Snow Plow Saves the Day!
By Valerie Vole
New Mouse City’s citizen of the week — and
maybe the year — is Mack Mousegan, the owner and
operator of Lucy, the snow plow that saved the city
after this year’s blizzard, one for the Guinness
Book of Mouse Records.
When all the other plows broke down, Lucy kept going.
She paved the streets of New Mouse City so the emergency
vehicles (and I’m not just talking about the cheese
delivery trucks) could get through. She plowed the road
to Mouse General Hospital with anxious parents-to-be
driving right behind her. They got to the hospital just
in time and now they have a new baby mouselet named — you
guessed it — Lucy. She cleared the runways at Angorat
International Airport so the planes could get in and
out. She plowed the roads to the schools so the busses
could get the city’s mouselets to class. (Actually
this last one made her a little less popular with the
mouselets, who wanted more snow days to play.) The fact
is that Mack and Lucy almost single-handedly got New
Mouse City running again.
Asked what their secret is, Mack told this reporter, “Well,
I like to sing to Lucy while we work. She likes that.
And I put a few drops of melted cheddar into her gas
tank every time I fill her up. I won’t say she’s
the world’s only cheese-powered plow, but those
drops seem to help her get the job done.”
There will be a ceremony Saturday at Town Hall to
honor mouse and plow. City officials expect a record
turnout, since all roads are now plowed and open
to traffic. Thanks Mack and Lucy!
Winter Games Are a Go!
By Sweetie Cheesetriangle
MOUSE ISLAND — Mice from New Mouse City to San
Mousisco are celebrating the good news. Despite the
fear that the record blizzard that hit Mouse Island
would prevent the Winter Mouselympic Games from taking
place, officials announced today that the games are
on. The deciding factor was the reopening of Angorat
International Airport. Now that planes can again land
and take off, athletes can fly in from other countries
to compete. There will be figure skating, downhill skiing,
bobsledding and luge sledding, snowboarding, speed skating,
ski jumping, and ice hockey games. Not to mention the
traditional cheese-eating contest, which, while not
an official field of competition in the Mouselympics,
always draws a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
Mouse Island has high hopes for its hockey team. Coach
Bat Mouseterston proudly talks about how his team has
gone from a “rowdy, ragtag roundup of rodents” to
a “lean, mean, mouse-skating machine.” The
coach told this reporter, “Captain Berra — the
team calls him Cappy — has really gotten this crew
in shape, really made them a team. We’re ready
to take on anything with a tail and two skates, no matter
where they’re from. Cappy Berra and his boys are
set to carve their names into the ice and make sports
This year Mouse Island fans may indeed have something
to cheer about. Dress warmly so you don’t freeze
your tails off and come put your paws together for the
home team. Come watch the Mouse Island Swift Blades carry
home the Silver Cheese Grater of victory!
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