A Fishy Tale
aim, Sam fired a jet of water at the large ginger
tom cornering his cat Timmy behind the garden
shed. Ginger let out a yell of anger and glared
over his shoulder at Sam but did not move. Sam
took a fast run towards the defiant cat, yelling
like a banshee. Slowly ginger stalked out of the
back gate, growling. Ten minutes of coaxing and
rattling of cat treats, finally Sam sat with
Timmy on his lap soothing ruffled fur, and
examining a scratched nose.
got to stand up for yourself Tim; I cant
always be around to save you.
blankly at Sam with his wide eyes, definitely a
lights on but no ones home kind of
stare. Since Rambo the ginger cat had moved
nearby he had certainly let the local cats know
who was boss. Dinky the Chihuahua next door was
terrified to go into the garden alone. It was no
good trying to reason with Rambos owner, he
just laughed when Mrs Grey, Dinkys owner
had remonstrated with him.
Next day, Sam,
relaxing in the shade of his garden, with
something cool and alcoholic, heard a strange
mumbled meowing. He looked around for that
blasted Rambo. The noise was coming from Timmy,
strutting up the path with a large golden carp in
his mouth, hence the muffled meow.
this was an expensive fish from a nearby pond,
going to the back gate he saw a trail of scales
leading towards Rambos garden. Sam would
have gone round and offered to pay for the fish,
but knowing the temperament of Rambos owner,
and just having paid another vet bill for
Timmys injuries he felt disinclined to do
this. Feeling guilty, Sam hurriedly cleared the
tell tale trail of scales from the path so the
fish thief would not be detected.
By day three
of Timmys thieving Sams better nature
kicked in and he prepared to confess to Gary,
Rambos owner about the missing carp. The
price of carp would be expensive, even more than
the vet bills he had paid for Timmys
injuries from Rambos bullying. Leaving his
front door he ran into Mrs Grey the owner of the
the good news, Rambos gone! shouted
the excited Mrs Grey. Remember they had
that huge pond the size of a swimming pool?
afraid to ask what happened next.
continued, The carp in the pond were
Garys pride and joy and hes lost
several over the last few days, a lot of money
they cost him, two hundred pounds I believe.
Anyway he caught Rambo with a fish flapping at
his feet. I think he said your Timmy was there at
the back gate. Gary said he knew it couldnt
be your cat because he is so stupid, so he has
sent Rambo back to his ex wifes house
evening Sam caught Timmy licking the residue of
fish scales off his paws. Timmy gave Sam one of
his best cat of little brain looks.