Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Mouser Heavyweight

Towser caught nearly 30,000 mice in his 24-year lifetime which earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Towser was employed by The Glenturret Distillery, the oldest Distillery in Scotland.

A statue was erected on the distillery grounds to honor Towser who passed away in 1987.

Towser's immediate successor, Amber, was not quite so successful. During her 16 year career at Glenturret she never produced a single mouse. In 2001 she almost broke her back cornering a mouse. Sadly, it escaped.

Last year the Distillery held a "Puss Idol" contest to find a successor to Towser, narrowing the contest to nine contestants.

Hannah, one of the contestants...

"Despite having one eye, she is described as very sociable and enjoys making new friends."

The Distillery conceded that no single cat was fit to fill Towsers paw boots so they chose two, Dylan and Brooke.

You can view the winners and all the contestants here.


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