Sadly I have had to send Jethro back to the Product Testing Division.
I had to sack him for theft.
It's not that he failed to stop someone stealing, rather HE stole an earring. Yes, he can now add Cat Burglar and Jewel Thief to his CV.
I didn't notice until Saturday afternoon that one of the pink button earring that you can see in the photo was missing. A minor panic and then I had a think. Where does everything that goes missing around here end up? That's right, under the counter! There is a section on the old Victorian counter where the pedestal is worn away and without fail balls, pens, feathers, dust bunnies all end up under there. Sure enough Jethro (aka Cary Grant, George Clooney) had delicately picked up the earring, jumped down , had a play with it, belted it a bit too hard and lost it under the desk.
All is well. The earring wasn't damaged at all. I gave it a clean and it's back in the cabinet with the door shut. (Sorry Coconut Lu! It's in perfect condition!)
Mind you this bit of thievery is on top of Jethro attempting on Saturday to mug a customer for her take-away sushi and trying to climb in another customer's shopping bag.
Jethro, taking crime to new heights, all he needs is a hoodie and he'd be a juvenile delinquent.