Z for ZZZzzzzz…. shhhh, everyone is asleep after the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and I am tiptoeing my last contribution in during May…..very quietly.

Yesterday morning Boa cat brought a mouse in the house. I heard it squeaking and protesting being played with before being eaten. Then Boa called me insistently, with her mouth full of squeaking mouse. I started down the stairs and she dropped it and it ran into a closet. She lost it.

I tried to find it, gingerly. I had to get the recycling out of that closet anyhow, because Tuesday is recycling day. I picked things up rather carefully. I found the mouse once but it skittered away in the closet again before Boa grabbed it and I was not about to grab it. Sharp teeth.

Last night Boa brought the mouse into my bedroom and tore around, chasing it. I think. I am not entirely sure whether Boa really did bring the mouse in or whether it was a dream. If it was a dream, it was very convincing and had five parts or more. And then I dreamed or heard crunching.

There is a pile of paper knocked over on the stairs. I have not checked my room for mouse feet or a tail. In the night I hoped Boa would keep the mouse on the floor and not bring it up on the bed. She didn’t.

The cat in the picture is not Boa. It’s Princess Mittens. She was about a year old and stood at the open back door growling at the terrible things in the back yard: a doe and two fauns, there to steal the apples. Princess Mittens was hit by a car last summer, at age ten. Boa misses her but would never ever admit it.


And there: I am done with the A to Z Challenge! Sleep well, everyone!

5 thoughts on “ZZZzzzzz

  1. Elle Knowles says:

    Why do cats play with their food like that? LOL! Mine brings dead squirrels and leaves them at the front door. A present so to speak! ~Elle

    • drkottaway says:

      I have the impression that they are both proud of their hunting skills and also are evolved to share with the “pride” — you and me. When my mom was in hospice, her cat left her a vole on the doormat every single day for 6 weeks until she died. We wondered if vole was a cancer treatment known to cats but not to people, but didn’t try it.

  2. Roni says:

    Oh I would have left the house to sleep. I hate mice!

    • drkottaway says:

      Giggle. I had 6 people in the house. Rest were asleep when the mouse came in in the morning.

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