Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mouse On My Toe


Went to give lunch to a litter of Bisou's half siblings yesterday, while their owner took a well-deserved break.  On the kitchen counter were copious instructions, and also a note saying that Zen, the cat, had released a live field mouse in the house earlier that day.

Following instructions, I carried the four puppies one by one to their outdoor pen, cleaned their indoor pen, and made lunch.  Then I carried the puppies in, one at a time, to eat, starting with the single female pup who, like her half-sister who lives at my house, acted like she hadn't seen food in a week.

I was on the second or third puppy when I felt something warm and soft on my foot.  I looked down, and there was Zen's mouse, sitting on my bare toe, watching the puppy eat.  I bent down to get a closer look, but the mouse scurried under the fridge.  He made a few more sorties while I finished up, but kept his distance.

I'm going to feed the puppies again today.  Maybe I'll get lucky, and Zen's mouse will still be there.

11 comments :

  1. a zen mouse, indeed. he sounds quite calm.

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  2. I think he may have been traumatized by his encounter with Zen.

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  3. I hate it when they lose their mice in the house. You were so calm! As used as I am to prey in the house — alive, dead, in pieces — I probably would've freaked. But this would make a wonderful story for a children's book. Especially with your wonderful illustrations.

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  4. Andree, oddly enough, if a large moth, like a Luna moth, had landed on my toe, I would have run screaming out of the room, but I'm quite tolerant of mice (in moderation).

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  5. Glad you like it, caf. Unfortunately, the Zen mouse was no longer there on my next visit.

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  6. It would make a wonderful children's story!

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  7. Adorable! (Though I'd have probably squeaked.)

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  8. Jan, I'd have to change the ending, though. The mouse died the next day....

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  9. At least she had her moment with you.

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