Saturday, 5 January 2008

The Case of the Missing Sweet Potato

It all started on Saturday. J2 had gone to watch his football team lose as usual and J1 and I were alone in the house. It was a cold and dark day. Rain lashed at the windows. In order to kill some time before my lunch I decided to follow Butchy & Snickers' recipe for making sweet potato chews.
I got my human secretary, J1, to wash the potatoes and slice them into thick wedges. Job done.

Then they were placed in the oven for 3 hours.

When they were cooked J1 put them to one side to cool down. I was distracted as I was conducting a forensic examination of a new so-called indestructible dog toy. Later that evening I decided to check and see how the chews had turned out. Notice anything STRANGE about this photo?

Yes, it appears that one slice is MISSING!

Thinking quickly, I reached for my detective coat (sorry Joe!) and looked for credible witnesses. Dunstan was keeping quiet as usual, but Barnaby was only too happy to blab.

Who do you think the culprit was?

That's right, you guessed it, it was J1 all along! She thought they looked really tasty as they were cooking and decided to eat a slice with her dinner.

Another excellent piece of police work by Detective Jackson. Case closed.


Peanut said...

Your mom ate the treats she made for you? Isn't that illegal or something?

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hehehehe, good work Jackson! Did your taters get kinda crunchy? They look like they could have been in the oven longer by seeing how thick they are. Also, do not store them in a closed bag or container. Leave them out on a paper towel or in a basket. Hope you enjoy eating them.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Agatha and Archie said...

Good job Holmes!!! Yours look delish and we bet if OURS had looked that good PL2 might have taken a slice as well but as they DID NOT look so good,she didn't.She has gotten some more sweet potatos AND IS GOING TO TRY AGAIN............oh boy....How did your forensic investigation turn out? Love A+A(who will be your Watsons anyday)

Gus said...

Congratulations on your excellent detective work. Muzzer thinks they are tasty also, and she doesn't even like sweet potatoes.


Joe Stains said...

Great job!! I cant believe you were able to solve that mystery so fast, truly admirable!

Snowball said...

Did the indestructible dog toy manage to survive your interrogation?

Is the sweet potato nice? I think I should try it too but most probably I will not be interested. :p


Ben_Benjamin said...

Good jod Jackson, and notti J1 stolen that potato. hehe

Asta said...

Bob and monsieuw Poirot would be vewy pwoud of you!!!
I must say , it was vewy clevew of you to not go fow the obvious..with those guilty looks, most detectives would have awwested one of the oosooal suspects
good wowk detective Jackson!
smoochie kisses

Blue said...

Excellent work Detective Jackson of the Barkyard! You certainly solved that case in record time.
Have you eaten all the remaining evidence by now?

Pats & pets

Harry said...

But have you taste tested them yet? Let me know if they are good and I will ask ma to make some. Do you know, that little minx Cassidy got to eat the last of the Sam's Yames that you kindly sent to ME!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Simba said...

Great job solving that case. You did really well.

Simba x

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh well J1 did help you so I guess she is entitled to one piece. How did you like them J?

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Maggie & Mitch said...

We thought it was J2 checking on things during the commercial break! Our dad loves to snitch!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

You're a good detective Jackson! Sneaky J1!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

umekotyan said...

It is a detective of the sweet potato.
I am a maron lawyer.
Is it old for a moment?

from loved ume tyan

Lenny said...

Good job, Jackson! You should take part of J1's dinner in return, I think. Were the sweet potatoes tasty?

Your friend, Lenny

Ferndoggle said...

You can't be fooled Jax! Nice work. How'd you like those sweet potaters?


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh darn blogger!

I left a witty comment but it got eaten up and now I cannot remember it!

Whatever! Your post made me laugh!

Asta said...

Mommi had a vewy hawd time twying to
take a pictoowe of my tongue...I think peanut buttew would have helped
smoochie kisses

Tofu Burger said...

woooo detective Jackson, nice work! What sentence will J1 get for her thievery?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson!
Good job! Did she like it?
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Jackson...I can't believe you would even suspect my sweet Seymour who would NOT have crossed the big ocean for one sweet potato...not when he's been so busy fathering the pups. Um...have you gone to Asta's bloggie?? We sent a pup to her...Seymour was ignoring it...go see........

Faya said...

Hahahah good job Detective Jackson ! Kisses, Faya

Blue said...

Hi fav. WFT!

Thought I should let you know, in case it's slipped your mind, it's Miss Peach's 15th Birthday today!

Hope all's well with you???

Pats & pets

Pacco de Mongrel said...

so what's d penalty from the judge ..??

did J1 need to be jailed?

Murphey said...

I would protest, do you get to eat J1's food?! So why should J1 get to eat yours?! Good detection job.


ChaChi Lu said...

Good work! And they would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for your keen and crafty smarts!

~ChaChi LU

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi ya Jackson! Good job we kinda suspected it was ya mom. Humons sometimes wanna be doggies. Gush she thought if she can't be one she can eat like one.

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

pee ess loved the history lesson it all looks so purdy xo

William Tell said...

Wow, this case sounds like a new version of The Thin Man series. I just love detective dogs!

William Tell

4xBs said...

good detective work, Jackson. did you get a treat also? how were they? can our mom follow your recipe?


sharkgila said...

Excellent work, Detective Jackson!
That's a pawsome mystery.


Karen Jo said...

Good job on catching the culprit so quickly, Jackson. So, if J1 eats some of your food, do you get to eat some of hers? Like a cupcake falling from the sky perhaps?

Simba said...

Good job dude! Those humans are pretty sneaky!! did they taste??

btw: HM is working on her dog cards! She says J1 has inspired her!!



Stanley said...


Case closed. 'Nuff said.

WAY TO GO, man! I now have you on speed dial.

Goober love & smooches,

Lacy said...

woofies Jackson...dat wuz pawsome dogtective will haff to trwy dat recepite..

b safe,

Sophie Brador said...

Jackson! You are brilliant. I hope something goes missing here so we can hire you.


Gardener~reverie said...

Hey Jx,
If your mom or your friends want to eat the sweet potatoes, let them eat. Tell you a secret, eat too much sweet potatoes farts a lot!