Yesterday afternoon one of our cats brought us a mouse. I’m not sure if she brought it in, or if she caught it in the house. She didn’t harm it in any way, however she did let it go once she shared her find with us. The mouse scampered off, to be captured by cat #2. This cat proceeded to hold the mouse in her paws and groom it. Then she too let it go. At this point, the poor mouse was cowering under a stool in the bathroom. I caught the mouse and let it go outside. What is wrong with this picture?!
Honestly, I can’t remember the last time the cats actually hurt a mouse. Every time they bring them to us, they are completely unharmed. I have relocated several mice in the last few months. However, the cats seem to have no problem bringing us other “gifts.” (Gifts I would prefer not to receive, I might add.) One of the reasons we originally got the cats a couple years ago is because we had a mouse problem. They did catch a few back then, we caught a few…and the problem seemed to go away, until very recently.
A few days ago, we found a mouse in the house. It eluded 2 cats, 1 dog, and 2 adults. I’m hoping the mouse I relocated yesterday was the one from the other day. That mouse crawled under the built in fridge to hide and my husband pulled the whole thing out. The mouse still managed to escape.
On a good note, we cleaned out behind and under the fridge and vacuumed the dust from the vents. I guess I can thank the mouse for a little cleaning motivation!