Monday, September 1, 2008

Strange goings on.


My cat is strange...but nowhere near as strange as Dearest.
Yesterday Dearest emptied the mouse traps. A normal man would have simply put the body in the trash. Not Dearest. Dearest took the mouse, trap & all, & waved it under Issi's nose. He then wondered why he got one of those 'if looks could kill' looks.
Iss is your typical male. Nothing gets his goat so much as to be made to look incompetant. So last night he caught a mouse. Nothing so unusual about that. Under normal circumstances he would bat it about a bit, eat 1/2 & leave the rest for some unsuspecting person to step on. We do not go barefoot around here in mouse season. But Dearest had thrown down the gauntlet. Iss had a point to prove. He raced over to Dearest with his prize, shook it wildly under Dearest nose (thinking I am quite sure, 'Now let's see you do this!') & proceeded to perform gymnastics with the poor thing. He was so busy showing off he let his prize escape & slunk away, his tail down, avoiding all eye contact with Dearest.
Unkindly we all laughed. Iss is a scream. This morning I woke to a banging noise & thinking the traps had been unkind I quickly went to look. Nope...but I had one crazed cat wildly batting round a mouse in a trap. Guess if you can't beat them the only thing left to do is join them...but if that cat thinks I think he caught that mouse in the trap all but his own little self he's completely delusional!

7 comments:

molytail said...

*rofl* I just sat here laughing at my screen like some crazy girl all possessed. *grin*

The HoJo's said...

Cat logic is fantastic! Ours plays with worms, hope he grows out of that before he finds a snake! Frogs are also a good toy. He seems to prefer waitress service for what he eats though.
xc

kathy@mtnyoungs.com said...

LOL! That's terrific! You made me laugh so hard. Thanks for sharing

MamaOlive said...

What a hoot!
I grew up with a very dignified Persian/Siamese mix, and whenever she forgot herself for a minute and started to play she had fun until she realized we were watching. She would stop in mid-bat, put her tail up and walk away as if to say "I was not playing. I am not funny. I rule over all I see."
I miss her.

Ganeida said...

MamaO, I had a siameseX whom I miss dreadfully too. They really are cats with tons of personality & quite special. Iss is a Persian/Himalayan mix & quite the oddest animal I've ever owned in a long series of odd animals.

Mrs. C said...

I was going to post a comment about a friend's cat who bit off mice heads and rolled 'em in litter for fun for later "discovery," but then I thought the better of it.

Persuaded said...

oh my gracious! what an absolute hoot! from your home being a no-barefoot-zone during "mouse season" to iss waking you up by batting around the mouse *in* the trap, i was snickering and laughing (but *trying* to be quiet as all of my littles are still asleep and i'd like 'em to stay that way for at least another 1/2 hour!)

thanks for the comedic relief m'dear((hugs))