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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 is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The chicken clucked and 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 is a mousetrap in the house! There is 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 is a mousetrap in the house! There is 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 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.






One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend


This is in my achieves and had so many hits this week, I thought it was a good time to bring it back. Watch out for traps and don’t be a chicken, pig or cow. Remember the mouse. 


15 responses »

  1. What a great story and a lesson for us all to remember. Have a good day.
    Hugs Terry

  2. You have been officially adopted as my sister this day.  God placed this in your heart to share, and it has been a most timely post.  Thank you.

  3. so very true have a great day hugs ed

  4. great story and with a great lesson. have a wonderful day. hugs.

  5. Amen.  Good story!

  6. How very sweet you are to remind of us the things in life that really matter, each other.  I love the story and it\’s message.  Have a wonderful day.

  7. Lizzie-Beth4Him

    What a great lesson… be ready to help if there is a legitimate need… and that we humans do need one another and WHEN we are willing to work together it makes things better for everyone.  I really like the watch out for traps part too!  I missed reading that the first time I went over this.  The pictures are so adorable too.

  8. Hi Wendy:
    Wow…this is great, Hun.  I ask for everyone to go on my journey with me and I come over here and see that you are encouraging people to do just that.  How ironic and how wonderful!!
    I love the pictures of little dog.  He\’s such a cutie.  He\’s the spitting image of a dog that I had way back in my early twenties.  Her name was Wednesday and she was part Daschund and part Cocker Spaniel.  Cute combination.
    Thank you for being my friend..I\’m very lucky.


  10. Love this post Rose and a very good reminder we all need from time to time.

  11. Excellent!  A great example of all of us and our very real unity.  This was a great way to illustrate it.
    By the way, having lived in FL so thing I do NOT remember with fondness is the sand fleas. 

  12. Such a CUTE post!!  Food for thought! 
    Just checking in on you!!  Chat soon!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!!

  13. Hey woman…  it is so great to have you back blogging on a regular basis … we needed your ray of sunshine back in our world… oh and thanks again for being so supportive.  I really appreciate your friendship!
    Virtual hugs!

  14. Rosebay –
    Keen working on those tan lines, loved the post and the picture is just hilarious!  🙂
    Warmly –

  15. such a good story…never heard it before…and what a great picture…lol…we all need friends like that!…


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