Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sassy Retirement Day 5: After the Party....

Yes, it does look like another "aftermath", doesn't it??? Sassy pictures herself jailed in the dungeons of the Bastille already.

But this time we are actually NOT guilty! Sassy found out that a burglar was trying to steal valuable treasures out of Versailles and in his haste to escape when he realized that a party was still going on in what he thought was a deserted castle he shattered a chandelier, and broke some mirrors! Thanks to Sassy's outstanding CCSI detective work the burglar and his loot is caught...

...and Sassy is bestowed the Legion of Honor Medal by French president Sarkozy!!!!


And of course, there will be another CCSI, with Opus as new CEO of Little Productions and directed by Ruis. So watch out for the audition notice!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sassy Retirement Day 4: Party at Versailles

picture by Momo

When we learned about Sassy's retirement we knew we needed a very special place for the party! Don't you think Versailles is perfect? So we rented it for the whole day to give Sassy her party there!

The CCSI flag is flying above the castle, and the CCSI emblem is on the roof.

Everything is decorated in the honor of Sassy.

Here is the food and beverage room, in the "hall of fame", hahahahahahahahahahha. Feel free to eat and drink as much as you can, we have unlimited supplies!

Then, in the Hall of Mirrors, we give Sassy a "Lifetime Achievement Award" in honor of her contributions towards CCSI.

And then the dance floor is open, Momo, Sassy, Opus and Asta brought glow in the dark authentic dance costumes - so join in the fun and let's party!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sassy Retirement Day 3: More Sightseeing

Today we are visiting the Eiffel tower!

pictures by Karl

WOW, that was something! And now we will go and see Notre Dame.

picture by Momo

There is a very interesting gargoyle up on Notre Dame.....

From here we walk up to Montmartre where Sassy has her portrait done:

picture by Momo

And tonight we are having dinner at the famous Deux Magots!

picture by Asta

Come back tomorrow for the Party at Versailles!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sassy Retirement Day 2: Paris Sightseeing

For a nice overview of Paris we take a boat tour on the Seine, here you can see Notre Dame in the background which we will visit tomorrow...

picture by Karl

...and here we are about to go underneath Pont Neuf.

picture by Karl

Then we take the Metro...

picture by Asta

...to go and visit the Arc de Triomphe.

picture by Momo

We are taking lots of pictures, here are the handsome Mancats...

picture by Momo

...and here are the beautiful girls...

picture by Momo

...and here is the star of the adventure:

picture by Momo

Then we walk the streets of Paris (hahahahahahaha - NO pun intended!)...

picture by Momo

...and by the time we finally reach the Louvre it is already dark.

picture by Asta

Fortunately the Louvre is still open and we can get a good look at the famous Mona Sassy.

picture by Karl

We finish our first day in Paris with a good seafood dinner.

picture by Asta

Come back tomorrow and visit with us the Eiffel tower and Notre Dame!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sassy Retirement Day 1: Arrival in Paris!

Our beloved CEO and the conceiving force behind CCSI is retiring.
We are all very upset about it but you can't tell a cat what to do - especially not a Sassy-cat...
So we accept the facts but will give her a BIG retirement surprise party.
She thought she could get away with just having a little get-together of the Little Productions board members but we went ahead and rented Versailles for the party and combined it with a trip to Paris.
Here we are, flying off to Paris from the studios with the MFV.

And here we are, arriving in Paris.

Tomorrow and the day after you will see us sightseeing and having fun in Paris, and then we'll have the Retirement Party at Versailles - and you are all invited!
So do come back for the next few days and participate in the fun, the more the merrier!

To leave a note of personal appreciation for all Sassy has done for the community with her fabulous creation of CCSI go here.
And don't despair - CCSI will go on, Opus has agreed to take over the CEO position and after the party we will have another announcement!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Old Famous Caper

Detective Skeeter is in his office. It is a bit run-down. An old used desk, a few file cabinets, a few empty bottles of 'Old Nip" scattered around. A few photographs of treasured successful cases solved… A client walks in. Obsequious servant type…

Furred NoName: "Detective Skeeter, my employer wishes to hire you to investigate a possible murder. He has been told you are most talented at old unsolved crimes."

