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A guest post with Marshmellow

 Editor’s note: Good morning dear friends. This is a guest post by my dear friend Marshmellow, The cat who travels. Marshmellow lives on the boat Mojito. Her typist Patricia blogs at Mojioto and me.


Photo credit, Marshmellow

Photo credit: Marshmellow. In Cagliari, Sardinia

A Game of Cat and Mouse – Teaching Kittens New Tricks –
Stories from Abroad – as told by Marshmallow, the Cat Who Travels

My name is Marshmallow, and don’t you dare laugh at my name. I was rescued like my friend Pooh.

When my human mother died I decided to travel the world, writing about my adventures. I like laying in the sun with a cocktail—milk, with a dash of cream, shaken, not stirred—and a good book.

Currently I’m reading the Emperor Series by Conn Iggulden. It’s a story of the life of Julius Caesar and very good too. I’m in Rome at the moment and it helps to know the history of the places you plan on visiting. Did you know that Julius Caesar married Cleopatra in Egypt and that cats were seen as gods and that they had their own temples where humans looked after them? That sounds like the kind of life I can get used to.

Oh, I forgot, we have a life like that. Silly me.

Traveling allows me to meet many cats, all with stories to tell. Which brings me to these kittens and their mother, I met in Cagliari, Sardinia.

Strolling down the sidewalk, on a lazy sunny afternoon, I saw them. Sitting on a box, the mother and her two kittens and believe it or not, mice. White and black mice climbing all over them, playing with their whiskers, annoying them endlessly.

I could see the mother cat wished she could take a swipe at them. I felt sorry for her, trying her best to ignore them. The kittens, however enjoyed their little play mates crawling all over them.

The human man with them wanted a few pieces of silver from me for taking photographs. I paid and padded up close, dropping on my haunches, I peered intently at the mice.

Do you know, they were really pretty, with tiny feet and twitching noses, beady black yes and smiling faces. Their coats shiny, they were obviously well looked after by the weird human. The kittens and their mother likewise well-groomed.

Next time I might think twice about eating a mouse.  They make good slaves and can keep a cat amused for hours…then you can eat them.

Photo credit -Marshmellow

Photo credit: Marshmellow

What do you think about having a mouse or two as pets?

About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    I so enjoyed your guest post. My mom read it to me 3xs.
    I have guest post. This week. Tomorrow actually Freja will spotlight her hedge hog.
    Marshmellow, My mom loves your moms blog. She reads it to me all the time.
    I love hearing about your travels. I travel a lot too. I like to play with mice too.
    You both bring your mice friends and come over and play.
    I’ll show you my ball.

    • Dear Edelweiss,
      I love dogs, my best friend was Abby, a white shephard, she died earlier this year from old age. I miss her, the two pekinese dogs won’t play with me.
      Thank you, we can play ball, sometime, I’d like that.
      ps I’m glad you like my secretary’s blog, tell you mom she also says thank you.

      • La McCoy

        Dear Marshmellow,
        I am German Sheppard. My family was all born white.
        I am so glad you like me.
        My mom loves to sail. She shows me your secretary’s pictures.
        I blog at
        Do you have a blog?
        I am so happy you like to play ball.
        Pooh, are you coming over to play ball?

        • Marshmellow

          Yes Edelweiss, I do have a blog, very new and under construction. Next week I will have all the details. My secretary is in transit and to South Africa.

  • kathunsworth

    Wow, what a great and strange find! I wonder how the owner trained the cats to NOT eat their strange bedfellows? Marshmellow thanks for a wonderful story and to Pooh for sharing your space.

    • Dear Kath, pleased to meet you.
      You must be a very cool human if you are friends with Pooh and his secretary Pamela. Because only cool people write to cats, did you know that?
      Do you have cats. I hope so. I never asked the human about the mice, he speaks Sard, an Italian dialect only spoken in Sardinia.
      Thank you reading my first story. Pooh said I can post a good story now and again about cats I meet on my travels around the world.

  • My dearest Marshmellow,

    Thank you for much for sharing your adventures with us.

    All the best,
    Love Pooh

    • Dear Pooh, I’m glad you like my first story. It was fun dictating it to my quirky secretary. You know all those ‘blond’ jokes. They are true, and there should be ‘purple’ jokes as well, because my secretary cannot work out how to post replies under my name…maybe your secretary can find a way?
      Thank you for sharing your blog space with me. You are a very kind cat and your secretary is kind too. No you are awesome.