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Dorian brought a maus into the haus!

My first reaction was, "Ohdearohdearohdear."

I had some delay saving it. It was wee, smaller than my little finger. It was totally alive, if terrified out of its mind. I had to chase Dorian and the mouse all over the house, while finding appropriate implements. When I carried it out, I went, "Hopefully, you are not dead. If you are dead, I will have to give you a funeral."

I have given many rodents funerals. Virtually all died of human-related causes, not cats.

The mouse was let go along the back fence. It had to catch its breath, then tried to make it for a crevice. There were two prominent tooth marks on its back, where Dorian carried it around like a cat plush toy. I think those will heal though. Now, hopefully, I haven't caused some kind of mouse infestation. But it is fruit and flower season. Mice have a right to seek out yummy foods.

Dorian was so happy. He caught a maus! It moved itself! I had massive conflicts of interest. I like my cat, but it's a mouse! A small, cute mouse! I gave Dorian lots of tuna. I think he's mollified, though he keeps returning to the study to check, just in case the mouse ran off again.

I may also need to periodically check the yard, just in case the mouse was more injured than I thought, and Dorian is smarter than I usually think.

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ladyeuthanasia
Apr. 10th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)

Good kitty! :) Sorta. Yeah, I know.

My cats love their fuzzy mice. Saphron crams one in her mouth and marches around the house, howling with triumph.

She prefers to do this while we're watching movies.

I can only imagine what she'd do with a live beastie.
vampyrichamster
Apr. 11th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I had this double take when Dorian sat down behind me and dropped a mouse on the floor. I think my real thought, "Wait, that's not a moth..." I'm not sure I entirely believed it even after I switched on the light to get a better look. It was so small and soft. If I didn't have Dorian, it might even have gotten adopted. :)
markfinn
Apr. 11th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
Spring loaded mouse-bootie prototype version 0.0.1a Deployed.
Result : partial success.
vampyrichamster
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Well, if it looks too much like a real floppy little mouse that one wishes to adopt rather than wear, it may cause unseemly reactions among the humans.
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