Brother and Sister Cat

November 20, 2016

Brother and Sister Cat

Dad’s parents had seven children and two cats - a scruffy orange tabby brother and a beautiful calico sister.

Dad’s father and his friends sat around drinking one day, discussing how great the female was - always catching mice - and how lazy the male cat was.  During the conversation, the male cat slipped outside.  

He returned several times, each time with a fresh dead mouse.  He lined them up in a row in front of the group.




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