June 6, 2013

#BedtimeStory with a Shoe

Once Upon A Time...
A dastardly man named Rhottbottam fooled an elderly woman into giving him her pet rabbit, Bun Bun, by telling her a sob story about how he had a rabbit named Bun Bun when he was a boy who was his only friend. But all the while he was thinking... Yum! Braised rabbit would make a fine supper.

Lying in a sun puddle by his mistress's foot was Leo The Great, known among the local cats as @DaPussyKing because he had great leadership skills -- and also because he had impregnated most of the unspayed females in the county. 

Anyway! Leo was not only Great! He was also intelligent and saw past Rhottbottam's lies. His mistress loved that bunny, and would cry herself to sleep for many nights, something Leo wanted to avoid since it would keep him awake. He also noticed the condition of Rhottbottam's shoes, and was struck with a brilliant idea.

Some years before Leo's master went to heaven, but his mistress could never bear to part with her husband's belongings. After raiding the closet, Leo found the right pair of shoes. He also found a silly pink bunny costume left over from an Easter visit by his mistress's granddaughter. He put on the bunny costume and the shoes, then quickly ran after Rhottbottam.

Finding the man a ways down the road carrying Bun Bun in a cage, Leo quickly ran ahead, and took off his left shoe. After placing it on the side of the road, he hid behind a tree and waited.

When Rhottbottam came along and saw the shoe, he picked it up. "Wow. This is a good shoe! I need shoes, but I don't need just one shoe, so I won't take it."

When Leo saw that Rhottbottam was a ways down the road, he put on the left shoe, then quickly ran ahead where he took off the right shoe and put it on the road.

When Rhottbottam came upon the right shoe, he picked it up. "This is the right shoe to the left shoe I found earlier. I'll go back and grab it, and then I'll have two good new shoes."

He started to walk back, carrying the cage, then stopped. "This is getting heavy. I know! I will leave it behind this tree, along with the shoe."

Rhottbottam then ran back down the road to find the first shoe, but it was gone. He looked and looked, but could not find it anywhere.

Meanwhile, Leo the Great put on both shoes. 

He then slipped out of the pink bunny suit, crammed it inside the cage, and threw Bun Bun over his shoulder to return to his mistress.

When Rhottbottam finally returned, he discovered the right shoe gone. Then he saw the limp rabbit fur inside the cage. "Some beast ate my rabbit meat," he cried. "What a fool I am!" 
 And he was right.

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I chose this photo cuz I look extra-intelligent...instead of crabby or bored or constipated.

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This month I will publish my very own monthly mewsletter called ‘kick the litter’. It will be fun-packed with stuff about my private life, my career as a mews to my author mom, and stories from my past adventures in Kentucky and Pensacola. It also might have stuff about rescuing and raccoons since my mom likes to channel her inner Elly Mae and has a whole bunch of critters camping in our yard.

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  1. lololol, very funny don't mess with me...

  2. great Story and a great hero in Leo!

  3. Thank goodneses for that brave kitty! woo woo!


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