After the un-named Kitten fails to capture the woodpecker and is in the tree hole, Dodsworth at first believes that the kitten is taking what he planned for himself. So he pulls the rope back down, and a bowling ball falls on his head, with the note: 'My Mother always said, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.' [signed] The Kitten.' Right after Dodsworth read the note, he looks up and sees the un-named kitten become an artificial woodpecker. After the beak is on the kitten, the kitten and woodpecker quickly pecked on the tree a note to Dodsworth and any other, [in capital letters] 'GNATS TO CATS'.
Serves me right. Should have known better. Why, for generations none of us Dodsworths have ever stooped to physical effort to obtain his breakfast.