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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 19 May 2018, 00:43

The answer was clear. Get him to Chedcombe. How could that be achieved? They decided to consult Seagull, Bertie’s favourite mount.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Kismet » 19 May 2018, 00:50

Seagull thought.

'Someone needs to be poorly,' he decided. 'The master usually comes to visit the sick and make them well. Or put them out of their misery.'
'Major Bigglesworth' said Von Stalhein coldly, 'there are times when I seriously wonder if you were created by the devil just to annoy me.'
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 19 May 2018, 00:55

This rang a bell in the hounds minds. One of the cats had had to be taken to the vets and didn’t return. Could this have been the cause of the cats behaviour?
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Postby StoneRoad » 19 May 2018, 10:02

Anyway, Seagull decided, I think I can pretend to have Colic. That should get him here quickly.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 19 May 2018, 10:44

One of the hounds was appointed as lookout. From their kennels they could see when the stablehands were approaching. Three short yaps would indicate that Seagull should start his performance.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 20 May 2018, 00:33

The other animals thought Seagull was a bit melodramatic, but the stablehands looked concerned and a a phone call was placed to Mount Street.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby tiffinata » 20 May 2018, 01:45

The stablehand came back. Lord Lissie would be there as fast as his Jaguar could get him there.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 07:57

Tibbles listened to Bertie telling the other humans that he would have to go away. He wondered if there would be cats at this place called Chedcombe and how they could be told to carry on the mission.
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 11:40

The local cats had been well-briefed by the Cat Council (Cold Case Crimes Committee). They immediately contacted the Chapter of local foxes.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 18:31

Unfortunately, the local foxes had had to go to ground. It wouldn't be until the end of the day that they would be in contact.
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 18:43

They left a message with the local badgers, who shared a sett with the leader of the foxes then returned to position themselves in good vantage points in the stable yard for Bertie's return.
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Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 18:52

The hound on look out soon spotted this. Word went round. An emergency meeting was convened.
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 18:55

But the hounds couldn't reach them on the roofs of the buildings. They would have to protect Bertie by staying close to him.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 19:03

But they were in their kennels. This really wasn't a satisfactory state of affairs.
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 22:59

They worked it out. When the kennel man came to feed them, they would have to rush him so they could get out. Then they would be free to protect Bertie.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 23:02

They discussed ways of getting even with the cats.
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 23:06

'We could chase them some more,' suggested Bowser.
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Postby StoneRoad » 20 May 2018, 23:20

Buster, the quieter one, piped up "We need to find out why the cats are hating on the Master, first"
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 23:24

"We need a prisoner," Toby said thoughtfully. "One who will spill the beans."
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 23:37

'How do we catch a cat?' Randolph asked. 'We've never managed before to get our teeth into one.'
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Postby Fairblue » 20 May 2018, 23:41

"Cunning," Toby responded. "Which is the dopiest of the lot?"
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Postby Kismet » 20 May 2018, 23:57

The dogs thought about this. All the cats were rather terrifyingly competent, they thought. Was there a dopy one?
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 21 May 2018, 00:19

"Marmaduke," Buster suddenly yapped.
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Postby StoneRoad » 21 May 2018, 08:19

"I know, lets propose a race or a competition or something- us against the cats" Nipper suggested
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 21 May 2018, 09:08

"How would that help?"
"The cats always beat us."
"They're conniving, cheating animals."

Nipper held up his paw. "We don't need to win.we just need to see who is the slowest and dopiest."
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 May 2018, 11:36

The dogs all nodded thoughtfully. This made sense.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Kismet » 21 May 2018, 11:59

'Marmaduke,' Buster yapped again. The dogs thought about Marmaduke. Marmaduke had somehow been imprinted by a duck rather than another cat and had some rather peculiar behaviours as a result.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby StoneRoad » 21 May 2018, 12:14

He actually liked swimming, for one thing.
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Kismet » 21 May 2018, 12:18

'Marmaduke,' all the dogs barked, 'Marmaduke. Come here.'
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Re: The Chatty Cat.

Postby Fairblue » 21 May 2018, 12:24

Marmaduke twitches his ears and raised his head. He yawned, stretched and fell off the fence post he'd been sleeping on top of.
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