Collected by Judy Kinslow and Alan Rennick for M.C. Parler
Story told by: Mr. Cato
Prairie Grove, Ark. December 17th, 1960
Reel 370, Item 4
The Sick Cat
"Well this guy, you know, he had a sick cat and he called the vetenary up, over the phone you know, and told him he had a sick cat down there and wanted to
know what to do fer it, and all, and this vetenary thought he said a sick calf. So he told his boys if they
take some salts and go down there and take to this guy
and give to his sick calf. So his boy went down there to help him doctor. Of course the boy didn't know what it was. He jist came down there to help doctor 'em.
So anyhow, so he took this old cat and poured these old salts all down 'im. And so that night the vetenery came in, said he called out there to see how that guys sick calf was gettin' along. He called donw there and this says, 'I thought I'd call down and see how your sick calf is gitting along.' And he says, 'Why I h'aint got no sick calf.' And he says, 'Why you called me this morning and said your calf was sick and I sent the boy down there with some salts.' 'No', he says, 'that was a sick cat.' 'Oh, a sick cat,' he says, 'well, how's he gettin' along?' He says, 'I reckon he's doin all right,' he says. 'I see him out in the field while ago'd and he had two more cats,'he said,'one of 'em is diggin' holes and the other is covering up, and he's a still huntin' more territory.'"
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