Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mouse Wars - Shadow, Jedi Cat in training

Scritch, Scritch, Scritch!

1:30 A.M. and something is tearing a hole in the protective barrier of Senator CC's sleeping chamber. The ancient jedi charged with guarding her, keeping the peace, and ensuring that all is right with the world, wakes, visually checking the traps set at weak points in along the barrier and then settles in for a sleepless night.

The Mouse Sith and their hoards of clone mice have pushed the alliance hard this past few months. Outposts in the barn system on the edge of the corn field nebula have fallen. The post at Greenhouse One is in serious peril, depending on old traps, and a few valiant jedi cats. The attacks on the alliance stronghold have increased. Less than a week ago the ancient jedi woke suddenly in the middle of the night to see a sith spy scampering across the bedding and disappearing into the dark bowels of the ancient fortress. Now the attack had begun in earnest. The ancient jedi slid, creakingly from his bed, and made his rounds, checking traps, shoring up defences, and hoping that help would arrive soon.

With the dawn, help arrived. Master Jaguar sauntered through the fortress gate with his new padawan learner Shadow. After greeting everyone and doing a quick patrol of the perimeter, they settled into a training session in the entry yard.

Shadow's skills are impressive. Hope has arrived.


jack-of-all-thumbs said...

Now this brought a smile. A clever and entertaining way to update us on a story we know all too well. I'll be passing this one on to cat friends.

queenbeehoney said...

Lost track of you for a while. I kept checking what I thought was your blog and being so worried about all of you. (Last entry was something to do with putting red theater curtains over a giant TV. Could he & family have gone over to the other side, I wondered?) But Heather has steered me back, and this post had me laughing out loud. We're in a similar battle right now, with nothing like the creative outlook and sense of humor you've shown. I'll be smiling as I listen to the scritch, scritch tonight and as I make my endless rounds of the mousie traps. Better to feel like a Jedi warrior than an exhausted mouse-hunting homeowner at wit's end.

our friend Ben said...

Great post, Alan! I think Jedi Jaguar and his apprentice, Shadow, are doing a great job. We're down to two outdoor cats, but I've been finding a lot of dead mice in the yard in the past couple of weeks. 'Tis the season!

fullfreezer said...

Thanks for the amusing tale of far away (but not so long ago). We too, are involved in the epic battle against the dark forces trying to invade our home.


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