Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Cats On Tuesday: Recyclable Mouse

Au and  his pet mouse
A short while ago Au was trotting around the house with a tiny field mouse in his mouth. He disappeared into the garden, came home later without it, and we assumed the poor little thing had been dispatched.

Then he brought it in again, but through one thing and another it escaped. Then he caught it for a third time.

When the house tiger brings in the same catch three days running, we begin to ponder the existence of the recyclable mouse. Or perhaps Au wants a pet?

And here they are: Au and his pet mouse.

15 comments:

meeyauw said...

good photo! You have captured those eyes that I always see on cats with their kills. It is sort of dreamy, almost drunken. Something comes over them.

I still haven't found my dead mouse yet. You are so lucky Au continued to take it back outside.

Suzanne R said...

Are you sure that Au hasn't brought in three different mice? ;-) He is very cute -- I enjoy watching cats in all of their modes, even the predatory one.

Cheysuli said...

That's a great photo. I think the idea of recycling the same mouse is a good one...

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Great photo! The Spice Cats never seen a real mouse before because Winter kills them all. But I would freak out with any of them bring a live mouse into my house!

claudie said...

Nice to see you have at home a good mouses stalker! My family cat brought me many mouses but now they bring me nothing! Perhaps there are no more mouses around the house!

Luna said...

Funny story, poor mouse...
Unfortunately I can´t load the picture. I´ll try it again later.
Have a nice day :-)

Gattina said...

Hahaha, I have realized that since we have cats we also have mice ! Pookie and Arthur brings them in (very proud, I less) and then get bored and the mouse moves in the house. We had one for 3 days under the cupboard in the living room and it ate with pleasure the cheese I put there to get it out, even cleaning its moustaches !

Gattina said...

Forgot again to mention that I love your background !

Jodi said...

Great photo.. but no pet mice for me.

Have a great Tuesday!

Deana said...

Now he really does like to toy with his mice doesn't he? Kinda makes you feel sorry for the poor little mouse. Great photo!

Irishcoda said...

That is a great picture--I don't know if I would have the composure to take a picture of one of my kitties with a mouse in the mouth! I used to have kitties that went outdoors (20 or more years ago) and they would bring home such gifts. Cats do like to toy with their prey. One of my cats would toss the mouse up into the air, let it land on the cement, watch it, grab it and toss it up again. Cats, gotta love 'em.

Kuanyin said...

Yes, your cat is very politically correct these days with the recycling of a mouse. :-) Happy COT!

FelineFrisky said...

Great snap shot! Au has a pet mouse??!! How interesting! They must have an agreement between them! LOL D :)

Kitikata-san said...

Oh Good Kitty! Catching the mouse, and playing with the mouse 3 different times. Perhaps Kitty wants a little toy friend.

Ariel said...

Great photo poor mouse.