Thursday, March 12, 2009
A Game of Cat and Mouse
Cat and Mouse
Last Friday evening was rather mild here for March. I was feeling a bit yucky and watching t v while my husband carried in some groceries. My daughter and her friend had just returned from a movie. The back door was open and not being closely watched. Cody took the opportunity to run outside.
"He'll be fine. " My husband said. "It's nice out Mom." My daughter said.
"He's a black cat out in the dark and we're around the corner from a busy street!" I cried. Needless to say, I was worried sick. I kept opening the door calling for him and going from window to window looking for him.
Finally, my husband went to the back door and called for him. Cody trotted into the backyard meowing loudly. He walked into the back porch, which is enclosed and continued meowing. My husband turned on a light to see what was wrong. Cody proudly dropped a mouse onto the floor.
He was all ready rather uh... chewed up. :( My husband let Cody stay on the back porch with it and came in. "Cody's back. He's fine."
"Oh, thank goodness! Where is he?"
"On the back porch eating a mouse."
"Oh ick! Couldn't you rescue the poor thing?"
"Nope, too late. Besides, Cody is so happy and proud. It's just a little snack."
If I had known, I would have tried to save the mouse, but from the sound of it, I would have been too late. This wouldn't have happened if, everyone had been paying more attention. I'm just grateful my Cody made it home safe and sound.
"Psst, Cody here. Hee hee! What can I say? Mouse is tasty!"
I am now on an antibiotic for strep throat. I had a feeling that's what was going on. I have to stay off of the Methotrexate until I finish it. My throat is starting to feel a bit better. It was really painful. Maybe by this weekend I might actually feel half way decent.
I hope everyone is having a good week. Billie, Cody ("mouse breath"), Cricket, Toeshee and I send hugs and purrs.