I was following right up until you said something about cat, then you totally lost me.
Excellent question.. do a search on sailnet about blaming it in the cat.
They have been known to save or sink ships.
Anything goes wrong on the boat.. blame it on the cat. Cat never complains.
Anything out of place on the boat (left her good scissors on the floor) "Honey.. must have been the cat."
Cat goes everywhere with us.. he kayaks, jetskis, bikes.. Mostly just sits around tending the lines.