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Re: It's better to feed one cat than many mice

Posted by David FG on October 30, 2007

In Reply to: Re: It's better to feed one cat than many mice posted by RRC on October 29, 2007

: : "It's better to feed one cat than many mice." ---Norwegian Proverb

: : Please explain the meaning.

: The mice referred to are not pet mice but pest mice. It is worth having a pet cat to avoid a rodent infestation.

Yes, it means, I think, that it is sometimes necessary to make some small expenditure (on keeping a cat) in order to avoid a much larger one (dealing with a plague of mice) in the future.

DFG