At King of the House Home Inspection, when we get a good business idea, the corporate execs swing into action. The next day, after discussing the scenario, my certifried assistant inspector and I began a rigorous training program for the two feline brothers who had been relegated to pushing-paper in the office. Nutsy and I, especially with his police and military training, quickly put together a tough training regimen. To achieve this complex and taxing result of turning the office staff into ruthless hunters, it takes patience and individual training as well as teaching teamwork.
Some of that training, and I can say it is going well, is documented below. In the first photo, we have the team captain -- Tigretto Tartufo -- working solo on locating and then apprehending a mouse. He is working on his reflexes and coordination. Note that he is, not unlike those who undergo police training, working with a lifelike adversary -- a mouse decoy.
It takes more than one expert tactician to clear a city hall of mice. Therefore, teamwork is essential. Below, captured in action by the camera, is team leader Tigretto Tartufo and his brother, and cohort, Fratello Tartufo. They are ready to pounce. These two are learning that, like fishing, patience and timing is everything when seeking out the clever rodent adversary.
And, finally, we have the end product. This is what the training was all about. The two of them, working as a team, have the adversary totally under control. Should he get away from the team leader, the tactician laying on the floor will take over. That mouse is history.
That is the training program and it worked great. They are ready and enthusiastic. Now we are going to put some good keywords in this post and hope, against hope, that someone in charge in Florida will see this information and send for the boys. They are a feline swat team that is eager to get a brush with real action. They say that pushing paper gets old.
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspections