Dexter told Delilah that a cat never admits that what just happened was a mistake. She needs to remember that a cat always pretends that they meant to do whatever just happened.
Today for example, Mom was getting the house ready for their German guests next weekend and had the ladder out. Dexter explained he was showing Delilah how he knew how to climb the ladder and his Mom thought it was so cute. She also told him not to climb past the first step.
Dexter thought that since he has big feet (with big claws) he could grip the step and jump. It was a tricky task however and he ended up underneath the ladder.
Dexter told Delilah that he just pretended that he had deliberately jumped under the ladder. He nonchalantly gave his paw a few lazy licks and then stretched out and looked as cute as possible. "In fact it is rather exciting to lay on your back and look up at the ladder" he added.