Monday, November 28, 2022

Betsy's Gift

I usually don't post things like this. If you know cats, you know that this moment is to be cherished. But this may be offensive to you. Be warned and leave now. 

As I walked into the bedroom last night, I saw the dead mouse. I dread these times. Many times these occurrences require a change of sheets. I was relieved to see that this would not require that. The mouse was simply dead and not mutilated. I have a very old and ratty quilt on top of all the beautiful bed clothes because of dead mice, mice parts, Lucy's mud, and her occasional trash pickings. This mouse was opposite my side of the king sized bed. This would quickly be resolved.

Betsy and her mouse.

As I prepared to remove the mouse, Betsy jumped on the bed and lay down near her mouse. She began to purr and softly patted the mouse. I praised her and petted her and she rolled over in bliss.

Ages ago, I scolded a cat for a mouse in bed and that cat completely stopped mousing. I'll never do that again. Lucy can discern ideas about where trash and dead mice should go, but a cat can't seem to. 

I took the mouse out of Betsy's sight, flushed it down the toilet, and we all went to bed very happy. I was honored that Betsy gave me her first gift.

PS Meanwhile, Nelly was downstairs trashing the new cat toy area: see photo a day in the side bar.

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  1. It's what they do. It's natural for them to catch and kill mice.

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  2. That is indeed a cherished gift, such a sweetie girls.

  3. I would love my cat to do that cleaning up the pests in the house

  4. Betsy is a very good mouser. You just might as well be proud of the fact that she did a good job and she was happy with the results.

  5. We often get such gifts. I am surprised you'd flush it! Mind you, we are on a septic system.

    1. The septic system decomposes the mouse. I checked because I was concerned. I'm more concerned about it clogging the toilet; especially this big one! But I did check. I can't toss them out the door because then Lucy will eat it. Or it will attract other animals close to the house. Thank you for visiting!

  6. How sweet of Betsy to gift you the mouse! 🐀
    Hugs and blessings, Andree!

  7. Awww she's so happy with her fresh moussie purrize! Cats were born with that instinct and they just love to toss them around. Luckily the Food Daddy only stepped on one once. MOL.

  8. She certainly does love you.

    You might wasn't to rethink flushing them, won't they stop up the toilet?


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