Jim and Dave were brother cats. Jim was an orange tabby and Dave a brown tabby. Jim was coming content sitting on the windowsill watching the world go by and Dave was very curious and noticed everything. The house owner’s name was Carlene and her favorite was a turtle named Darby. The lucky turtle lived in a luxurious terrarium. You could see Darby sitting with a stoic look on his face in the morning and return hours later to see that he had not budged even a half millimeter in all that time. Dave made the mistake of jumping on the terrarium, almost knocking it over. Punishment was no cat treats for a month, which was sad because the cat treats were pretty good.
Carlene was trying to clear the clutter and had a stack of boxes piled up in a large hall closet. Dave slipped in one day and climbed to the top of the teetering stack which tilted over instantly. The curious cat went flying right into a waste paper basket, getting stuck. Dave kept meowing until Carlene came to the rescue, gasping at the toppled mess. Jim was still sleeping by the windowsill and was annoyed that the racket woke up. Darby was as motionless as ever. Dave said goodbye to cat treats for awhile.