Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Flat" Cauli Captures a Friend's Heart

I am not--repeat--NOT going to catch that rattermeece that came out of the hole in the floor in the Library's Grand Hall.  Minions, make with the capturing.  Wait--That's a job for "Flat" Cauli, who needs to redeem herself anyway after that cow-tipping episode.

"Flat" Cauli, cow-tipper
(Click images to bigify)

Okay, "Flat" Cauli.  Here's the plan.  You'll hide near the hole in the floor and wait for the rattermeece to either climb out of, or (if s/he's already out somewhere) to return to, it.  Then--BOOM!--you spring for the capture. Piece of tuna-in-oil, I'd wager.

Something's different about that hole

Let's take a closer look-see, shall we?

That hole's been plugged

Well, that plug will keep the rattermeece from exiting the hole, if s/he's still inside it in the Library basement.  What if the rattermeece is upstairs somewhere?  Take cover!  I'll be hiding in the Indiana Roving Reporter Room.

Shhhhhhh!  The rattermeece is looking
for a way past the plug

Okay, "Flat" Cauli, you know what to do.

Great capture, "Flat" Cauli

"Flat" Cauli has "bagged" herself a rattermeece!  Great work!  Now we need to release the rattermeece into the wild.  Let's transfer him/her to a box.  Don't forget the air-holes.

Careful, or the rattermeece will escape!

Looks like the rattermeece is fascinated by "Flat" Cauli's smile

What's this?!?

Nose-touching between felines (or even felines and other critters) is a universal sign of affection and mutual respect.  What about the predator/prey relationship, "Flat" Cauli?  You can't be good buds with a rattermeece.

Rattermeece and "Flat" Cauli working together
at the MPL Circulation Desk

Apparently, you can.

You know what this means, of course?  We'll have to give this rattermeece a "Cauli" name.  I think Technigal already has a name picked out, however. Let's use that.

Technigal, Make It So,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library Critters News Beat

P.S.  "One Brown Mouse," by Jethro Tull, appeared on the LP Heavy Horses (1978).  Who is in that cage, indeed?


  1. Flat Cauli obviously welcomes all patrons into the library. What a good employee she is! She deserves a raise!

  2. Technigal calls the rattermeece "Rattikins." Hmmmmmmm ... Guess I can live with that.


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