lead me to believe it’s the woofie in the house!

    Hugs, Angel Sammy

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    Erin the cat (Princess)

    Definitely not Sampson, I may be biased on this, but I just can’t see a TUX having the spare time to do such things, what with all the paperwork from running the place, and mousing, and napping…


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    I’m guessing Sampy was nursing on them and got a bit carried away.

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    Kulo Ren?? Who knows…in the past in this den there would have been be no question, as we had a chewer…and a stealer of items he chewed, MOL!!

    Minko chews, but only wires…and Pipo chews plastic…gads!

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    Lola The Rescued Cat

    Hmmm….. we were gonna say Lucy, but we think maybe a kitty made it look like a doggie did it. We’re going with Caster.

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    Three Chatty Cats

    Oh gosh, they all look so innocent to me! I can’t tell who did it!

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