Skeeter: "Yes I am. For a fee. Shrimp and ham every day, plus primo catnip. Can your employer afford that?"

Furred" "Without any problem. Your reputation is well known and his interest is great".

Skeeter: "Great, when do we start?" Furred: "A car is waiting".

Furred and Skeeter drive off in a fancy car.

Skeeter enters the Famous Old Place of Old Cat Famous wearing his standard "Bogie" overcoat. The d├ęcor is astonishingly tacky, but everything is very expensive. Like a Las Gatos casino. The furniture was in rich purple and pink corinthian leather. Catnelius VanderKitty would have been impressed. Old Cat Famous quickly ushered Detective Skeeter into his study. His "study" is larger than Skeeter's whole house.

Old Cat Famous: "Detective Skeeter, I have asked you here because my only son disappeared several years ago. I thought it was a botched kit-napping, but recent events have caused me to doubt that. I now fear it is a family matter.."

Skeeter: I felt sorry for Old Famous. But it isn't the first time a family has done in its own. "I will do my best to solve this sad crime" was all I could say. "I will need free run of the house and yard, and I will need to speak to all the family and hired help."

Skeeter calls in the CCSI team, then wanders the grounds.

The CCSI team takes blood samples from the family and hired help. Lt Dewlap starts sniffing the grounds. Lt Meezer starts looking into hidey places and takes fur samples from the carpets and under sofas.

Skeeter comes across Lady Di Famous in the garden.

Skeeter: "Lady Di, you have an interesting garden. Very unusual."

Lady Di Famous: "Yes, it suits my interests. The other Lady cats are impressed when they visit".

Skeeter observes the garden with interest. There are bare twigs stuck in the ground in one corner, a tiny 1 foot pond nearby, some tiny evergreens in another corner, and a small mound between them. There was even an "X" next to the mound.

Skeeter: "I'm no gardener", he thinks to himself, "but this is one really weird garden." And "Ma'am, when is the last time you saw Fergle"?

Lady Di Famous: "Three years ago, when he was kit-napped. We mourn his absence daily."

Skeeter steps into the house, where Lt Meezer asks "Have you noticed that there are no pictures of Fergle "Mousemaster" Famous anywhere in the house?"

Brighteyes Famous overhears and says, "Momma had them all removed the day after Fergle was kit-napped." And she skips off to play with toy mousies…

Lt Dewlap comes in with a copy of the family Will. Says "This was slipped under the door to me. I can smell Furred NoName all over it."

Skeeter: We examined the Will. Everything went to Lady Di Famous and Brighteyes. That meant it was new, as Old Cat Famous adored his son cat Fergle and had previously declared that Fergle would take over the entire estate some day!

The CCSI team went over the Will with a fine-toothed comb and some fancy chemical analysis. They had the lab check the ink for age and for forgery. Sure enough, the ink is new and doesn't match Old Cat Famous's paw prints! But we just couldn't find anything for sure. We had to leave. No body, no crime…

Wow, a helicopter arrived to return us all home, flown by Skeeter's old friend Flyright Mhor. Skeeter and the CCSI team board and are lifted away, dejected. As they rise in altitude, Detective Skeeter gazes out the window. His ears perk up.

Skeeter: "Lt Dewlap and Lt Meezer, look out here. See the dead trees below? And the pond? And that evergreen forest? And look at the mound over there." They are exactly like Lady Di Famous's personal garden!

And then he yells to Flyright, "Hey, can you land over there by that mound?"

Flyright Mhor: "Sure thing Skeeter, some catnip down there?"

Good old Flyright, he turned the helicopter around so fast there were hairballs all over the place…

Skeeter: "Not Nip, Flyright, something sad, I suspect."

They land and all hop out. Lt Dewlap immediately crinkles his nose.

Lt Dewlap: "Dead kitty here, Skeeter. Sorry."

Lt Meezer was first to find the mound entrance. She rushed in but came out crying. "It's Fergle", she says. "I'd bet 2 lives on it." But she is a professional. She went back in and took fur samples. It was Fergle, as her equipment showed. There was even fur in his mouth; Lady Di Famous's.

