They were all silent for a second. Shame swept over each and every one of them. Granted none of them would admit it but they were all humiliated. They had forgotten the overall mission which was that a maniac killed their pal Ace and they had to figure out who did it and they had to figure it out fast.
Hank was proud that he got these cats to calm down. He was also smirking (somewhat) at the fact all of them were ashamed of themselves. A hippo smirking is actually an interesting thing to witness. It was a shame that no camera was available to get this on film but moving right along, he said, “Who do we think ‘Da Creature’ is?”
“A human,” Casey meowed reasonably.
“A MONSTER!” yowled Blackie. “It’s a long, slimy monster with seven legs and fangs!”
Meeeeeeeee-what? No one had heard this version. All eyes were on Blackie at this point which didn’t bother her in the least. Her whiskers were still twitching and she was jumping up and down. “Monster! Monster!”