EPISODE 423 BILL BROOKS RETIRED TWO MONTHS AGO…NOW BUSIER THAN EVER…WITH CATS
“Bill, how is retirement?”
“I will never know.”
“Marjorie and I drove into Bill Brooks machinery yard while he was rubbing the feral Tom Cat that
keeps the yard full of kittens and limits the possibility that a mouse could survive.”
“Alan, that kitten is so cute…maybe Woody would like a companion.”
“What kitten…no kittens here.”
“Keep looking…they see you but do not know if they can trust you yet.”
“Bill, now that you are retired maybe you can get this old blacksmiths forge back
in running order. Just a Little job.”
“Funny thing , that’s what everybody says. Look around at all the little jobs
that have landed here at my workshop…tractors, front ned loaders, road graders…
“Put our little job at the bottom of the list.” Deep down I knew he would not do that.
“The cats live under and inside the machines…their home…feral cats that
knew enough to stay clear of visitors. That’s why the coyotes never get them.
Take a look at the one I could get near enough to snap.”
“Alan, look at the big one nuzzling Bill Brooks…that’s the male. Not many
of those around any more…Tom Cats…love Bill but thinks we are intruders.”
“I wonder who dropped off this machine for repairs…sort of like poor old Humpty Dumpty.
“Only Bill Brooks could make sense of this beauty.”