The joys of cat ownership

Poppy - This is my little cat Poppy, the mouse catcher.
October 24, 2008 4:10pm CST
My little black and white cat Poppy got a mouse last night. I saw her come running into the bedroom with something in her mouth - it was a mouse all right. Anyway, I chased her out again and went to bed, but she came back and went into the corner with it. So I was lying there listening to these crunching noises coming out of the corner of the room - yep she ate it all except for the head which I suppose that was not to her taste.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I some times wonder if they leave bits lying around as warnings to other rodents - doesn't seem to work!
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24 Oct 08
Stick the head on a minature pole maybe
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Oct 08
the roomie used to live in a peir and beam house and had serious mouse trouble, the cats killed about one a week on adverage - some times would go for a couple of weeks with no kills and then do 3 or so in a day or so. The dumb beasts still stuck their heads in the holes and got killed
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24 Oct 08
"peir and beam house" What sort of house is that?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Oct 08
OMG...I'm laughing thinking about you lying in bed listening to Poppy eating her treasure...ewwwwwwww....But least you know you have a good mouser.
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25 Oct 08
Crunch, crunch, crunch....
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Crunch crunch crunch, that's what the Mung write on their story tapestries when the tiger eats the family.
@jamesgrub (673)
• United States
24 Oct 08
its good that she caught it. my cats have caught lots of rats and birds. its good because they use to get in our trash cans really bad until we got cats. my cousin had one in her house and it was getting in her cabinets and eating brand new peanut butter and cereal and stuff. i told her to get a cat and that will take care of the whole problem. there really good at catching stuff. its great!
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24 Oct 08
Sure, I don't object to her catching the mouse, only to her eating it in my bedroom! It was raining heavily at the time as well, so she did well to catch it under those conditions I think.
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24 Oct 08
Nice! See, I have an indoor cat so I don't tend to have so much of that! However, I have a male cat that I had to get neutered today, against my will, simply because he keeps mistaking my living room carpet for a cat litter tray. Like you said, the joys of cat ownership!!! (Where would we be without them though!)
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24 Oct 08
A lot lonelier in my case..
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• United States
25 Oct 08
What a good cat, bringing the mouse into your room. When cats leave their kill in your doorway it's a symbol of how much they love you. I'm not sure what the cat psychology is when they consume a mouse in your bedroom though.
26 Oct 08
Just taking it back to base I suppose - she sleeps in a box in the corner of the bedroom. Could have been worse, it might have been one of the cats that consider my bed as home base.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
25 Oct 08
my cats never caught mice. but my current cat scared off the mice that was in my utility attic. now it is peaceful. as soon as i adopted him, the mice disappeared. they knew there now is a cat here.
25 Oct 08
That's true. Mice generally will not stay if there is a cat in the house even if the cat never catches a single mouse.. unless the mice are particularly stupid that is.
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Our cat used to bring in live mice and birs and lizards and chipmunks all the time, and let them loose in the house! I have some really neat pictures of my husband holding some of the things that Mysti would bring in. It was really funny to find all those little things running around the house.
24 Oct 08
That cat was a serious hunter!