Back at the Old Famous Place, we confronted Lady Di Famous with the facts.

She broke down in tears, as all good criminals must. She confessed she did it to get the estate for herself and her daughter Brighteyes. From the look of horror on Brighteyes's face, we knew she wasn't involved. That was a relief! Lady Di was lead away helpless by the scruff of her neck.

Skeeter: "I was well-paid in Nip and Ham. A few days later in my office, a tapping came at the door. I cautiously opened it and in walked the most beautiful lady cat you ever saw. Diamond-studded collar, soft smooth fur, micro chipped for sure, and I bet all her shots are up to date too…
She said her name was WowWow Evermore and that she had a 'slight problem' maybe I could help her with." WowWow: "Ooh, is that fresh Nip?" Skeeter: "Join me in a Niptini and some ham, and tell me about your problem"? Life is good…


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Episode Five

The Old Famous Caper

Written by Skeeter
Directed by Ruis
Executive Producer Sassy

A disappeared son.
A concerned father.
A mother with an interest in gardening.

Will the CCSI team be able to bring closure to this family?

Part One
Part Two

(in order of appearance)

Detective Skeeter - Fat Eric
Obsequious Servant - Dr. Tweety
Mr. Sylvester Famous - Luxor
Lady Di Famous - LC
Brighteyes Famous - Perfectly Parker
Lt. Dewlap - Titus
Lt. Meezer - Ayla
Flyright Mhor - Angus Mhor
Mousemaster Fergle Famous - Miles Meezer
WowWow Evermore - Pearl

Production Team

Executive Producer - Sassy Kat Little
Executive Board - Sassy Kat, Momo Kitty, Opus, Karl, Ruis, Asta
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC and Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Costumes - Asta
Set Design - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo Kitty
Graphics - Karl and Ruis
Promotion Graphics - Karl
Casting - LC and Ayla
Chief Repurrrorter - Samantha

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Momomo Caper

The executives of Little Productions welcome you. We would like to take this time before the show starts to have a few moments to remember all of the friends that have gone to the bridge or in need of prayer support to help them have their good health return to them. During the production of this show two of our cast members have had to face trying times at home. Ayla's brother, Skeeter, has recently gone to the bridge and Billy's brother, Miles, has been in ill health. Also, this is our first CCSI since Roscoe, founding member, has gone to the bridge and we all have missed having him here with us as the production got underway. Please keep these families and others that you know in your hearts and prayers. Before we begin we would like to honor those that we love that are no longer here and pray for good health to return to all of those in need . . . . . . . Thank you . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the fourth installment of the famous CCSI - Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigators!

The Momomo Caper is dedicated in loving memory to Roscoe

On a quiet spring morning Mrs. Kroesus neatly arranged the flowers, morning paper, and a hearty breakfast for her husband Mr. Kroesus. She does this for him each Sunday so he can enjoy a lazy morning and have breakfast in bed.

But what's this? As she enters the bedroom she notices that Mr. Kroesus is not awake. Quickly she notices that not only is he not awake but he is actually quiet lethargic, hardly responding to her calls and looking very sickly!

Mrs. Kroesus quickly called Dr. Quaksalber to come over to the house. Dr. Quaksalber takes some blood for later testing. Even though the doctor doesn't know the specifics, yet his diagnosis is clear.

“Mr. Kroesus was poisoned! We must get him to the hospital immediately!”

“Who could have done something like that?” screams Mrs. Kroesus, “we must call CCSI at once!”

Half an hour later, Detective Klug and Inspector Spuren arrive. Taking turns they inundate Mrs. Kroesus with questions.

“Who saw him last? What has he eaten? Who served him the food? Who holds a grudge against him? Who might benefit from his death?”

“I don’t care”, she cries, “my poor Momomo.”

“What’s with the name?” asks Detective Klug, “ I thought his name is Paul Kroesus?”

“It’s his nickname” answers Mrs. Kroesus “he would always say ‘more money, more, more, more’ - so the staff started to nickname him Momomo and it just stuck.”

“Ah” exclaims Inspector Spuren “so I gather he is very rich?”

“Oh yes, he owns the biggest mouse hunting grounds around, and his exotic lizard head collection is priceless! He is the richest cat around here by far!” explains his wife.

