I was once called Mouse... (Purdey, Symes and Wright - part 9)

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Purdey goes hunting...

Submitted: July 29, 2012

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

 

by 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?

 

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© Peter Hunter 2012

 

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