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8 min readJan 5, 2023

The Great Cat Council Part 3: Deputy Whiskers’ Wool Ball Adventure

Once upon a time, Deputy Whiskers had a brilliant idea. He wanted to build a machine that would create wool balls for all his feline friends.

As he gathered all the necessary materials and began building, Whiskers encountered some setbacks. First, he accidentally dropped a screw and it rolled under the couch, never to be seen again.

“Oh no!” he cried. “This is not a good start.”

Next, when he plugged in his homemade wood cutting machine, it immediately short-circuited, sending sparks flying everywhere.

Professor Furball, who had been watching from afar, exclaimed, “What the fur?! Are you trying to burn down the entire cat kingdom?”

Despite these minor mishaps, Whiskers was determined to succeed. However, things only seemed to get worse when the machine spewed out a giant puff of smoke, causing Whiskers to sneeze and nearly fall off his chair.

“Wool balls, you say?” meowed Professor Furball, raising a skeptical eyebrow. “Are you sure that’s a good idea?”

“Oh, it’ll be paw-esome!” replied Deputy Whiskers confidently. “Just watch me work my magic.”

Then, a bolt came loose and ricocheted off the wall, narrowly missing Whiskers’ tail.

“I can do this,” he said resolutely, wiping sweat from his brow. But Professor Furball, who had been watching the entire time, shook his head. “I think it’s time to take a break, Whiskers. You’ve been at this for hours now.”

Whiskers hesitated, but he knew Furball was right. He had been working nonstop, and his head was starting to spin with all the technicalities of building a machine. “Alright,” he sighed, gathering up his tools. “I’ll take a break, but only for little while. I can’t give up on this now!”

As he walked away from the workshop, Whiskers felt a pang of frustration. He had always been the adventurous one, the one who never gave up on his dreams. But this project seemed almost impossible.

Deputy Whiskers trudged back to the council room, feeling drained and defeated. He had spent hours working on his wool ball machine, and despite his determination, he had made little progress. As he walked through the door, he was greeted by the sight of…