Mouseanna Mousetti is on the scene
rodent on Mouse Island knows the story of Poopedcat Pass.
It's the site of the battle that was the turning point of
the War Between the Cats and Mice. In 1754, the island's bravest
mice used all the firepower they had catnip, balls
of yarn, and in some cases, their own tails to lure
the cat forces into the pass. Then, while the cats were trapped
inside, the valiant mice attacked! Soon the cats were so pooped
that they surrendered, giving the Pass the name it has held
ever since: Poopedcat Pass.
after the famous battle, our foremouses ran the cats off the
island altogether, making it safe from cats for hundreds of
years. As far as most mice are concerned, all of this is ancient
history. For the past two centuries, not a single feline has
entered Mouse Island. Until a few weeks ago, when every mouse's
worst fear became a reality: a cat was spotted at Poopedcat
was taking my usual morning walk when I saw 'im," said
one witness, Major Tim Fattail. "It was a cat, to be
sure! I'd know one anywhere. And he was sniffing about the
memorial to all the mice that fell at the historic battle.
Back for revenge, I'll bet!"
witness, Mrs. Susan Saltyfur, nodded in agreement. "The
cats have never forgotten the way we mice humiliated them
that day. It was only a matter of time before they returned
for their payback."
250 years after the battle? Well, it could very well be. Travelers
outside Mouse Island know that the cats of the world have
been smarting over the embarrassment of Poopedcat Pass for
decades. But still other, more important questions remain.
How did this cat get to Mouse Island? And why wasn't he detected
by the Royal Mouse Navy? Be sure to pick up next week's issue
of The Rodent's Gazette for the latest details on this
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