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Mrs. Dixon's Cat


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Mrs. Dixon had a cat.

Fancy that.

This animal was a chiller,

a total killer,

the enemy of every rat.


Late on Christmas Day,

the cat went out to play.

He had murder in his heart

and could not wait to start

his dark and wicked way.


Suddenly, from the ceiling,

a giant rat,

an enormous rat,

pounced on the cat’s back

and bit his silly head off.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Playful indeed. Just don't read it to children after "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

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  • 3 weeks later...

In Boston, my friend asked an exterminator whether it had been his fine work or the tough looking alley cats that had been cutting down on the rat population. The honest man admitted that a rat and a cat is actually a pretty fair fight and that the hawks who have migrated in from western Massachusetts get the credit for the cleanup. They can be seen perching on the roofs of tall buildings, even highrises, and they have found a plentiful source of nutrition to "hunt" with relative ease.


A nice ditty, Brendan.



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