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    A Mouse In The House

    My cat Joey has been spending a lot of time down in the basement lately. He would sit on the basement stairway
    just staring into the basement floor area. I went down there a couple of times but never saw anything unusual.Yesterday
    evening Joey ran into the dining room and sat in the middle of the floor & released something from his mouth.

    It ran so fast under the couch, I could barely get a good look at it & thought it might be a big bug or spider. Since then
    it has relocated to my kitchen and it's now in a heating register near the stove. Joey stands guard every night & day waiting
    for it to come out. I'm heading to the hardware store tomorrow to pick up mousetraps. What a kitty I have.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    At least he is on the job! That mouse is likely already regretting his choice of cold-weather domicile!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Joey, Ya gotta KILL those things, us hoomins are not well-equipped to catch them!!

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    My Terrance Jeffrey spend a lot of time in the cellar, as he and Scrapster are not friendly at all.
    He is death on mice, and he is a ex stray and he is like Tabby greased lighting, and there is no Mighty Mouse to save the day.
    Poor little Mice, but they do chew the wiring!!!
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    Isn't it nice to have a mouse alarm? My mouse alarm was my kitty Taz. I always knew when we had "visitors" because he would stand guard in the kitchen staring at the cabinets.
    My two felines now aren't as diligent in the mouse field.
    Jax, however, will get any bug he sees, even if I don't see them.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!

    I've been Boo'd!!!

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    Yay, Joey caught the mouse last night. He is a very patient little hunter. He came racing into the dining room & headed for
    the living room when Maggie & Smokey joined the chase. They were so excited by the new game and they made such a racket, joey
    released the mouse again & it ran under the couch. Geeze. I had it all planned out. Joey gets the mouse, I pick up Joey & set him
    outside where he will then release the critter. I got hold of joey's back leg but couldn't hold on because I thought I might hurt him.

    I don't want to hurt the mouse (or Joey), just want it out of the house. Back to the drawing board.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    When Casey was a kitten at my parents' house, he caught a mouse in their basement. Granted, it had been in a trap but was still alive when he caught it.



    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    Yay, Joey caught the mouse last night. He is a very patient little hunter. He came racing into the dining room & headed for
    the living room when Maggie & Smokey joined the chase. They were so excited by the new game and they made such a racket, joey
    released the mouse again & it ran under the couch. Geeze. I had it all planned out. Joey gets the mouse, I pick up Joey & set him
    outside where he will then release the critter. I got hold of joey's back leg but couldn't hold on because I thought I might hurt him.

    I don't want to hurt the mouse (or Joey), just want it out of the house. Back to the drawing board.
    He must like to play with his food. Or the mouse is a new toy, a live toy! Keep trying, Joey!
    Anne
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    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    He must like to play with his food. Or the mouse is a new toy, a live toy! Keep trying, Joey!

    Yes it's true, Joey thinks this is all a game & he's gotten bored with it. He would much rather play the laser light game.
    Well, I bought the traps and if I don't smash my fingers off first, I'll set them today.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    Next time you see the mouse, how about opening a nearby door so the mouse has a chance to escape.
    Randi



    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    Yay, Joey caught the mouse last night. He is a very patient little hunter. He came racing into the dining room & headed for
    the living room when Maggie & Smokey joined the chase. They were so excited by the new game and they made such a racket, joey
    released the mouse again & it ran under the couch. Geeze. I had it all planned out. Joey gets the mouse, I pick up Joey & set him
    outside where he will then release the critter. I got hold of joey's back leg but couldn't hold on because I thought I might hurt him.

    I don't want to hurt the mouse (or Joey), just want it out of the house. Back to the drawing board.
    Lizbud, I'm laughing to myself at the picture of the mouse, Joey, Maggie and Smokey Keep trying, Joey!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    Lizbud, I'm laughing to myself at the picture of the mouse, Joey, Maggie and Smokey Keep trying, Joey!

    Joey is doing more loafing than waiting in wait for the critter. He doesn't stay awake & alert till about 9PM. He's a part-time mouser.
    I had to smile at Maggie's efforts to help with the chase the other night. She was positively beaming with excitement at the inside chase. It was
    almost as exciting as chasing a squirrel.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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    Who needs TV, right? Ho have your own suspense show/sitcom right there in real life!
    I've Been Frosted

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    I'll send Jake to ya! He caught a mouse in the yard yesterday.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey
    HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN!!!
    I'VE BEEN BOO'D!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    Next time you see the mouse, how about opening a nearby door so the mouse has a chance to escape.

    Randi,

    Oh how I wish it could be that easy, but it isn't. So far between Joey & the traps, we've sent five mice to heaven.
    I really have no stomach for this and I wonder why mice came in this year & I never had any when other cats were here.
    (never saw any mice, alive or dead before.)
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
    Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, circa 1841

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