Saturday, November 07, 2009
The Story of Pavlov and Moose
I bring you the story of young Ensign Pavlov and her benefactor Moose. Pavlov always wanted to be an airship captain. She never had the money to go to the air force academy to learn how to fly. Frustrated as she watched her human counterparts flying the friendly skies, Pavlov gave up her quest to fly... That was until she met the devious pirate cat Moose. At first, being a pirate seemed immoral to innocent Pavlov but her undying love for rawhides, squeaky toys and cheese led her astray.
Being a pirate was a quick and easy way to get all she desired. She could sneak in the trash without retribution. The squirrels in the front yard were now fair game. Nothing was beyond her reach. As she learned the pirating way from mastermind Moose, she went on to conquer the no couch rule, the no begging rule and yes... even the no barking at strangers rule.
Leaving a trail of destroyed chew toys in her wake, the once innocent Pavlov had nothing else to conquer... Or did she? Her cat pirate mentor, Captain Moose the Grumpy stood in her way. She took to attacking him without warning. There was nothing Moose could do. She was in fact bigger than he was. She drove him from scratching the furniture and clawing his masters. The once powerful pirate cat was reduced to hiding atop appliances and dressers. While Pavlov clearly won the battle Moose plots to this day of how to regain his lost power. Today they live in an uneasy peace, always testing the other's boundaries. Who knows who will win, Captian Moose the Grumpy or Ensign Pavlov.
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