Have you ever played a joke on a cat? Catter-wallow would tell you its not worth your time. He is the master jokster, and your joke on him, might backfire. He's sure to have the last word.
Its the sleeping time of night. You're resting soundly until you hear a loud thud above your head. Then there's a clatter, like stones bouncing on the metal roof top. Is someone on the street tossing stones in the dark? Could a robber be trying to break in from on top? No. We hear a yeowl. Its only Catter-wallow on the prowl.
Catter-wallow is a big, grey, tom cat who lives wild in the neighborhood. He has scores of kittens who live in unlikely places. He makes himself comfortable in a boxy, open raftor of our neighbor's house. He looks like a cosy, affectionate kitty, but he won't allow you to touch him.
You have a plan. Ducky will help. He's sitting on the sink, full of water and he has a plastic straw in his mouth. When next you hear a chorus of yeowls from outdoors, you are prepared. Ducky lets a surprising spray of water escape through an open window. Cater-wallow should now be a wet and sorry cat. He slinks off to hide in his box.
In the day, Catter-wallow looks cuddly and tired. He's curled up, asleep in the sun, on the neighbor's roof. When he sees you,does he thinks of Ducky and dodge away fast to another part of the neighborhood? No. The sun is too lazy. He'll stay just where he is, slightly out of reach.
The next night, Catter-wallow is back, singing his famous song. Even Ducky can not quiet him. But Ducky has warned him. Even cat jokes must be funny to everyone. A neighborhood skunk is not amused. He lifts his tail high, and now...Catter-wallow is a smelly and sorry cat.
No one can sleep when Catter-wallow is on the prowl. And no one can sleep when Skunk has had enough noise. Even Ducky wants to come to the air conditioned bedroom to sleep odor free.
Has Catter-wallow learned his lesson now? Well, we have not heard him wallow since.