Yesterday after work Dukesmom and I arrived home at the same time. She let the boys out while I fixed their supper. As usual all was chaos with the boys romping around. I went out to look at the tomato patch and Dukesmom let the boys out to join me in the back yard. Not long after we all went back into the house just as Dukesmam was coming back into the den. There on the floor in the middle of the den was a banana that was formerly resting on a counter top in the kitchen. I picked up the banana to discover some teeth marks in the middle but just to one side as if it had been gingerly picked up in someones mouth. Using my best Sherlock Holmes forensic talents I then discovered one long hair stuck to the bone. Aha, now everyone was a suspect, including Dukesmom. A closer examination of the hair exonerated Dukesmom as the hair was distinctly blond in color. That narrowed my suspect list down to two. But who was the culprit. No priors existed for this heinous crime, not one single episode of counter robbing. Now it's all circumstantial evidence. The long hair had to be Freckles but that hair could have already been on the floor, a likely assumption. Duke, on the other hand, has been known to plop his paws up on the counter to observe and approve my fixing of his supper. Freckles has never been seen with his paws up on the counter. Now for the final piece of evidence, reaching ability. The banana was sitting back about two inches from the edge of the counter. Even if Freckles did jump up and rest his paws on the counter, he is not tall enough to bend his neck far enough to grab that banana unless he added a little jump to the effort. Duke's defense attorney now objects to this line of thought. Your honor, my client has never ever committed the crime of banana theft. Good point. You the jury have heard all the evidence and now you can decide who's guilty and what the sentence should be. You may now retire to deliberate and post your verdict.