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I was once Mouse... (Purdey, Symes and Wright )

 I was once called Mouse… (Purdy, Symes and Wright - part 9)


Peter Hunter


 … at the Cats Protection place, my foster mother Carol, used to call me Mouse… and when the human who is now my Mum asked; 'Why…?'

   was told; ' Because she likes cheese…'

   True, I have always liked, loved cheese - and it's almost my favourite food - along with fillet steak, chicken, tuna and Whiskas Pouches.

   … but Mum and Dad thought it a stupid name for a cat.

   'Cats catch and eat mice…' said Dad '… you can't name her Mouse, not a lttlecat, 'she's a hunter so lets call her Purdey after the top gun maker…

    … and we'll name the others likewise… Symes and Wright after the makers of my favourite shotgun….'

    It was quite a reputation to live up to… normally when I take a mouse home they obviously do not eat it - ungrateful I call it after all my effort and generosity, but I am always rewarded with cheese…

   …not just any old cheese but the expensive vintage cheddar that Dad buys for himself.

   So recently I caught a wood pigeon, killing it carefully by biting its neck and leaving the rest unmarked.  Dad was delighted…

   … he loves wood pigeon.

   Mum carefully removed all its bones, including the legs - all from the inside but cutting off the wings.  She then stuffed it with a mixture containing apricots and roasted it for his lunch…

    … Dad was ecstatic and I was given a very good portion of cheese… which I prefer…

    who says crime doesn't pay?




© Peter Hunter 2012


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