Sunday, November 8, 2009

Beware Cats Bearing Gifts

I have the most loving cat on the planet. She loves to snuggle, and gives sweet little kitty kisses and brings gifts. And who doesn't love gifts? Anybody who's ever had a generous cat, that's who!

It's getting colder here, and when it's cold the poor little field mice start coveting the warm interior of the house - or, at least, the sheltered area on the porch. The cat found one of those little mice on the porch and she brought it inside. To share. While it was still alive. You know where this is going, don't you?

Yep, she let the mouse go. In the house. There's a live field mouse running around in here. Yay. Now I have to find some chihuahua-proof mousetraps. Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

This has happened to me twice in the last few weeks. One mouse was no trouble to catch. The other however stood on his back legs and shook his angry fists at me!!!!! I thought I would never catch him to take him back out. I was worn completely out! Best wishes!

Heidi D said...

She needs to keep her toys outside!

I grew up next to a big field, so mice in our house in the winter was a common occurrence. Our cats got a few, but they thought of it more as recreation than utilitarian.

Hope you get it...hope it's the only one. :)

Daisy said...

Oh dear. Terri, I hope you will forgive me, but I had to laugh at your sad tale. Maybe your cat will catch him again in the house. I hope you can catch the critter and get him back outside.

I can remember when I was a kid, sometimes mice would get in the walls or ceiling of our house. Sometimes they would die in there. I tell you, that was one horrible smell that I'll never forget! HA HA HA! :D

Goat Creek Grandma said...

We have had similar issues here except our kitties are indoor kitties. Miss Ellie is our mouser and has a bad habit of leaving decapitated offerings for me. Not the most fun thing to see first thing in the morning. Since we have been here at the new house, we have yet to see one but I know they are here... just lurking....

Seems to me that they make a new trap that is totally enclosed so the pup shouldn't be able to get into it. They have been advertising them on tv lately.

Good luck mouse hunting!


Susie said...

Oh no she didn't?!?!? A mouse is now running in the house? Hope you find it soon.

DayPhoto said...

Sammy our cat is a great protector of our property. And one of the other things he does is bring mice to Monkey Cat (who HATES to go outside and get her fur mussed.

He meows with his mouth full of mouse until she goes out of the house to claim her prize!

Gotta love those cats!

Thistledew Farm said...

I believe you may have hit on an idea for an olympic sport!

Can you tell me why the word verification is butflat....yeah right!

The Quirk Shop said...

My cat caught a tiny mouse that had somehow found its way into our home. She ran proudly back and forth up and down the hallway with it in her mouth, as if to prove her hunting prowess!

Love you site, fellow Tennessean! Keep up the great work.