The mouse lesson

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Redfeathers, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Just got this in an email and thought it was worth sharing.



    Subject: The Mouse Lesson



    A mouse looked through the crack
    In the wall to see the farmer and
    His wife open a package.

    What food might this contain?
    The mouse wondered - - -
    He was devastated to discover

    It was a mousetrap.

    Retreating to the farmyard,
    The mouse proclaimed the warning
    There’s a mousetrap in the house!
    There’s a mousetrap in the house!"

    The chicken clucked, scratched,

    Raised her head and said,

    "Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern
    To you, but it is of no consequence
    To me. I cannot be bothered by it."

    The mouse turned to the pig and told him,

    "There’s a mousetrap in the house!

    There’s a mousetrap in the house!"

    The pig sympathized, but said, I am
    So very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there
    Is nothing I can do about it but pray.
    Be assured you are in my prayers."



    The mouse turned to the cow and said

    "There’s a mousetrap in the house!

    There’s a mousetrap in the house!"
    The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse, I'm

    Sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."

    So, the mouse returned to the house,

    Head down, feeling alone and dejected,
    To face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

    That very night a sound was heard

    Throughout the house -- like the sound

    Of a mousetrap catching its prey.

    The farmer's wife rushed to see
    What was caught. In the darkness,
    She did not see it was a venomous
    Snake whose tail the trap had caught.

    The snake bit the farmer's wife.

    The farmer rushed her to the hospital

    And she returned home with a fever.

    Everyone knows you treat a fever
    With fresh chicken soup, so the
    Farmer took his hatchet to the
    Farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

    But his wife's sickness continued,
    So friends and neighbors came to
    Sit with her around the clock.
    To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

    The farmer's wife did not get well;
    She died.


    So many people came for her funeral,
    The farmer had the cow slaughtered to
    Provide enough meat for all of them.

    The mouse looked upon it all from
    His crack in the wall with great sadness.

    So, the next time you hear someone
    Is facing a problem and think it
    Doesn't concern you, Remember ----

    When one of us is threatened,
    We are all at risk.
    We are all involved in this journey called life.

    We must keep an eye out
    For one another and make an extra
    Effort to encourage one another.


    YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEND THIS

    TO ANYONE WHO HAS EVER

    HELPED YOU OUT AND LET THEM

    KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.

    REMEMBER. .

    EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD

    IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY;
    OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER

    FOR A REASON.

    One of the best things to hold
    Onto in this world is a FRIEND
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I've heard this one before. It never hurts to hear it again. [​IMG]
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    MIL always says:

    Besides family can you name one person that is truly your friend?
    Someone who will be there for you day or night for whatever reason.

    If you can honestly answer yes to this, then you are truly blessed!

    Everyone should ask themself this question.

    Honestly, I don't think I could answer yes to this.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2008
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Great post. Thank you. [​IMG]
     

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