Sunday, November 04, 2018

A Millie and the Mouse Story

It's been kinda quiet here at chez Millie during the day. Most of October was grey and rainy. Today it's sunny, so I've decided to nap in my kitty condo in the studio.

 Mom wanted me pose, but seriously?

I have a great story to tell you, but there aren't any pictures. Remember I said Mom hired some "pest" guys to keep the mice out of the house? Well it kinda works, but some still manage to get inside under the kitchen sink. Mom set up a trap and we have caught a couple, but the other night Mom was watching TV and I was napping nearby when we heard the trap go off.

Now I am no dummy. (I mean, I'm a CAT!) I went running to the cabinet, and got the door open. There was lots of rattling, and it turned out the mouse had got a foot caught. I pulled it out, trap and all and ran into the other room. Mom followed. I put the mouse down, and he got away. I merely went over and picked him up again. Mom got a little bit worked up. I tried to tell her everything was OK, but the mouse got loose and ran behind the desk.

Mom got really pissed and she yelled at me! Can you imagine? She told me it was bad enough she could hear some mice under the kitchen sink, but now she had one running loose in the house and she was ANGRY! She went on and on and I just let it go in one ear and out the other because, Hell-Oh! I'm a CAT!

She went to bed, but not before reminding me to Do Your Job! (Dunno where she got THAT from.)


The next morning she got up and got my food dish and refilled it, and as she walked toward the Office where my food tray lives, she looked over and saw the little mouse I had deaded overnight.

I have to give it to her. She looked right at me and apologized!


She said she was sorry for yelling at me and she would never doubt me again.

I just looked at her.

However, I have been a good share of treats every day.



Poppy Q said...

Good on you miss M. We hear that you need to see if you can find the gaps they get through and fill it with steel wool to stop them.

Megan said...

Disappointing to think that your mom ever doubted you Millie. Every cat knows that you don't dead mousies immediately. You get to play with them for a while first. Silly mom!

Sydney, Australia

Dorothy said...

"Job" well done :-)

Summer at said...

That was quite an adventure, Millie! We had rats for a while... and I would find them, but then I would expect my human to catch them! I'm just a lousy hunter, I guess.

Susan R said...

Great story Millie. My Mom picks up the crickets I find (I hold my paw on them for her) and she puts them outside. What?? She won't let me dead them because she said it's good luck to find them inside. Geesh. Anyway I really enjoyed your adventure; I've missed you.

Sadie from Palm Desert, CA

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Moms just don't have the patience that we cats do! Glad you deaded it for her!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

She was right to apologize!

Just Ducky said...

Derby used to want to play with the mousies first, then dead them. Mum would tell him to do his job and he did. He would leave them in the middle of the living room floor for her.

Since mum got the dungeon walls fixed, no more mousies in the house! That makes mum happy and I don't have to work hard.

Mickey's Musings said...

Our resident mouser Julie is proud of you :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