A close investigation by trained detectives revealed —
— cue sinister background music and curtain ! —Disclaimer – no cats were hurt in the performance of this playlet.
And here’s the proof:
Actually I stepped on the pine cone myself late last night after losing my balance a little making sure nobody was outside with bare feet. Caught the edge of a rock and then the cone right in the arch. Quite an owie, but no permanent damage done. I thought it was pretty funny when Calpurnia flopped down right next to it.