FREIGHTER TAILS: the Misadventuresof Mzzkiti
by Gibbs & Redfern
Technical Specifications:
SRM (Squeaky Rubber Mouse) Mark VII
ITEM: SRM (Squeaky Rubber Mousie) Mark VII


MANUFACTURER: Hurtz Mountain Products, Terra

PURPOSE: To provide “hours of fun and enjoyment” for Moggian SPF personnel

HISTORY: Ever since the first Moggian joined the Space Protectorate Force, it has been recognized that the unique psychology of that species can occasionally cause problems, especially during long spaceflights. When struck with boredom, Moggians have been known to exhibit such bizarre behavior as: staring at the same spot on the wall for hours on end, as if in a trance; studiously picking apart upholstery with their claws; sleeping 23 hours a day; and (worst of all) hiding behind doors and pouncing on their crewmates. Other symptoms seem to afflict only the males. These activities having been deemed counter-productive and harmful to morale, it was necessary for the SPF Psychology Department to develop a suitable distraction. Out of more than a thousand objects tested, only the SRM Mark VII was shown to hold a Moggian’s attention for more than a few minutes at a time. Along with a fur-brush, a claw-file and a package of hairball remedy, the SRM Mark VII is now part of the basic equipment package issued to all Moggian personnel.

WARNING! SPF commanding officers are cautioned NEVER to attempt to separate a Moggian from his or her SRM Mark VII. To do so can be extremely hazardous. 

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