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BELLING THE CAT

Saturday, February 09, 2013

LONG AGO, THE MICE HELP A GENERAL COUNCIL TO CONSIDER WHAT MEASURES THEY COULD TAKE TO OUTWIT THEIR COMMON ENEMY, THE CAT. SOME SAID THIS, AND SOME SAID THAT; BUT AT LAST A YOUNG MOUSE GOT UP AND SAID HE HAD A PROPOSAL TO MAKE, WHICH HE THOUGH WOULD MEET THE CASE.

"YOU WILL ALL AGREE," SAID HE, "THAT OUR CHIEF DANGER CONSISTS IN THE SLY AND TREACHEROUS MANNER IN WHICH THE ENEMY APPROACHES US. NOW, IF WE COULD RECEIVE SOME SIGNAL OF HER APPROACH, WE COULD EASILY ESCAPE FROM HER. I VENTURE THEREFORE, TO PROPOSE THAT A SMALL BELL BE PROCURED, AND ATTACHED BY A RIBBON ROUND THE NECK OF THE CAT. BY THIS MEANS WE COULD ALWAYS KNOW WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT, AND COULD EASILY RETIRE WHILE SHE WAS IN the NEIGHBORHOOD."

THIS PROPOSAL MET WITH GENERAL APPLAUSE, UNTIL AN OLD MOUSE GOT UP AND SAID, "THAT IS ALL VERY WELL, BUT WHO IS TO BELL THE CAT?"

THE MICE LOOKED AT ONE ANOTHER AND NOBODY SPOKE. THEN THE OLD MOUSE SAID, "IT IS EASY TO PROPOSE IMPOSSIBLE REMEDIES."
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How true this is, we all have to have a means for a proposal.
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GRANNY2B2 2/17/2013 8:50PM

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CEEMAY 2/10/2013 3:04PM

    The temptation to set impossible goals is not easy to avoid!

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CANADIANGIRL15 2/10/2013 8:52AM

    Enjoyed this lesson! Thanks!

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SANDRALEET 2/10/2013 7:48AM

    So true today to.

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JOANIE69 2/10/2013 7:45AM

    emoticon Even our ferocious Jack Russel would not volunteer to bell that cat! emoticon The lesson is a good one...we all have the solution but wouldn't want to be the one to apply it most times. emoticon

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TATTER3 2/10/2013 7:15AM

    We're trying to bell that cat at work!!!

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SUSANBEAMON 2/10/2013 12:58AM

  sounds like something our politicians should hear.

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FLEMIDG 2/10/2013 12:10AM

    Thanks for sharing. This is so true.

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WALLAHALLA 2/9/2013 10:19PM

    So true. People are always coming up with great "theories" on how to fix the educational system, but absolutely no realistic way to put them into practice.

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TEALHAWK 2/9/2013 10:16PM

  Thank you

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