Thursday, April 07, 2011

Au's Rat

I got up this morning and found Au at the bottom of the stairs.  He led me to a dead rat, sat down and gave me a look that said, "For you!" 

I gave suitable words of praise, petted him (a sneaky way to check he didn't have any bites) and then let him lead me to the kitchen for an extra big breakfast.

Yesterday the outside feral cats in the back lane gave me a rat too.  You'd think it was my birthday or something, and I am grateful for the kind thoughts, but I'm hoping that's the end of this hunting streak for a while.

We haven't had rats in years because our old kitty Scoop was the world's best rat hunter.  Even now that he has been gone for over 3 years, the rat population still hasn't recovered.  However, we have construction at the end of our road, and I suspect these new marks were flushed out from their homes there.   

These poor murine souls come in through a drain pipe, and don't realise they've entered the Death Zone.

I feel a bit sorry for them, but the upside is that it proves that Au is definitely feeling good.  He's also smug as can be.  Just look at our urban hunter's grin here.

In case you're wondering, Target missed it all as he was having a long lie.  And I bet that if Boris knew, he would be kicking himself at missing all this excitement!

38 comments:

Simba said...

Au, heaping much praise on you for your superior hunting skillz!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, if this is what you get just for an everyday present, we can't wait to see what you do get for your birthday. :)

Glad Au is feeling well enough to hunt.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Way to go, Au - we are so proud of you. Maybe Boris will want to come back now:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sully86 said...

lol...looked at the smugged face..

Carol said...

Boy, that's some gift :) Glad Au is well! And hope Boris is adjusting well, too!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great hunter you are!

Mr Puddy said...

You are cool, Au !
I think you look like get back to normal now...So glad to hear !
and so Proud of you !
xoxo

Lorenza said...

Good job, Au!
Happy Wednesday!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Au, it must be kind of frustrating that your human does not eat your gifts.

havetailwillwag said...

aww how sweet! but poor little ratty.. they never learn do they. you'd think they could smell the danger. i bet au wanted to watch you eat it :)

Barbara said...

Poor rat! And that is such a smug look from Au!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Au, I'm so happy that you are feeling better!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Old Kitty said...

Oh that is a rat!! Oh my stars!!! I tried not to scream as I'm at work!! LOL!!!

Yay for Au!!! He must be getting better!! Yay!!!!

Take care
x

Brian said...

Wow Au, what a mighty hunter you are!!! Yes indeed, you're feeling well enough to hunt and that makes all of our whiskers grin up here!

mizzyN said...

At my relative's home, every food has to be stored in a tough concealer or else the rats will eat them. ewww.

Whisppy said...

Be careful....Boris might be reading this post and you might get a nice present from him very soon!
I'm so happy Au brought you a present coz it can only mean one thing...okay, two things...he loves you AND he is feeling much better.

Kea said...

Au, wow! We are beyond impressed! But the mom is hoping we never catch a rat...or even see one. MOL!

-Fuzzy Tales

Cat said...

Au you are an excellent provider for the family!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

The mighty hunter Au - you are so generous giving your mom that very thoughtful present.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat From Hell said...

Au the great hunting cat! Rats! Me has never seen one. Daddy says they is much bigger than the mice I bring him for presents.
Kitty Kisses and Head butts that yous is feeling better Au!
Nellie

The Cat From Hell said...

Au the great hunting cat! Rats! Me has never seen one. Daddy says they is much bigger than the mice I bring him for presents.
Kitty Kisses and Head butts that yous is feeling better Au!
Nellie

Scared Black Faerie Knight said...

My goodness, you are popular with the cats to receive two presents in one day! Aren't kitties expert mousers? My two are on kitchen patrol and the little rodents who escape the winter cold come into the house into the kitchen. My Timmy and Sunny kept our house critter-free this Winter.

Have a great day!

Gattina said...

I am sure you were very happy with this adorable gift. It's a pity tha, Au forgot to put a gift ribbon around therat's neck !

Kjelle Bus said...

Wow , what a big rat you caught Au !!!
My mom say´s that you should feel lucky that the rat didn´t bite you !
About my nuts that would be cracked on tuesday :(
I will rather have them and wooo at the ladies ! Evil consequenses or not ;-)

Anya said...

Bahhhhhh
een rat ..............LOL

hahahahaha....

Ginger Jasper said...

Au that you can do this is fantastic as it means you are doing great.. Hugs GJ xx

BeadedTail said...

Wow Au! You are a pawesome hunter! We are very impressed!

Mekkan said...

Glad for the sake of Au's revival as a hunter. And sorry for that rat. That's life, isn't it.

pointe.csl said...

THREE CHEERS for Au! So happy to hear he's back to be on all his four paws in the normal manner. :)

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Don't hog all the rats for yourself, Ellen! Remember to share them with Au and Target for breakfast!

Simba said...

Many thanks for your advice about plane travels! We will be on Continental, not Delta.

Life Ramblings said...

great job Au. hope he continues to get better each day.

Cheri said...

Yay for Au and his rat catchings!!!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

ABBY said...

Way to go Au!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Sharon Wagner said...

My cat Hana proudly brings me fuzzy socks. So sweet.

Admiral Hestorb said...

How's Boris adjusting, have you heard? Au, I am PROUD of you my man cat!!! WOWZER!!!! and as for you, mom? I am in awe of your ability with the languages(s).

Kitikata-san said...

Yay! That is a very nice gift! Au is a good hunter! Au must be feeling better! Au brought you such a nice gift to thank you for all your help to feel better!

Purrfect Haven said...

yuck, but kind of nice too in a weird way. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx