was dressed and ready to go out for the evening. They turned on a night light,
turned the answering machine on, covered their pet parakeet and put the cat in the
backyard. They phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi, which soon
arrived. As the couple opened the front door to leave their house, the cat they had
put out into the yard ran back into the house.
They didn't want the cat shut in the house because she always tried to eat the bird.
The wife went out to the taxi while the husband went inside to get the cat.
The cat ran upstairs with the man in hot pursuit. The wife didn't want the taxi
driver to know the house would be empty, so she explained to him that her husband would be
out soon. "He's just going upstairs to say good-bye to my mother," she
A few minutes later, the husband got into the cab. "Sorry I took so long,"
he said as they drove away. "Stupid bitch was hiding under the bed. Had
to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out! Then I had to wrap her in a
blanket to keep her from scratching me. But it worked. I hauled her fat ass
downstairs and threw her out into the back yard!"