cat ~n~ mouse

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  1. Wrennie

    Wrennie In Flower

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    I wake up monday morning with just 1 cat sitting on me. Hmm, I wonder where the other 3 are. They're usually the ones sleeping on me in the morning.
    So, I come down and all 3 are intently staring at the wood pile next to the wood stove. Turns out they were doing the same when BF got up at 4:30. We get home from work, and they are still hunting around the pile. Now they've broken off into shifts. We didn't see or hear anything, but the cats obviously did.
    About 9:30 last night I'm sitting watching tv, and ...zip... ...zip... ...zip... 1 little gray mouse being chased by 2 gray cats.
    Now 3 of my cats are not the greatest hunters. They'll catch a mouse and then play hacky sack with it for quite a while. No mouse torturing on my watch cats. So I run into the kitchen and grab a small metal bowl to trap the little vermin in.
    The doorway to my office has a curtain for a door. I ran in there since thats where the cat mouse parade ran, and the little guy is about 4 1/2 feet up the curtain. Which actually made him easier to catch than if he ran under something. I scooped him up, repeated stayinthebowl, stayinthebowl, stayinthebowl, as i went for the front door to evict him. I didnt want him running up my arm thanks. And out the door he went.
    I woke with 4 cats around me tuesday morning. Guess he didn't have any friends with him.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have a mental picture of you and the cats chasing that little mouse Wrennie and I can't help laughing!!! :D :D Seems as though everybody had a great workout!! Thanks for sharing your story with us. :stew1:
     
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    Hehehehe, should get a dobie like ours...he just sits and stares at the mice zipping across the floor during late-night movie time. Very vicious. =P
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Too funny Wrennie! I'd probably try to get it outside too rather than let my cat catch it. But I would have freaked out if it had crawled up my arm!!
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What a great story Wrennie. So glad he stayed in the bowl too until you got him outside.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    :D I'm picturing the scene. You're a good mouse catcher, well done.
     
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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    You are very good with word pictures! Thanks for the laugh!
     
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    Primsong Young Pine

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    What a great write-up, love it!
     
  10. Wrennie

    Wrennie In Flower

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!
     
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    I could just see the whole scene going on as I read your cat n mouse chase. :)
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I like Eileen had this mental picture of you tring to keep that mouse in the bowl.I had a great laugh .I'm sorry as
    I might be cruel but that mouse will come back sooooo I would not have turn it outside .I would have whacked it a good one .
     
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    It seems as if you are a better hunter.
    I can just picture the whole hunting business here and cannot help but laugh :D

    I do not have cats - just one that visits every now and then, and my dogs will be too nosey and will probably want to smell and lick, and whatever they do with new potential friends, when they encounter a mouse.
     
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    Wrennie In Flower

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    Usually I don't see the same one twice once they learn there are 4 cats {and a looney lady with a bowl} living inside. This one was gray, we'll see if the next one is too....
     

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