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The Great Mouse Tail

Updated on March 3, 2011

The Great Mouse Tail

Said the one mouse to the other,

"Have you seen that mangy cat

Skulking round about the joint

All furry, fierce and fat?"

"I saw him just this morning

Prowling past our hole quite smug...

I wish that I could wipe that look

Right off his Cheshire mug!"

"That flea bag needs a lesson!

'Tis a lesson he will get!"

Said the one mouse to the other,

"Rue the day our whiskers met!"

They joined in whispered huddle,

A sneaky plot to hatch.

"We shall go a-fishing but

A feline we will catch!"

"We need a clever plan to teach

This bully of a cat

That in this house, who reigns supreme?

None 'cept the dirty rat!"

Said the one mouse to the other,

With an evil little smirk...

"I think I have the perfect thing,

Yes, I think this plan will work!"

"My second cousin thrice removed

Gave me a handy tip...

Its guaranteed to lure a cat,

They can't resist a nip!"

"Now, what if we secured a pinch

Of catnip in our trap,

And hid it just inside our hole...

A thieving paw to snap!"

"Catch his paw within its teeth

And how we'll see him roar!

Then, this fearsome ball of fur

Will trouble us no more!"

The mice snickered with pleasure

As they did a little dance...

"We will teach this fur ball...

Yes, we'll fix his fancy pants!"

Now as their luck would have it,

Since this brilliant scheme was rich,

The execution, with great ease

Went off, BUT with a hitch...

Said the one mouse to the other,

"This should surely be a show!

Let's educate this stupid cat...

We rule. He needs to know!"

They hid around the corner,

Close enough to watch and cheer...

Forgot to check the "de-tails",

Thus, neglecting to stand clear...

Alas, paw tripped the trigger,

The jaw sprang with a snap...

A startled feline paw was not

The only thing entrapped!

Beneath the bar, across the foot...

A twitchy piece of tail...

The master plan had backfired,

Then they all began to wail!

So from that fine day forward,

The trio knew with great chagrin

The cat had been defeated,

Alpha mice ruled roost and bin!

Said the one mouse to the other,

"Guess we showed that fur ball who

Runs the show in this house...

Now, help me find that Super Glue!"

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This was great!

    • tonks814 profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      I read it to my housemate, and she says it's very adorable. And it made me laugh even though I knew what was coming this time. :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Tonks, Thanks so much! It was a fun write, as well, and one of my favorite to share because it always gets a smile! It almost plays like Tom and Jerry in my head! Thanks again!

    • tonks814 profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      This is fantastic and had me giggling! I love it. It's a rhyme and the story is adorable. :)

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      8 years ago

      really, really cute! Love it!

    • Karen Russell profile image

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago


    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you kindly, Dim...I love cats own cat carries herself pretty arrogantly, strutting with her little Cheshire mug...great inspiration!!! I can just see it!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Great stuff. Even though I love cats, this was very funny

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Many thanks, AuthorLMS and dohn121! This was a fun "tale" to write, and more fun to share!!!

    • dohn121 profile image


      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow. What a great "tale." Thanks for sharing it ;)

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      8 years ago

      this was incredible! I really enjoyed this. I have to say the best I read so far. Thanks for sharing this.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks, fenzero! I love children's stories...

    • fenzero profile image


      8 years ago from Arizona

      lol I loved this! You could put together a book for children with poems like this :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you AM Werner! It would be an honor to have it read to your children!

    • A M Werner profile image

      Allen Werner 

      8 years ago from West Allis

      This is cute tnderhrt23. I will share it with my children.


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