If the area window was found ajar
And the basement looked like a field of war,
If a tile or two came loose on the roof,
Which presently ceased to be waterproof,
If the drawers were pulled out from the bedroom chest
And you couldn't find one of your winter vests,
Or after supper one of the girls
Suddenly missed her Woolworth pearls:

Then the family would say: 'It's that horrible cat!
It was Mungojerrie--or Rumpelteazer!'--And most of the time they left it at that.


Spider and Minnie came as a package deal.  Spider brought Minnie over from the next door barn.  The two of them took up residence as happy barn cats in our barn.  Then in the winter of 2016 the cold was unbearable and Minnie, with Spider moved into our house.  I guess they are older than the other barn cats and it was just getting a little too cold for them.  They have since changed status and become full fledged house cats.

First of all, there's the name that the family use daily......Minnie

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular..........Miss Minnie

Deep and inscrutable singular Name..............................Little Girl