Accomplice #1:
Champagne:
Persian, 4.5 years old, world traveler, cat model, internet celebrity.
Background: rescue cat born in Thailand and has since moved to the Philippines and Germany. Notorious on airlines and intercity express trains for her (perfect) behaviour and regal presence.

Accomplice #2
Kessy:
Persian, 15 years old, adopted four weeks ago from the animal shelter with severe kidney ailment, given only four weeks to live but has since recovered.
Background: Born and raised in Berlin, prior criminal record not released.

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The Accomplices ©MTHerzog

The set-up:
Home office with printer, side board, plants and carpet.

The plan:
there was none.

The result:
Major.

Surveillance:
Is the coast clear?

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Ooops! ©MTHerzog

The dastardly dead:
Chew on innocent plants,
Taste the leaves,
Uproot with no mercy.
Drop on the white carpet.
Cough up hairballs.
Stink up the kitty litter to high heavens.

The cover-up story:
Look as cute as possible and pretend nothing happened.
If it did, we had no prior knowledge of it.
It was all part of the Canine Conspiracy.

The Plea bargaining:
Kessy: not guilty due to dementia
Champagne: not guilty due to… well, not guilty. 

Click HERE for the complete crime story with full set of photographs of the criminals.