I was cooking dinner, the fishcakes were browning under the grill the vegetables prepared and ready for a couple of minutes in boiling water. I had cut a sweetcorn into two and the pieces sat waiting on the chopping board. I left the kitchen for a little while while the grill slowly did it's business. On my return I noticed just one solitary piece of corn.
Questioning Hazel revealed that she had not moved it - she wasn't
tricking me, or trying to make me think I had lost the plot. At that
moment the dog skipped down the corridor licking his lips. Did he do it,
is he a thief? The evidence is at best circumstantial, the looking
pleased with himself demeanor, the skip in his step, the small damp
patch on the studio floor indicating an impromptu picnic site. In his defence
he has never stolen from the kitchen sides before but we do know he is
motivated by food.
I have my suspicions but the proof will be back from forensics tomorrow - I am sure the corn will tell the story.