Tuesday, March 08, 2005

mouse in the house

Our guest, Ronald, is allergic to cats but Manon, in revenge for being shut out of her chamber, managed to deliver a very energetic mouse under his door at five o'clock this morning. "Good morning Ronald" it squeaked, but Ronald did not hear.

Aren't Cats supposed to keep the house mouse free? If so, why do ours keep bringing them in from the fields? The last one we found had escaped from the princess and electrocuted itself on the switchboard, but Julian found last night's under a wriggling sock and released it back into the wild through the dogon cat flap. One life saved.....

There has been a chorus of wailing princes serenading our princess through the night. She must have started giving off some pheromonally interesting vibe though she seemed utterly bewildered by their attentions:

"Cor what great fur" - they chorused.
"Please can I go to sleep again now with my mummy and daddy" she replied
"Not till you give us a bit...." etc

They have skulked off now to find some more totty because yesterday we gave Manon her first birth control pill. Our girl on the pill! More than my Mum would allowed me aged ten months.


Blogger Sammy said...

We had mice in my old house...living in the roof -
now where I live we get scorpions in the summer!
Which is worse... I dunno.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I think cats bring mice in because playing with them is such fun. I'm sure our indoor cats would find a real mouse to be a much better toy than those little bits of rabbit fur we toss around for them.

Oh, you and Julian are the permissive ones, aren't you? If the suitors have gone, I assume the pill must shut off her pheromones as well as her reproductive capacity... is that right?

5:56 PM  
Blogger julian said...

Hope so Kimberly, the cat-a-wailing is quite a pain

6:16 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I lived through my "teenaged" cat in heat once. The neutered male cat my roommate had seemed to know that he should be doing something; it was as if he couldn't remember quite what that was. The tomcats outside the window, on the other hand, knew exactly what they wanted.

2:57 AM  
Blogger ruth said...

sammy we have mice AND scorpions! Howzat?!
kimberly - i still go through the rituals even with severed tubes if you know what i mean...we are creatures of habit!

10:52 PM  

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