Bob ’n Sox: The Field Trip

In Kitty City, Bob and Sox were basically famous. That is why on a chilly Thursday, Bob got a call from Kitty City’s Elementary principal. Principal Calico said,“Mr. Bob, my kinder cats would like to see your lab. I was hoping to arrange a time for them to come.”

”How many kinder cats are there?” Bob asked cautiously.

”About thirty-five,” said Principal Calico.

Bob replied,”Alright, but today my assistant Sox and I are performing some dangerous experiments. Could you bring them tomorrow?”

”Sounds fine. How about tomorrow at 10:00 a.m?” asked Principal Calico.

”Perfect,” said Bob happily.

”Well, have a nice day Mr. Bob.”

”You too, Principal Calico.”

Bob told Sox and they did their last experiment of the day. Next they cleaned the lab. Sox washed beakers and coffee mugs, and put up a new light bulb for the bathroom sink. Bob mopped the floors, filed some papers, and brought out some large tables with the help of Sox, for the kittens’ lunch. They were set.

The next morning, Bob slept late, until about 6:00 a.m. Sox was already in the lab when Bob walked in. She was doing some last minute things. There was a mug of kitty coffee already on the table, with whipped cream and all. Once Sox had put all the books in their correct order, she retired to her armchair. Bob joined her in his armchair.

Sox broke the sleepy silence by saying,”Do you think we should do a fun experiment to show them, Bob?”

Bob said,”That’s a good idea Sox.  What should we show them?”

”What about,” wondered Sox,”using food to make paint!”

”That’s perfect, Sox!”

”We could put the pictures on the lab walls!”

”Then we could make CDs for their parents!”

”I’ll run to the store!”said Sox before Bob could say another word.

It was nine-thirty before Sox got back, her arms were full of blackberries, beets, cocoa powder, turmeric, and mustard powder. Bob got the rest. There was a knock at the door.

Bob opened the door, to see thirty-five little smiling faces and around eight taller cats also smiling. He welcomed them in. He told them about what he and Sox did, and told them about lab safety. Next he started the tour. Sox told them about her work with Bob, and how they had been best friends for most of their lives.

After the tour, Bob sat them down and with the help of the teachers, brought out the supplies. The kittens were all very happy mushing the blackberries, grating the beets, and mixing the mustard, cocoa, and turmeric with water. They painted wonderful pictures which Bob and Sox copied onto CDs for parents, and hung the originals on the lab walls.

This was the first of what later became known as the annual ”Bob ’n Sox Day.”


Bob ’n Sox

Bob the Cat, relaxing after work

Bob the Cat, relaxing after work

Bob the cat lives at a lab. Yesterday he ate a lab rat. Nobody got mad at him though. The reason for that is, Bob owns the lab.

Bob is a black cat, he looks very good in his white lab coat. One day, Bob was in his white lab coat mixing a vat of Kitty Mix, when Sox walked in. Sox is Bob’s tabby lab assistant. Sox looks very good in her white lab coat. Sox was purring and holding a clip board.

She said, “Mr. Mayor Cat says that we should go ahead and make the Fish Finder.”

“Good,” said Bob.

So they started.

Sox, tabby lab assistant

Sox, tabby lab assistant

When they were done, they ate some fish they had caught with the new invention. They announced that they were finished, and arranged a time to present the invention. After that, they went to bed.

The next day, they got up bright and early. Bob  put on his white lab coat and tie, and caught more fish. After they ate, Bob and Sox flossed and packed the Fish Finder into its carrier case and went to the wharf.

They met Mr. Mayor Cat, and the rest of the town. They set the Fish Finder in the water. after about five minutes, it hopped out of the water holding three good sized fish. After they ate to there content, Mr. Mayor Cat called for quiet. He asked Bob and Sox to stand up.

He said, “Bob and Sox have created the best invention this town has seen since the fishing pole. I think that this is the right time to give you to these!” Mr. Mayor Cat handed them both medals of honor! They lifted the Fish Finder into the air and the newspaper cat took a picture.

The Ill-Fated Lab Tour

“Hello there, I’ll be your tour guide,” said Lanea. “Now that you have chosen your place in line we may begin.”

Lanea started walking.  “If you look to your left, you can see our janitor, Dave, carrying two abnormally large trash bags.  He wants all you young ladies to know he is single!” commented the tour guide with a slight twinkle in her eye as Dave winked at a blond young girl with hazel eyes.

“He has to carry these trash bags because one of our labs froze over and our supplies had to be thrown out.  Due to one of our scientists deciding to get his bowl of chili and left the door of the freezer open.  Don’t ask me why he froze his chili, but he did.

“Everyone has denied having chili that night.  I can’t describe the tone of voice used with the words spoken by the culprit!  Oops! I didn’t mean to excite you!”  The group of people were silent with quiet amusement.  They were standing just by the place they had seen Dave.

“Is this lab located on a slope?” asked a boy.

“Yes,” said Lanea and started walking again.  “I don’t mean to be impolite,” she said.

“Oh! We’ve arrived!  My favorite hall! This hall’s design was a failure, but the ‘flawed’ type of arch became a new style.” told Lanea.

A stout man came and whispered something in Lanea’s ear.  Her smiling face turned grim.  “Sorry,” she said, “we’ll have to stop the tour.  The growth of the accident has nearly reached us.”

“Surely it can’t be that cold,” said a thin girl.

“You haven’t heard all of it yet,” said Lanea glumly.  “Everyone trying to shut the freezer has died!”

“But it can’t be that cold,” said the thin girl again.

“No it isn’t,” said the shocked tour guide, “It’s the smell of the chili.”