Cartoonist Andrew Weldon’s memories of his childhood pet stay with him, even long after it’s gone.

For Andrew Weldon, Mousetrap the cat was a larger than life character, deserving of love and affection—and then a wide berth once his killer instincts emerged. Mousetrap’s story grows bloody and murderous and ends in tragedy—or does it?

mousetrapThis story was originally published in When We Were Young, by Penguin Australia 2007.

Story and Artwork: Andrew Weldon
Sound: Timothy Nicastri
Music: Nathaniel Braddock / Laurence Pike
Music Mix: Mark Don
Animation: Benjamin Zaugg

Producers: Gabriel Clark / Que Minh Luu

Producer for RN: Jesse Cox

Titles: Matt Taylor, The Explainers