“There we have a possible motive, money!” says Detective Klug. “Inspector Spuren take traces of all the food in here and send it to the lab. But he obviously hasn’t touched his breakfast, so let’s check what he had for dinner. And get some more blood from Mr. Kroesus to run a toxicology check.”

While Inspector Spuren puts on his gloves and gets to work Detective Klug questions the victim’s wife a bit more.

“Tell me about last night. What did he eat? When did he go to bed?”

“We had dinner together” his wife remembers, “we both ate the same things. Then we went to bed, we have separate bedrooms. He usually has a cup of nip tea served in his room before he sleeps.”

“And who serves that?” inquires the Detective. “Usually the maid” Mrs. Kroesus replies. “But sometimes the kids bring it to him.”

“OK, let’s round up the suspects.” decided Detective Klug. “Get the maid and the kids in here for questioning and send his tea cup to the lab for a toxicology check!”

"No” deny the kids Paul Junior and Eva Maria in unison when they are questioned awhile later “we did not bring him anything, we actually left the house before dinner to go to a lizard BBQ at some neighbors.”

"Yes" admits the maid, "I brought him his nip tea after diner as usual. But I did not poision him, I would never do something like that, and she starts sobbing.

“Detective Klug” interrupts Inspector Spuren, “the lab just called and they found traces of a pesticide in the tea cup and the toxicology report shows the same pesticide in Dr. Kroesus blood! They are trying to pin down the exact brand and find out who recently bought it.”

“OK,” concludes Detective Klug, “it was the tea. Now if the maid didn’t do it then who did? Where did the tea come from?” he asks the maid.

“I get it from an old lady at the edge of the forest. She collects all kind of herbal remedies and sells them to make a modest living.

Off they go to pay the Herbal Lady a visit. They arrive at the little house at the edge of the forest and knock but there was no answer. They knock again, louder this time. No answer.

“Look at this,” shouts Inspector Spuren, “ I can see her sitting in her chair. Something is not right! Let's break in!”

So they break down the door and find the old lady stooped over in her chair. She is barely breathing and very pale!

An ambulance is called immediately, and after Inspector Spuren checks her thoroughly he exclaims “She is poisoned too!”

While they wait for the ambulance they check the house and they find lots of herbs, and also a whole pile of nip for tea.

“Take samples, Inspector Spuren, and let’s see if this is the poisonous nip.

"It is strange though” Detective Klug wonders “that the Herbal Lady would poison herself. Let’s see if we can find out where she actually got the nip.”

But the old lady is in no condition to speak, so the CCSI team decides to take a look around and see if they can figure it out for themselves.

“Look Detective” says Inspector Spuren “here are her walking shoes. They have a very distinctive sole pattern and there is a lot of clay in the crevices. We can just follow the trail from her house. Maybe it will lead us to the nip!”

And so they do. They follow the narrow trail from the herb lady's house into the forest and sure enough, after only ten minutes they come to a clearing which is covered with nip.

“That must be it” says Detective Klug. “So where does the poison come in?”

“I might have an answer to that” explains Inspector Spuren. “The lab just called, they found the manufacturer of the specific pesticide that poisoned Dr. Kroesus and most probably the old Herbal Lady too then checked their client list. The only big sale in the last several months went to the local government here.”

“So” says the Detective “let’s give them a call!”

And wouldn’t you know it, the government admitted that they were worried about some little weed upshots in their local forest and decided to just root them out. They ordered massive amounts of pesticides and sprayed the whole forest with it. Without telling anybody because they thought no one lived there, so everything would be fine.

They agreed to pay for all the medical bills for Mr. Kroesus and the old Herbal Lady who are both to be expected to recover. They will also issue a public apology and create a department for non-toxic environment management. Mr. Kroesus donated the start-up money for that. The CCSI team was honorably awarded the first of the newly created “Fighter for a Non-Toxic Environment Award”.

ENDE GUT, ALLES GUT (End Good All Good)

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Whereas this story was inspired by a true event all characters are strictly fictional and any resemblance to existing entities is totally coincidental. The ending alone is proof that this story is entirely a work of fiction! by Karl