Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a tiny little mouse. He lived in a tiny little mouse hole in a tiny little patch of grass alongside a tiny little river.
But the tiny little mouse was sad.
The tiny little mouse was sad because he was poor and hungry and he had no friends. You see, the riverside is dominated by the rat community. And though we generally don't care enough to spot the difference, the mean old rats are very touchy about the company they keep.
So the mean old rats never made friends with our tiny little mouse. And that's why, the tiny little mouse was sad.
Oh. Yes. And he was madly in love one of the mean old rats. Its funny how pretty rats can be so mean sometimes, but she never even gave our mouse a second look, and that broke the tiny little heart of our tiny little mouse.
The tiny little mouse thought and he thought. He racked his tiny little brain. There had to be a solution to his problems. But nothing!
Until one day, suddenly, out of the blue...
A huge ginger tomcat with huge sharp claws gulped our tiny little mouse away!
And then they all lived happily ever after.
Moral: Mice are tastier than rats.