We have a bit of a mouse problem at our house. Today, I found the third one in the little over a year that we’ve lived here. We can’t figure out how they get in. The last one lived in our house for WEEKS before I caught him. I won’t use mouse traps, because I don’t want them to die. So I usually leave out food, and wait until I can catch them.
I didn’t know about this one, though. I don’t know how long it’s been in the house, though with a cat, I suspect not long. My roommate said that my cat was unduly interested in the bottom of our lazy-boy chair while I was out today, and then when I got home, I saw my cat checking it out again. Curious, I went to see what he saw – and it was a little mousie!
I popped my cat into the bathroom (my roommate thought I should just “let him get it”), and I put him outside. Poor thing has a bite mark in his head though, and his back paw was broken. I gave him a big BIG piece of cheese outside, and I hope he makes it.
…I wanted to make him my pet.