Three Macho Mice – the Real Story

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Three Macho Mice – the Real Story

Three little macho mice

Sit drinking in a bar,

Boasting about boldness

And who’s the bravest by far.


The first mouse named Nicky

Has a double whiskey

And then begins to brag:

“When I see a mousetrap

With a lovely cheese scrap

Does it send a red flag?


No! I lie down on my back

And very gently with ease,

Set it off with both my feet

And safely grab the cheese.


So I am safe and free,

The cheese belongs to me.

Now you must surely see

I’m brave – do you agree?”

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The other two brave mice

Order another round,

Give each other eye-looks

But do not make a sound.


Then the second mouse, Dicky,

Swallows his double whiskey,


“That’s quite a feat, my friend.

Each day I find rat poison

From boxes that are broken

And line them up end to end.


Then I grind the rat poison,

Place it in my coffee cup,

It gives me a buzz all day

As soon as I drink it up.


So you must surely see

That the bravest is me!”


The third mouse named Mickey,

Drains his glass of whiskey

And turns to the other two.

"I certainly agree,

You're both as brave as can be

And full of derring-do.


If I tried to grab cheese

From a mousetrap of steel

Like Nicky does with ease

It would be my last meal.


If I drank rat poison

Placed in my coffee cup;

Unlike Dicky who thrives,

Under ground, I’d end up


So I salute you two brave mice.

Bravo! Bravo! I’ll say it twice


Now I've got a hot date,

So I will grab my hat.

I don't want to be late

So I can’t stay to chat.

Kitty the Pretty Cat
Kitty the Pretty Cat | Source

Are you wondering who

I am hurrying to?

I thought you both knew …

It's my girlfriend . . . the cat!”

I always wondered how the ‘Three Blind Mice’ in the nursery tale could escape the farmer’s wife if they were really blind!

Now I have figured it out. It was a reporter’s typo. Those three mice were not really blind. They were blond!

Fun Fact

The theme of the second movement of the beautiful Piano Concerto No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1926) has been criticized as resembling the tune, ‘Three Blind Mice.’

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2015. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

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ArtDiva 13 months ago from Yountville, CA

And now, the three mice with such mirth explained. Who knew? What's in your water? I must try some. Good one.


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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

Haha funny read drbj. I was sure that Mickey Mouse was going to say he had a date with Minnie but I was wrong..I guess the cat offered a much more exciting relationship. "Three Blond Mice" ..lol..I like it.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for enjoying the mirth, Margaret. When I learn what's in the water I plan to bottle it. Thanks for the kind words and the visit.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Delighted I gotcha with the kitty, Jodah, instead of Minnie. I thought it would add an extra bit of a lovemaking challenge. :) And thanks for liking the 'blonde' mice.


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Chantelle Porter 13 months ago from Chicago

That was really cute. Great way to start this Monday morning.


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billybuc 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

It's about time someone told the real story and didn't color it with PC nonsense. LOL You never disappoint. Great twist!


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Happy I could provide your Monday morning, Chantelle, with a great start. May your good humor last all week. That's my mission.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Bill - I am so tired of PC coloring almost every aspect of our world today. What happened to 'Tell it like it is!" Thanks for not being disappointed with Mickey and company, and enjoying the twist.

Note: So did Mickey ... if you know what I mean. ;)


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Larry Rankin 13 months ago from Oklahoma

Another thoroughly entertaining fractured fairytale.


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RedElf 13 months ago from Canada

I'm with Chantelle - a great way to start off my week. Thanks so much for some non-PC fun!


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Larry. Thank you for finding the tale of the 3 macho mice to be thoroughly entertaining though fractured. Exactly what I hoped you would say.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, RedElf. Any friend of Chantelle is a friend of mine. You are more than welcome, m'dear, for the non-PC fun. Seems there is much too little of it these days. But I'll do my best to keep the ball rolling.


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amazmerizing 13 months ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

Excellence... *Gives A Respectful Nod*... Macho is as macho does... and macho does Miss Kitty... ooooo ;) Namaste


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tillsontitan 13 months ago from New York

Have I told you I love your sense of humor? You keep us interested, smiling, and finally laughing!

Who else would tell us the true story of the Three Blind, I mean Blond, Mice? Loved it!!!


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breakfastpop 13 months ago

Finally, I get the story of the mice. I will sleep well tonight. You, my friend, are wonderful!


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AudreyHowitt 13 months ago from California

This was clever and fun! A good end to my day!


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AliciaC 13 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a funny and creative hub, as always, drbj. Thank you once again for the entertainment!


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pstraubie48 13 months ago from sunny Florida

O my I will never read Three Blind Mice in the same way again....

you just have a way of putting an interesting new twist on all things familiar.

Hoping all is good with you

Angels and blessings are on the way ps


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always exploring 13 months ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa..I love your twist on stories of long ago. I've always heard that blonds have more fun. Loved this fun tale....


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

How nice to see you here, Lady Nona Luna. I agree, Mickey is just about as macho as a mouse can be. Kitty knows!

Namaste.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

So happy to learn that you love my sense of humor, Mary. Keeping you interested, smiling and laughing is my goal. And I knew you would enjoy learning the true facts about the three blond mice. Dicky, Nicky and Mickey thank you.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Sweet dreams, m'dear bp. Sorry to take so long to bring you the truth about the mice. Thanks for the lovely comment. Backatacha!


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Audry. My pleasure, m'dear, to bring a good end to your day. May the beginning and the end of your days to come be as pleasant.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, Alicia, for enjoying my funny, creative hub. I like those adjectives so well that I love to repeat them. The entertainment is my pleasure.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

What a lovely comment, Patricia. Putting a new twist on familiar things is one of my favorite pastimes. Thanks for appreciating it. But I just had to tell you the awful truth! :)


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Yes, 'tis true, Ruby, when all is said and done.

Blondes really do have the most fun!

Thanks for loving my twist on this oft-told tale.


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nicomp 13 months ago from Ohio, USA

Mouse poetry and classical music references. This hub takes the cheese!


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

If it's mozarella, I'll gladly accept. Limburger, not so much!


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Say Yes To Life 13 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

Ever see the cartoon Krazy Kat? It's about a cat that is in love with a cantankerous mouse.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Nope, I missed that cartoon, Say yes, but it certainly seems like it has possibilities for a great story. Sort of a reverse Tom and Jerry. Thanks for the update and the visit, m'dear.


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Genna East 13 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Those three mice were not really blind. They were blond!" As a blond, I tend to agree. Lol. Loved this one.


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drbj 13 months ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, Genna, for loving this one and letting me know about it. We blondes have to stick together.


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Enelle Lamb 12 months ago from Canada's 'California'

LOL great fun! Very much enjoyed :D


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drbj 12 months ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for making the rounds, dear Enelle. So happy you enjoyed this. It was great fun for me to create as well.

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