by Janet Blue on October 25, 2022

The Bee & the Mouse

Stinky is ready and waiting for Periwinkle with the Halloween costumes their readers selected for them. He doesn’t want to be late for first part of their annual visit to Walter and the black cats in his care. Right on time, Periwinkle comes hurtling from the teleportation tunnel into Stinky’s waiting paws. After several whisker kisses, Periwinkle says, “Stinky, I am so anxious to see what costumes our readers selected for us!”

“I have them right here,” says Stinky, and he reveals the selections. “These two won paws down. Let’s get changed so we can show everybody.”


Two cartoon tabby cats, one dressed in a bee costume and one in a mouse costume with a spooky graveyard and house in the background.


“Oh, Stinky, I loved all the costumes we tried, but I think these are my favorites,” says Periwinkle.

“They are also my Mom’s favorites,” replies Stinky. “Personally, I sort of wanted to be the lion,” he adds.

“You can still be the lion for Halloween,” Periwinkle tells him. “Now that we’ve got our costumes, let’s get over to Walter’s to get his Wish List for this year,” adds Periwinkle.

Walter & Friends Greet the Tabbies

Periwinkle and Stinky jump back into the teleportation and are whisked away. With the usual whoosh, they arrive in a field near Walter’s house where he and some of his charges are waiting.


Outdoor fall scene with four black cats.


“Hi, Periwinkle & Stinky, I thought I’d meet you out here among the fall trees, as it is such a gorgeous day. A few of this year’s house inhabitants decided to come along. The kitten is Dusty. The kitty with the big gold eyes is Minnie, and the shy cat in the back is Stanley.”

Periwinkle gives Walter the jack-o-lantern she brought, and Stinky hands over the banner. Walter thanks them.

The tabbies then walk to the other three cats and give each a nose boop in way of greeting. After that Walter suggests they walk back to the house so Stinky and Periwinkle can meet some more of the cats and Walter can give them his Wish List.

The Black Cats’ House


Spooky house with eyes blinking in the windows.


“Well, Walter, it looks as if you have a full house again this year,” says Periwinkle.

“I always do. You know we have to be careful this time of year and keep all the black cats safe. I really hope when Halloween is over that I can get everyone adopted in time for the holidays. Then I get to have a rest and make any house repairs I need prior to kitten season.”

“We’re going to go meet some of the other kitties and then we will get your Wish List,” Stinky tells Walter.

Walter replies, “That sounds like a great idea. I know many of the cats are anxious to meet you. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you how cute your costumes are this year.”

“I sure hope the other cats don’t think I am a real mouse,” Periwinkle says through giggles. “Or that I am a real bee,” adds Stinky.

The kittens set off to meet all the current residents, and Walter goes to his desk in the house to finish his Wish List. It is extra long this year, and he is afraid he’s asking for too much but will give the tabbies his list nonetheless.

When the tabbies return, Walter presents them with his list as well as some homemade tuna treats. While they are snacking, Walter apologizes for the length of his list and tells Periwinkle and Stinky that he does not expect them to get everything on it.

Stinky takes the list and tucks it into his costume without looking at it. He assures Walter that he and Periwinkle will do their best to get everything.

When the tabbies finish their treats, it is time to say good-bye until next week when they return with the supplies. There are paw hugs and nose boops all around prior to Periwinkle and Stinky heading back to the teleportation tunnel.

Walter’s Wish List

When they arrive at their tunnel, Stinky pulls the Wish List from his costume. He and Periwinkle read through it.


A shopping list of food and items for cats.


“Oh my gosh,” exclaims Periwinkle. “ This is a huge list. I don’t think we will be able to bring everything by wagons as we usually do. I think I will need to ask my brofur, Raz, if we can load up his plane and fly everything here.”

“Periwinkle, that is an excellent idea. I am certain he will agree to help us.”

“As long as he doesn’t have a Cat Scouts’ trip, I agree,” says Periwinkle. Stinky hands the list to Periwinkle, and she puts it inside her costume.

“Let’s get going, Stinky, I’d like to have a little visit with the kittens before I have to head home.”

The tabbies walk into the teleportation tunnel paw-in-paw, and are back at Stinky’s house in a flash. They both take off their costumes and set off to look for the kittens.

Napping Kittens


Cartoon cat with two napping tabby kittens - one buff colored and one black


As usual, Audrey and Raleigh are found napping. Audrey opens her eyes briefly, but Raleigh continues to sleep. Periwinkle watches them for a while and then gives them gentle pets on the head before leaving them to continue their nap.

As she and Stinky had stuffed themselves with Walter’s homemade tuna treats, the tabbies decide to skip their usual snack and just hang out with the other Kitties Blue on the catio.

Finally it is time for Periwinkle to head home. She and Stinky share oodles of whisker kisses and paw hugs. With a wave Periwinkle enters her tunnel and is gone in a whoosh.

Stinky returns to the catio for a nice long nap.

The End

Stinky and Periwinkle are participating in the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen J Pilch October 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm

That was a great date. I love your costumes I hope Walter gets everything on that list. XO
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Brian Frum October 25, 2022 at 6:59 pm

That was such a fun visit you two had and we hope all those items get crossed off of that list!
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meowmeowmans October 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

Those were definitely the costumes we liked the best for you two. 🙂

We have our paws and fingers crossed that Walter gets everything on his wish list!
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Sandee October 25, 2022 at 2:10 pm

You two are as cute as can be. Well done.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to your moms. ♥
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Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania October 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm

You 2 look so cute! Hope Walter will get everything he needs for his cats! Happy Halloween!


da tabbies o trout towne October 25, 2022 at 1:27 pm

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heer with internetz….we N joyed knot onlee thiz add venturez but yur
coz toomz az well….wavez two ewe walter N crew, itz grate two see ewe again
and we troo lee hope ewe get everee thing on yur wizh list…..timez 104 bazillion
everee one bee happee and safe N healthee🐟❤️


Periwinkle October 25, 2022 at 12:16 pm

Stinky, I really enjoyed visiting Walter and I hope we can get most of the things on his wishlist.

Our fans chose great costumes for us. You make an adorable bee!!!

Love and whisker kisses,
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Cecilia Cofield Upchurch October 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh such fun from start to finish. I love they costumes.
Periwinkle and Stinky you two and your editors need to consider turning your adventures in to a book. I’d surely buy it
Audrey and Raleigh are precious
Hugs cecilia
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Lucy and Xena October 25, 2022 at 5:47 am

You both look so adorable in your costumes! Sending woofs for all the black kitties and hoping they get enough of everything they need. And blessings to Mr. Walter!
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Teddy October 25, 2022 at 4:51 am

Purrrfect costumes for you two! Walter sure has a BIG wish list but I think there are a whole lot of kitties who would write that SAME kind of list if asked to. HAHA You two sure had a fun Halloween adventure but in the end, snuggling up for a snooze like Audrey and Raleigh looks like a good idea to me!!

Hugs, Teddy
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Loulou October 25, 2022 at 3:52 am

Oh, what amazingly beautiful black kitties…lovely photo, and what a list! WOW. I wish I could eat some of those things, as I used to before having a special diet….sigh…


Leah October 25, 2022 at 1:36 am

Cute costumes for Stinky and Periwinkle! Keeping the black kitties safe is on my mind now, too. We hope Walter gets everything on his wish list!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs October 25, 2022 at 12:43 am

O wow, what sweet costumes you had on, not scary or spooky at all!

We hope all the things on Walter’s list will be fulfilled.
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Mango and Mom October 25, 2022 at 12:08 am

Periwinkle and Stinky, we voted for the exact costumes you wore!! We loves you two!!


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