What does it mean when my cat catches a mouse and brings it to me

@sodapop (977)
United States
May 5, 2007 4:38am CST
Our cat is an indoor cat, but we live out in the country and get alot of field mice in our house. Our cat will catch it and everytime bring it to me. There are 4 other's in this house, but the cat will hunt me down and give it to me and me only. What does this mean? This is the first cat we have owned.
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• Japan
5 May 07
Your cat is in love....LOL!
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
5 May 07
does this mean the cat only loves me in our family?
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• Japan
5 May 07
They do bring gifts like that to other cats, most often a mate.Your cat thinks you're special.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 May 07
It's nice to know that at least my cat thinks I'm special...LOL
@Mickie30 (2633)
8 May 07
Awww that is sweet this shows the cat loves you and is bringing you a gift. I know it isn't very nice to see the cat with a mouse in it's mouth. Our cat brought us a bumble bee and a ball bearing case from my husbands bike, lol! Some cats do not bring gifts in, but then there are others who do. Your cat is obviously one that does.
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• Canada
8 May 07
My cat is an indoor and outdoor cat and he was always doing this when I was in College. Since I was the only person living with him he would always leave it somewhere I would find if I was not home at the time. Once he left it in the middle of my bed on the comforter, that was not nice for me anyway. Another time I opened my front door, this was late at night, and stepped into the house and I heard and felt the squish and crunch, I was really grosed out. He had left it just inside the door for me and I stepped on it. It was pretty disgusting. I asked some of my family and friends about it and they said that it is a cats way of trying to help provide for the family. To your cat you would be considered head of the household. You are the dominant "cat" in the home. It is the way that your cat is showing you love and respect.
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
9 May 07
ok, there is nothing worse than stepping on one...that just might give me nightmares tonight!
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• United States
5 May 07
It means your cat considers you family and considers your home her home. The cat is in essence bring food back to the den. Try not to scold the cat when she does this. I know it's creepy, but the cat doesn't think so. Here's another idea. Keep your cat indoors. She'll live a lot longer.
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
6 May 07
She is an indoor cat. And I have special cat treats I give her when she brings me a "present". Then I dispose of it when she is enjoying her treat...all the while I just want to scream my head off...LOL...but I don't because I do want her to keep catching the mice.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
6 May 07
They do that as a sign of submission to you as the master of the house and as love because they respect you and love you. They don't think it is gross lol! My ex mother in laws dobermans did the same thing to her, except she lived out in the country and they would bring much larger gifts like possums and squirrels to her feet. LOL
@sodapop (977)
• United States
6 May 07
Oh my...I can barely handle the mice, I think I would scream if it was a possum or squirrels...LOL
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
11 May 07
LOL, me too! Thanks for the best response rating. It is truly appreciated! Sometimes I find animals show of respect and love a little weird and frightening hahaha!
@sodapop (977)
• United States
12 May 07
Your welcome, I just like it when you said that I was the master of the house. I must inform my husband that I am master of this house...LOL.
@shun14 (59)
• Philippines
5 May 07
i'm jealous my cat will never do that but he brings me my slippers everytime i got home.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
15 May 07
Now I am the jealous one! my cat never brings me nothing but mouses which I am glad she caught but totally not my thing. Now my dog might bring me my slippers after it probably destroyed them or slobbered all over them.lol
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
9 May 07
I think your cat is trying to make you proud. It is their instinct to hunt and kill... your cat wants you to know that he/she carries their weight. You instead of anyone else???? Must be more concerned with pleasing you.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
9 May 07
It is a she...her name is Sodapop, my daughter named her. She does sleep with me and follows me around the house. I think you are so right, she is more concerned with pleasing me. You must know cats very well. I'm still learning.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
6 May 07
LOL....yes all the others are right. She considers you part of the family and offers you the catch first and she wants you to be proud of her. How sweet.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
6 May 07
It's not real sweet when you are sound asleep and my cat presents it to me on my head...LOL...had nightmares for 2 nights...LOL..I would much rather train her to get me a piece of cake instead of a mouse...LOL
• United States
5 May 07
I've see that before, in fact my neighbors cat does the same thing... She would find a mouse outside & leave it in front of the door... I read about this- the cat feels obligated to give his/her owner a gift by killing another animal such a mouse... It may seem weird to us but its pretty normal for them
@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 May 07
It seems very weird to me, but my husband thinks it's really funny because he knows how I am scared of mice. Now she is starting to try to get the June bugs on the outside of the window screen.