A Mouse tail-or the taming of the shrew

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This morning
I found a mouse
Next to my house
On the doorstep.
Now that i have
this mouse
The neighbor’s  cat
had left,
I feel the field
Might be not safe,
Or am i projecting
My fears unto a mouse?
Injured
By a cat
Left
Just like that
But can i change its fate?

 

P.S. 

It seems this is a SHREW

Shrews[1]
Temporal range: Middle Eocene–Recent
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Southern short-tailed shrew.jpg
A southern short-tailed shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae

 

Then i began to think of moles and with moles i began to think of 

“The wind in the willows” by Kenneth Grahame, the anthropomorphised  animal characters in pastural England.

At the start of the book, it is spring time: the weather is fine, and good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, heading up to take in the air. He ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Ratty (a water rat), who at this time of year spends all his days in, on and close by the river. Rat takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. They get along well and spend many more days boating, with Rat teaching Mole the ways of the river.

one summer day shortly thereafter, Rat and Mole find themselves near the grand Toad Hall and pay a visit to Toad. Toad is rich (having inherited wealth from his father): jovial, friendly and kind-hearted but aimless and conceited, he regularly becomes obsessed with current fads, only to abandon them as quickly as he took them up. Having only recently given up boating, Toad’s current craze is his horse-drawn caravan. In fact, he is about to go on a trip, and persuades the reluctant Rat and willing Mole to join him. The following day (after Toad has already tired of the realities of camp life and sleeps-in to avoid chores), a passing motorcar scares the horse, causing the caravan to overturn into a ditch. Rat does a war dance and threatens to have the law on the motorcar drivers while Mole calms the horse, but this marks the immediate end of Toad’s craze for caravan travel, to be replaced with an obsession for motorcars. When the three animals get to the nearest town, they have Toad go to the police station to make a complaint against the vandals and their motorcar and thence to a blacksmith to retrieve and mend the caravan. Toad – in thrall to the experience of his encounter – refuses. Rat and Mole find an inn from where Mr. Toad’s horse is taken care of and they organise the necessary steps and, exhausted, return home by train. Meanwhile, Toad makes no effort to help, instead deciding to order himself a motorcar.

 

 

About seagullsea

a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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