Post # 1
So, I figured I could get some empathetic ears (eyes?) on here…so thank you in advance.
I was getting ready this morning, when I heard my cat being noisy in the living room. Usually this means she’s playing with a toy and wants attention. So I went out there, only to find a mouse in our living room. I know they exist in our apartment, though I’ve never seen them around. And, scarier (for me) even, is seeing my cat playing with it.
Now, she’s the sweetest cat but really, not the swiftist, or so I thought…she’s the type to let a bug fly away and then meow after it’s gone, seeking it out. But, somehow this mouse seems to not have escaped.
So, now I’m in my room, supposed to have left about 5 minutes ago for work….but my fiance doesn’t appreciate the being woken up-ness and my overly girl-ness and squeeling about a mouse in our living room. And, he’s more on our cat’s side, than my side of poor mouse.
Okay, well now I have to somehow rush out there and not be freaked out. Wish me luck! And thanks for letting me share about my silly girliness so early in the morning.
Post # 3
I hope you made it out unscathed! If your cat is anything like mine, she’ll play with it until the mouse gets bored and buggers off. Hopefully your FI was able to take care of business!
When we travel to DH’s parents’ house, we usually stay for quite a while because its far away so we travel with all our furbabies. A few years ago while visiting, sleeping like a log more specifically, our cat jumped up onto the bed. I reached out to pet her and felt something plunk onto my chest, scratch the he!! out of me, then scurry off. I screamed bloody murder and nearly gave DH a heart attack. Once he came to, we were frantically trying to evacuate the bed etc. In the meantime our cat found the mouse again… I ran downstairs and the cat followed WITH mouse. She was apparently pretty proud and NEEDED me to have this little gift, except she wouldn’t kill it. She’d play with it, we’d run to a different area of the house, and she would follow. Ugh. Long story short, I talked DH out of squishing it with a hockey stick and instead opted for a toss out the door with a lacrosse stick. It still gives me the heebies
Post # 4
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Oh man, this totally happened to me in my old house. Only we were going to bed at the time it happened. I didn’t care about the mouse’s life, but I was totally freaked out by the thought it might escape the cat and be loose in my house! We didn’t know we had mice at all though, so it was a shock all around.
I hope you made it out of the house okay!
Post # 5
Ugh. I feel sorry for you! My cat was infamous for bringing mice into my room to play with. I woke up one night with it in my bed! The poor things would just squeal and I would try my best to capture them to throw outside. They probably ended up dying of a heart attack. My cat never, ever bit or killed them.
Post # 8
Thank you all. Such nicer sympathy than Brad gave me. Though I did appreciate his comment of, “let her have her fun, she’s living her dream right now (having caught a mouse.”
And I’m sorry for all of you whose mouse experiences were so much more intense…mouse in a bed…that sounds more than I’d ever want to handle. I think they’re fine in cages, and cute even. On your bed, or even worse, on your face…not so nice.
I did make it out successfully, and am now at work. My strategy of not looking in her direction seemed to work. Though it was sad because she was meowing at me as I walked out, as if to say look what I did. Can we play with it now?
Post # 9
ahhhh well glad your cat wanted to play with its new friend.. my dog let a mouse go off a sticky trap! i hate mice and will scream bloody murder.. lol till DH takes care of the situation