One day as he peered out of his whole he saw the farmer and his wife open a package. The mouse was aghast when he saw that it contained a mouse trap!
The mouse ran into the farmyard screaming “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”
The chicken raised here head and replied “Mr. Mouse, I can see why this is of concern to you – but it’s of no consequence to me. It’s not my problem and I can’t be bothered by it.”
The mouse ran to the pig and screeched “There is a mousetrap in the house.”
“I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse,” sympathized the pig, “but there is nothing I can do about it but pray; be assured that you are in my prayers.” And the pig went back to eating.
The mouse than pleaded with the cow, “There’s a mousetrap in the house.”
The cow let out a long Mooooo and said “A mousetrap huh, I’m in no danger. I understand your concern and suggest you try to stay clear of it.”
The mouse crawled back to his crack in the wall feeling rejected and all alone.
That night the mouse was awakened by a loud sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. Delighted the farmers wife rushed to see what was caught. As it was dark she could not see that it was a venomous snake that got its tail caught in the trap.
The snake bit the farmers wife whom was rushed to the hospital. She returned home with a high fever.
So the farmer took his hatchet out to the barnyard for the main ingredient in some fresh chicken soup for his wife in hope that she would get well.
The farmers wife continued to get sicker. Family and friends gathered at the farmhouse to sit with her as she needed round the clock attention. In order to feed them the farmer butchered the pig.
Sadly the farmers wife died. So many people came to her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered in order to provide food for all of them to eat.
Just think if the chicken, the pig or the cow took the mousse problem more seriously and tried to help him, all of their lives might have been spared.
When you see an injustice or someone facing a problem, don’t turn your back on them. It may concern you more than you think it does.
We are all in the journey of life. We should keep an eye out for one another and be willing to encourage and support one another.
Note: I got this in an email the other day. I did some research and could not find a definitive owner, so I am guessing the author is unknown. If this is your work – please let me know and I will give you credit.