Mom did not believe me. I had evidence all over my face, and I was caught red-handed (or black pawed and faced!). I told mom I was sorry. I did not mean to make the carpet all black. I was just so curious to see what was inside the big black fireplace box! Mom forgave me, and laughed so hard, because my face was all dirty and I didn't even know it!
It took me hours to clean my furs, paws and face, till I was satisfied that I was all clean again. I must be clean at all times, you know.
Moral of the story: If you decide investigate something, make sure that you test the object first with just one toe, to make sure it won't stain your furs or anything else, or you might get in trouble!