Friday, October 23, 2009

Real Life Version of, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Well, Sort Of Anyway

Have any of you read the book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly?

It's a cute story about a woman who swallowed a fly and thought she'd die, so she swallowed a spider to catch the fly. A bird to catch the spider . . . . You get the idea. Well, my friend Peter came home from work the other day and found a mountain lion at the base of the tree in his front yard.

Here is where the book similarity comes in--but without the swallowing part.

The mountain lion was trying to get a bobcat who had climbed partway up the tree. Peter's eyes about bugged out of his head. Then he noticed the bobcat was trying to get his house cat who had climbed to the very top of the tree. There was more eye bugging.

I can hear the little thing meowing piteously, can't you? (The cat, not Peter.)

Peter somehow (the details here are vague) chased away both the mountain lion and the bobcat, rescued poor "Fluffy" (names have been changed to protect the innocent) and retired into his house.

A few hours later "Fluffy" sat washing herself by the window when the evil mountain lion returned, charged the window, and is now officially stalking "Fluffy".

So, in the tradition of, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly what comes next? A bear to chase the mountain lion? Peter, with a gun, to chase the bear? A game warden to chase Peter? And what was "Fluffy" after in the tree? Maybe "Fluffy" isn't so innocent after all.


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