When the family assembled for Sunday dinner,
With their minds made up that they wouldn't get thinner
On Argentine joint, potatoes and greens,
And the cook would appear from behind the scenes
And say in a voice that was broken with sorrow:
'I'm afraid you must wait and have dinner tomorrow!
For the joint has gone from the oven--like that!'

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 was a case of mistaken identity. I thought he was the neighbour's cat Spider so I took him over to her. Nope wasn't Spider, but she kept him anyways. Well, he took up with a cute little barn girlcat and in three days time he was back at our house with his girlfriend. Within a month the happy couple had moved into our barn. During the winter they spend their nights in our house because they've both been banned from the lounge for scratching up the horse tack. That's OK, they come down for dinner and then snuggle into their beds here.

Well that was then. Spider now comes down to the house more and more and is working on becoming the new housecat. Reason: his girlfriend was lured away by the girl that lives above our barn. She lets Minnie in but not Spider. Now the girl has moved on and left Minnie behind, I'll keep my mouth shut about people who adandon animals who come to depend on them. So Spider is working his way in down at the house. Minnie still seems to be let into the apartment by the new tennants, but occaionally she spends the night down at the house for old times sake.  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......Spider

But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular..........Spidey Didens

Deep and inscrutable singular Name..............................Spideyman