Welcome to the fifth installment of CCSI - Cat/Canine Crime Scene Investigators! This promises to be a show that will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. But before we start the program we would like to take a few minutes to remember our writer of this exciting show, Skeeter.
Sadly to say Skeeter isn't here to see the airing of the show he wrote and he is missed by all. This show is dedicated to him in his memory and the crew has made sure that all efforts have been made to see that this productions would make him proud. His sisters LC and Ayla filled in when help was needed to the screen play adaptation. I had asked the family if someone could write a little biography to share with you all today. Big Thing, that is what Skeeter called his human, had these following love filled words to share . . .
"A little bio... Wow, that is difficult. How to compress 16 years of love and life into a short space?
I found him at 4 months old in a small pet shop that was being noisily renovated. He was alone and terrified. He slowly healed in our home, though he never got over a terror of plastic bags and noise. He grew to be a gentle giant of 16 pounds with muscles that rippled when he stretched, and he was a long cat. Without any apparent training, he became a great hunter of rodents and I once saw him jump 5 feet straight up to snag a bird. He was dedicated to me. If when outside he lost track of where I was, he would moan. In spite of his size and strength, he was a wonderful lap cat, and he was kind and gentle with other cats. He slept close to me at night all his life . . . was always a loving affectionate friend. On his last day, when he started to fall over while trying to walk, he gave me a look that clearly said he needed to be released from this life into the next one . . . he was released to the Bridge that day.
Skeeter was buried with honors reserved to VSC (Very Special Cats). While he never had a favorite place outside, he had spent much of the previous day by the small pond. I have had many cats in my long life, but he is the only one with a memorial."
We extend our sorrow to Skeeter and all families that have lost loved ones. Our hearts are always heavy with the sadness as we miss them daily. A hole is left in our hearts that will never quite heal but slowly we can remember without the tears falling down our face. Keep all that have had losses in your thoughts and prayers as they heal. Know that your loved one is forever free of pain and forever will be free to run and play with those that have gone before them and they are waiting to someday play and run with you once again. Take the time each day to let those that are with you how much you love them and always treat all with the kindness they so deserve.
Now it is time to sit back, get out the snacks, and enjoy the viewing of CCSI V: The Old Famous Caper - Part I written by dear Skeeter.
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 décor 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!
CCSI V: THE OLD FAMOUS CAPER CAST
Executive Producer - Sassy Kat
Producer - Opus
Writer - Skeeter
Adapted To Script - LC & Ayla
Head Director - Ruis
Assistant Director - Karl
Advertising & Marketing Director - Momo
Costumes - Asta
Set Designer - Karl
Graphics - Ruis & Karl
Promotion - Karl
Casting - LC & Ayla
Chief Repurrrorter - Samantha