A little later light.
They did eventually climb down, get covered in their day skins and do my dishes. At least my 'The Him' did as 'The Her' has not been able to for some time. I enjoyed my food and decided to wander through to their sitting place where I found they had a visitor. It was a large, very round longlegs wearing the skin of some of those biting animals that we sometimes see by the river, mink they call themselves. In order to show that I am still able to entice Longlegs to want me I jumped up on her lap. She uttered a short scream and dropped warm liquid all over her skin.
“Oh heavens” she said “ a cat. How I dislike them and I have a terrible allergy to them atishoo, atishoo, aaaaatishoo!”
“Oscar get down” said my 'The Him' brushing me off her knee obviously scared that I was going to charm her and leave with her. Such jealousy, not that I blame him of course, I'm such a catch.
But the large Longlegs bustled out of the clearway alone.
A little bored I decided to take a walk through the village and see that all was well. I got to the Fursty Ferret expecting to be given a morsel but as the Longlegs saw me they slammed the small clearways to the foodplace closed and did the same to the large clearway leaving me outside. It was most odd, they must be busy or something. I strolled to the various houses and cottages expecting a grand welcome but got nothing. Even at the house where Thomas II lives, they moved his dish before sending him out to me. Thomas greeted me and I asked him whether the Longlegs were treating him well. He assured me they are. By now all this exercise was making me hungry but it looked as though all clearways were closed to me today. I had no choice but to wander home and sample the beef from my dish. Mmmm beef, and in the food room I know there is chicken waiting in a dish for me. I think I'll stay and not bother looking for a new home, after all I owe these Longlegs something for their service after all this time.
I shall be kind and keep them though I might have to resort to getting my 'The Him' out of his sleeping place a bit earlier. After all, they can't go on taking liberties with me can they?
Dear Sir Oscar,
My deepest appologies for the delay, I was attending a conference in Me-Ow. Here is the ancient haiku that fits your interesting story today:
home sweet home; perhaps
a superior should stay
where good food is served