Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, lived a cat named Daisy. Daisy was an indoor cat, so she preferred the cold Colorado winters to the blazing hot summers.
Her family really needed to get air conditioning, but never mind that. Daisy also knew what her purpose in the house was: to chase away mice. And, one chilly evening, Daisy saw a mouse.
She slinked over quietly, careful not to startle the mouse. The, just before she intended to pounce the mouse came up to her, looked her straight in the eyes, and said, "Hi.”
Daisy was surprised. It made her jump, and she scampered off. She'd been spooked by a mouse? Nonsense. She convinced herself she had just imagined it. But no.
The next day, she woke up with a tired yawn. The humans were already gone off to school, so the house was quiet. Then she heard a voice. "Oh, good," it said. "You're awake.”
Daisy slowly turned to face the little mouse that had come up to her yesterday. "What are you doing?!" She hissed. "Mice are supposed to run away when they see me, not stand there and chat!”
The mouse looked around, as if to make sure nobody was listening. "I need to discuss an important matter with you," said the mouse.
"My name is Gerald, and you've scared off quite a few of my friends. They convinced the clan to move next door, but we'll need to pass through here to get there." "Okaaaaaay," Daisy said warily.
"So, what do I have to do with this?" Gerald looked around once more, then explained. "We needs you to let us pass," he said.
"If you let us through, you will never see a mouse from my clan again. So, when's a good time?" Daisy thought about it. "Alright," she said. "Tomorrow at noon will be fine.”
"So deal?" Gerald asked. "Deal," agreed Daisy. The next day, the mice moved out, and everyone lived happily ever after. THE END