One night we returned home late after a party. We rallied up the cats and went to bed. The next morning Edwin woke up early and found the door to the living was opened… as was the door to the hallway at the front door, as was the front door itself! On the corner of our dining table he found our tv, our stereo and some other valuables, as well as the cats staring curiously at the stack. Fortunately, after a quick inspection we found that nothing was missing. But what had happened?!
Soon after our telephone call the police came to investigate the burglary. We had locked up the cats upstairs, so the police could do their jobs dusting the room for fingerprints. After working in silence for a short while, we heard a heavy stumbling coming from the central hallway, as if someone was climbing down the stairs. One of the policemen asked us if there was someone else in the house. “Well eh, no?!” we answered...
But then we realised something!!! Beneath the stairs we had the boiler storage, a hollow space, underneath wooden stairs in a hallway with a stone floor! The perfect resonance box!!! Add to this a silly, clumsy kitty that instead of gracefully sliding down the stairs, used to hop down the bunny-way and there you are!!! A sound that in the night, amplified by the resonance box resembled the sounded of an adult man coming down! Surely the burglar must have thought that the man of the house had woken up! Afterwards we often had a laugh remembering this story and our little guard-cat!!!