What’s a three letter word for “rat trap”?

Cat. This is our barn cat, Marbles. She takes care of the mice and rats for us. She’s so feral that this is the first picture we’ve ever gotten of her- with a trail camera! Turns out that, in addition to being an incredibly effective pest deterrent, she’s pretty cute. We got her from an organization called, “Friends of Ferals.” I highly recommend them, especially for pest problems. (We had rats eat all of the wires out of a car last winter.) Rats, we found, are usually too smart for traps, but cats are smarter. If you get feral cats, they already enjoy hunting. 

Shoshanah Marohn
Shoshanah Lee Marohn is a writer and illustrator whose books include the recent children's book, "Murgatroyd Buttercups," the almost-best-selling "Birds in Beards Coloring Book," and the notorious "Avoiding Sex with Frenchmen."


  1. That is the most adorable killer I’ve ever seen.

    My little cat killed a candy wrapper yesterday, but then she got exhausted and had to take an 18 hour nap.

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