Jul 8th 2010 - A bad time to be a mouse

by Kate

Well I guess all cat owners realize that cats will naturally kill things regardless of the fact if they are hungry or not.

This week has been a bit of a test for me though. Both cats Shelley and Byron have been having lots of fun hunting and catching anything that moves in our garden. So far this week i have had a dead blackbird, several dead mice and a live frog kindly brought into the house by Shelley.

I was alone in the house when Shelley proudly waked in with the frog in his mouth and the legs of the frog dangling from his lips, what a site. he dropped it and i quickly covered it with a ceramic pot as I didn't want chewed frog around the house. I am a coward so left the frog there until my partner came home, 5 hours later. To matt's surprise though the frog was absolutely fine and was released into the garden to survive another day.

The strangest thing we have been given by the cast this week is cherry pips. we are finding a little pie of cherry pips outside our back door in the morning. we are assuming our cats are doing it, unless we have a very tidy squirrel somewhere too.

As the summer goes on i am sure the number of dead things our cats bring to us will increase. we will have to get used to it, after all they are only doing what comes naturally.

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