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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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2 dead mice in my bedroom this morning..

thanks a lot cat. I'm expecting a gradual process til I find a mouse in my bed one morning.

So, as much as cat loves to show me what he's caught, I believe the expression, 'gone a bit too far' is appropriate now.

I woke up this morning and put the bell collars on both my cats. Either that or I close my bedroom door and never let them come in during the night...

Oh Cats! You naughty boys. Ewwwww. Mice.
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Well, I would be happy the mice aren't running around in the house...My cats are indoor only, and one day early this spring I came home to find a dead mouse lying on my chess table. Obviously it had been caught and played with.


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thanks a lot cat. I'm expecting a gradual process til I find a mouse in my bed one morning.
Breakfast in bed. That would be nice.

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In my opinion, I would rather have two dead mice in my bedroom than have them running around. In my old house I had a problem with mice and at the time I had three great mousers. they never brought my any dead mice considering they ate the entire thing.
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The only time my cats have brought me presents was a few months back. Egypt caught a yucky waterbug and put it on my bed for me to find. As luck would have it, I didn't, but I did notice she had been extremely playful the night before. Apparently, she had been chasing this thing, catching it, and then releasing it for the better part of the night right on my bed...just lovely!

The next evening, she offered it to me and when she saw I was apparently too stupid to eat it, she began munching it right in front of me...eeeewww.
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Update. The other cat brought in a baby mouse just earlier. SO I guess the bell collar isn't 100% effective for warding off prey, especially babies. Anyway, the poor thing was tiny, and my cat left it on the kitchen floor. I noticed it was still breathing. But obviously, it couldn't move, it was that close to death. My instinct was to put it out of its misery. But I had no idea what to do. So, I took it outside and put it somewhere quiet where it would die at least unharassed.

What on earth do i do in these situations if the cat hasn't fully killed the poor thing? Its horrible to see it....and I feel like I should give it a quick death or something.
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Also, I have a feeling the cats know exactly where these mice live....and they'll just keep bringing them in.... Maybe I need to investigate where they;re getting them - they are almost always baby mice, really small - unless that's just how big they get, I'm assuming doormice or something. I've no idea. Argh. It's getting ridiculous.
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Their doing their jobs. I think they should get a raise in pay and a promotion. I guess the bell is for you to hear not the mice. And what's wrong with breakfast in bed? Cats ya just got to love them. At least they are entertaining themselves. It's better than a fake mouse unless they eat the real mice and throw up on the rug unless you have a rug that is the color of puke where it won't stain as bad.

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Their doing their jobs. I think they should get a raise in pay and a promotion. I guess the bell is for you to hear not the mice. And what's wrong with breakfast in bed? Cats ya just got to love them. At least they are entertaining themselves. It's better than a fake mouse unless they eat the real mice and throw up on the rug unless you have a rug that is the color of puke where it won't stain as bad.

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Lol, i guess you have a point...If only I had someone to clear up the mess without me having to see the poor things then I could live happily in denial..
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You're not doing too badly....my beloved cat Phoebe used to bring me live mice at three am and put them in my ear! I ended up with a little box in my bedside drawer to put them in so they could either die peacefully or recover. I'd liberate the live ones down the road.

My Jake used to arrange dead mice and rats tastefully on the end of my bed...once I woke up to ten of them, beautifully lined up.

Perhaps you can get a box as I did to let them die in peace? they usually die of shock.

Your cats are being good little cats, though.
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