Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Should we support Israel going after terrorists? Just ask a mouse.

Mouse Story ...
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

"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.


Ezzie said...


(This was excellent - did you write this, or did you find it somewhere?)

cruisin-mom said...

Ezzie: I liked it too...someone sent it in an email.

PsychoToddler said...

Great analogy.

Ezer K'negdo said...

Once again, you so ROCK. I'm linking it.

torontopearl said...

I've read this before, but it's worth sharing. Thanks.

cruisin-mom said...

P.T.: I thought so too.

E.K. thanks for the link on your blog. And thanks for thinking I ROCK!!! :)

T.P. I thought so too!

wanderer said...

Please forward to Vladimir Putin, Jacques Chirac, the EU, King Abdullah, Hosni Mubarak, the Saudis, etc., etc., etc.

But then again, they all read Cruisin' Mom anyway...

Rebecca said...

wow. I love it! What a great analogy.

Head over heel said...

Very good, makes you think!!!

cruisin-mom said...

Wanderer: good to hear from you! Oh, of course, all international leaders are turning to Cruisin-mom for political strategy and advice!

Rebecca: yes, thanks!

HOH: I agree, a simple little story, but really does make you think.

Sweettooth120 said...

What a great fable. Something for all of us to think about.

cruisin-mom said...

S.t.: I thought so...thanks.

Ben Ami said...

enjoyed and agreed. except that israel isnt the only mouse that muslim terrorists don't like. the world trade centers were filled with all kinds of mice. sometimes the real challenge is admitting that the trap is being set directly for you.

cruisin-mom said...

Ben Ami: welcome, and thanks for your comment...so true.

Wishing I was a said...

crusin-mom, that's a similar story I shared with my boys when they were younger about the Holocaust! Wise, wise words!