Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oh What A Night

Last night I was minding my own business. I was sitting on the sofa watching my favorite shows on PBS while I polished the brass on my lamps (they were black!) when I saw a little mouse run across the floor! Well with 3 cats around here I knew how to get rid of the little feller. I first called Whiskers inside as he is the great hunter. He always brings me snakes, squirrels, frogs, and lizards as gifts. Well he was too busy crying in front of the cabinet that has the canned cat food. Couldn't get him to hunt the mouse even when I sat him right where the mouse had been. He cries to go back outside so I call Dimples in and she starts sniffing around and goes right where I saw the mouse and then starts going under the sofa. Yes! She is going to get my mouse! I finish up the lamps and decide to go to bed though I have tons of soap to make. I am in a nice sleep when Dimples jumps up on the bed. I figure she has done her job and now coming for a good sleep... Wrong! She has brought her mouse to me but its still alive! She is chasing this little thing all across the bed! I get up and move to the sofa to finish my nights sleep and leave the bed to Dimples. Again I am in a nice sleep when Dimples jumps up on me and wants to give me her mouse. Its dead this time thank goodness. I thank her, throw the mouse away and lay back down to sleep a couple more hours before I have to milk. I forgot Dimples doesn't like to sleep beside you but on you. She had to knead my stomach before she could settle down for a sleep and then she snored! I finally fell asleep for the 3rd time and in my sleep I turn over on my side. This made dimples wake up and she had to knead my side for several minutes before she laid back down. We both start to doze when we hear a cricket. Dimples jumps up and starts hunting the cricket! She is running all over the house trying to catch this thing so I finally get up put Dimples back outside, lay back down to see its already 6 am and Whiskers is sitting at the back door crying because its his breakfast time and you know he is starving to death as he hasn't eaten in the 5 hours! So up I get to feed and milk. I have soap to make and some errands I have to run then I am taking a nap! Hoping the mice and crickets stay outdoors and the cats go take a nap in the sunshine and the phone doesn't ring off the hook! Happy October everyone! Time to start with my Halloween recipes and stories!!! Have a blessed day and count those blessings. Even the mouse ones!

13 comments:

deni said...

LOL, that was funny.

I had a cat years ago who was useless when it came to hunting. One day, she laid there and watched a mouse run up the chain on my coocoo clock, and she just sat there and didn't blink an eye.

Now Noodles brings me back all kinds of presents, she is so proud of herself as she leaves them on the porch for me.

Joy.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peggy
I sorry i cant stop laughing at your story, I would have qickly put the cat and mouse outside I shiver to think of the mouse on my bed. gosh when my dog was younger he would get into my orchids during the night but aways bought then to back door mat either the chewed bulb or the empty pot knowing he would get into trouble but thankfully he has well grown up Take care come vist soon

Jeanne said...

I love all the stories of you and your animals.
Love you darling one.
Meow=^..^=

Rosa said...

How hillarious!! Have to be a cat lover to appreciate this story! Poor you. I bet you sleep well tonight!! Aw, I love when they make muffins. So sweet. Yea, Halloween!! My fav!!! xoxo

Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

change that scenario to my house and you'd see a whole different reaction....me screeching, me jumping on the furniture so as not to touch ground in case the mouse ran over my feet....me NOT sleeping until I knew it was OUT of the house.....me losing my MIND and needing CPR if the mouse was brought to me on my bed (dead or alive).
I am in awe of you Peggy!!!!
XOXO

judie said...

OMG Peggy. I was laughing so hard I had tears and had to dry my eyes before I could finish reading. THEN, I read the comments and read LisaOceandreamers comment. Between the two of you, I better run to the bathroom quick!!

Patti said...

My cats brought me presents IN THE HOUSE till I stopped leave the cat door open at night. The worst?? Baby rabbits..some dead some not:):)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

ok I cant beilve i heard this all in one sentcne..

watching pbs and shining your brass.

i love u peggy:)

Lady_MSnow said...

Gotta love those mice! I think we have caught 10+ in the last 4 months. It will only get worse too as they start to harvest the fields!

Nicole said...

Thankyou so very much dear sweet Peggy. You have just given me the sweetest ending to a lovely day. I can always count on you to turn the grey sky blue again. Lots of love, Nicole xox.
ps... I am going to order some soap in the next few days... I have just used the last bar and have banned Christopher from using it as I swear he lathers it up too much lol. I lurve the smell of Miss Diva's soap... it's the best ever!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Peggy: You really ought to compile all of your animal stories into a book. They are so entertaining!

Oak Spring farm said...

Sounds like my house cats pouncing on you in the middle of the night their prize waiting for you when you wake up.

They are wonderful animals to have around. I have two one is the HUNTER female of course and she loves to present her prize to you and expects to be praised, Siamese of course and not to be ignored.

Kathleen Marie said...

I became exhausted just reading your account of cat and mouse! Whew! I hate mice, they stink so bad but I love my cat who there other morning was playing with a mouse. Fortunately my dear hubby got rid of it. We at times have chipmunks in our house. I can always tell as they like to bury things in my plants. What a mess they make but you just can't hate Chip and Dale :)!