I got out of the car and moved the vacuum. I walked from the garage into the kitchen. There was kitty litter all over the floor and it appeared to have been wet and then dried. There was cat hair all over the kitchen counters and little poofs of Murphy’s hair all over the carpet in the living room. I was pissed and horrified. If Fred the Cat’s hair was all over the place that meant he had the run of the house, something I had stressed to her that he must not do. He couldn’t be trusted around electrical wires, etc. When in the past Fred the Cat had been too rough with Murphy we had seen these little poofs of Murphy’s fur, but not like this and not this much.
I called the lady and asked her what had happened. She said the vacuum was in the garage because she forgot which bedroom she found it in. Ours is a three bedroom home so that sounded pretty lame to me. I asked why Fred the Cat had had the run of the house. She denied he did, even though the evidence was everywhere.
I realized I was getting nowhere with her so I just told her I would put her pay in an envelope under my doormat and she could pick it up at her convenience. I knew if I had to see her in person there was no telling what I was going to say to her. I just wanted this woman out of my life forever.
When we got our next phone bill seems she had made more than a few long distance calls on our number and we got the bill. Rather than get involved with her again we just paid the damned bills.
Now we come back to the present. Thursday morning of last week I woke up, stumbled into the kitchen, clicked on the coffee maker and turned on the TV to the local news. First thing I heard was the newscaster say, “A local pet sitter was arrested for grand theft and carrying a concealed weapon. Her name is ___ ___.” Yep, it was the same woman. Seems she had taken up the hobby of helping herself to some of her customers belongings while she was pet sitting their animals. Thank goodness, she didn’t do that when she was here. We never discovered anything missing.
For all the aggravation she caused me, for all the anger she caused me and for all the danger that woman may have caused my pets, Sweet Madam Karma, stepped in and with her magic she took care of this woman and her business too. I love the aroma of coffee and Karma on a Thursday morning.