For all those who accept "pet excuses" with a grain of salt....
Albanians may have found a new villain to blame for the frequent power cuts that have been blighting their lives.
The country's main electricity company says a cat chasing a mouse caused a 72-hour blackout in parts of the capital, Tirana.
The animals ran into an area of high-voltage cables and were electrocuted, a spokeswoman for the firm - Kesh - told Reuters news agency.
"We took pictures because we've never had anything like this," she said.
- Annie Noa Kenet, Toronto