A Mouse!!!!

Not that mice are any real news, but today they were a focus for laughter. This winter had been very mouse-ful! We’ve had traps in the kitchen, mice mess to clean up as they’ve found bits of food and occasionally, we’ve had a mouse run across the counters. Not really a problem, but just one of those things.

However, today I was cleaning house. We had a heatwave of 67 degrees, and we opened all the doors to let in the warm air. It was marvelous. Of course, the two feral cats I feed, took full advantage of the open doors to come see if there was any extra food just waiting to be eaten. Red Tom walked through and left. Black Tom, aka the Luuuuuv Sponge, decided to visit Dan and I and then follow me where ever I went in the house just in case I might have a bit of a snack for him. As I was taking the trash out, I moved a bag on the back porch which had been there for a couple of days. Two wee mice shot out from under the bag. One went left and the other went out the back door. Black Tom shot out the door to grab the mouse. Around the rosebush he ran and bingo! He had the mouse.

I realized he was running for the house and tried to stop him. No such luck, as he dived past me. I stood there giggling and went to see if he had gotten all the way through the house and out the front door. Oh no! He got as far as the big chair and decided to play with his food. He dropped it and chased it, recapturing it just before it got under the chair. I’m laughing and Dan is wondering what is going on, just as Black Tom drops the mouse again, right at his feet. He bats it around and catches it again.

By this time, we are both laughing. Black Tom does the release and catch thing one more time and then tears out the front door with mouse in jaws for a lunch. Of course, Red Tom is standing on the front porch with a look of confusion on his face. It was a riot!

Once we finally stopped laughing, we cleaned up the back porch, hauled all the scrap metal in the back yard to the front for the guy to pick up tomorrow and then had dinner. It was a warm wonderful day! A very Mouserful day!

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