The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58012 Message #918450
Posted By: Charley Noble
25-Mar-03 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Perhaps this thread was in mind when Tejitu, my calcio cooncat, brought into the kitchen a most peculiar mouse yesterday. I wasn't in the kitchen at the time but when I walked in, there was Tejitu staring intently at the base of the sink cabinet at a small white mouse with large black spots on its back. The mouse didn't seem to be inclined to move, which as a tactic was smart. Tejitu is a firm practitioner of "catch and release" and gets bored when her catch no longer wants to play. Anyway, she seldom hurts what she catches, unlike her sister Tilahun who gulps the whole thing down except for its tiny feet. I was curious that this mouse did not look like any wild mouse I had ever seen. In addition to its peculiar coloring it, still, sported a long tail. Well, I captured it easily in a plastic cup and transported it to a 1 gallon glass container for further observation. I dropped in some grass, bread crumbs, a small jar of water and some salad; it began to consume with great gusto. My wife arrived back home later and did an efficient search on the internet and concluded that the mouse in question was probably an escapee from some neighboring house, and that there was a whole list of accessories that could be purchased to augment its happiness. Now it resides in a 5 gallon aquarium, the bottom covered in wood chips, there's a water bottle hanging from one side, a bowl of cereal and seeds, a screened top, and a small bungalow in the corner. We've named it Dilbert.