Outside Kitty not only has a basket filled with cat toys, but he also has a
|This pathetic collection of toys does not amuse me, human slave.|
He has obviously learned that if he has one of these "moving meat" cat toys, I will come and take it away from him. He wouldn't let me get close enough to him so that I could grab the still very much alive mouse out of his mouth. Every time I got down on the floor and reached for him, he'd give a little muffled growl through his furry-rodent-filled maw. So finally I just sat down with him in the kitchen hoping that he would drop the mouse and give me the opportunity to smash it with my boot. Well, he did drop it. And walked away, letting the mouse run under the dishwasher or the refrigerator, I lost track of it after frantically trying to chase it on all fours and hurling a boot at it.
Later that night, I was awakened by his "Play with MEEE" meowing and a crazed shuffling around the bedroom floor, under the bed, into the bathroom and then out into the kitchen....then back into the bedroom for more crazed-cat-toenails-on-the-laminate flooring before I realized that, shit, he probably had the mouse. I rolled my sluggish and still-melatonin-medicated self out of bed and found him in the living room with the moving meat toy (i.e. half-paralyzed but still very much alive mouse). Again, he was not going to give up his plaything so I sat on the floor with Susan and Evil Kitty and the three of us watched him play with the poor, half-dead rodent and hoped that he would eventually bore of it and walk away. Which he did not.
|OMG, Outside Kitty looks immense in this pic.|
I went back to bed, but couldn't fall asleep because I was waiting for the sound of the cat yacking up the chewed and slobbery remains of the mouse on the rug. Which, luckily, did not happen. Or at least I'm saying that it did not happen as I have yet to stumble upon any chunky-mouse-bits cat vomit. I may still find it in the corner of the laundry room or flip it out of the pile of blankets on the bench or have my mother stumble upon it while cleaning underneath the bed.
I'll let you know when it turns up.