Author: MiscMusings PM
A homeless man and his cat have a plan to make moneyRated: Fiction K+ - English - Humor - Words: 361 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11-04-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3071382
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There was once an old cat called Herman
His old master kept him, for he exterminated all the vermin.
One day a lady came by
She said to Herman, "You are as sweet as Pie!"
Now, the old man was poor,
and he was willing to sell his cat
For he didn't have anything to stuff into his jaw.
The woman offered him a hundred dollars,
She said he needed some new coat collars.
Old Herman was now so fearful,
For although his life wasn't cheerful,
He could go wherever he pleased,
And it looked like this woman wanted to give him a squeeze,
To hug him and squish him all day long.
He couldn't take it any longer.
He let out a mournful song.
"Please let me stay
Where there's disorder and dismay
Where there's calamity and caution,
Where you get very small portions
For I'd rather be with my old master,
for I love him so,
Then staying with you
It would be an awful disaster!"
But, of course, the humans couldn't understand.
He thought he'd soon be at the lady's house
Probably wearing a pink band around his neck
watching the birds peck
at the seed at the ground
flying to freedom whenever they feel.
"But, at least," Herman thought
"I'll have a decent meal."
But to his surprise and excitement
His master said with a smile
"No, thank you, Ma'am, but I have an idea."
And sat down on the pile
Of old towels that was his bed,
shooed the lady,
and turned to Herman instead.
"Well,old pal. I have an idea to make money," he said.
"I'll hire you out to catch vermin.
I'll charge a fee
of thirty three.
We'll soon be rich, Herman!"
So it went.
The old man came out of retirement
and opened a business
With a sign that said, "Herman's:
He'll exterminate all your vermin!"
Herman and his master could soon afford a house,
And as they cuddled up to sleep at night,
Herman thought, "All because of a mouse!"