Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rocky: Profile of a Killer

I was cleaning up last night and opened the cabinet under the kitchen sink to dump something in the garbage.  Before I knew it, Rocky had his head right in the cabinet.  I'd never seen him move that fast.  He pulled his head back out just as quickly and ran to a corner.  His brother, Timmay, was hot on his heels.  Rocky turned and actually growled at Timmay.  I've never heard him do anything like that before.

But it was then that I noticed the tail hanging out of Rocky's mouth.  Holy crap, Rocky has bagged his first mouse in the new house!  It took some coaxing but I eventually got Rocky to drop the mouse.  Yah, it looked pretty immobile.

I grabbed some tupperware, scooped the recently deceased up, and headed outside to dispose of the evidence.  As I opened the door, Mickey twitched and then hopped up on his feet!  He started running around the tupperware looking for a way out.  I had Green Mile'd the son of a bitch!

I sent Mickey on his way to a new adventure, outside.  Rocky may lack a devastating finishing move but he's proven himself a surprisingly efficient hunter.  Hopefully Mickey spreads the word that this Milverton house is not a mouse-friendly location.

3 comments:

  1. Yeah I think your cats are going to earn their keep. Gus did the same thing once and we put a semi-alive mouse outside. He likely found his way back in. Maybe you have to let the cats finish the job.

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    1. I realized afterwards that it was probably Rocky's lack of teeth that saved the mouse. I'm not sure either of them could "finish the job".

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    2. That means YOU have to finish the job. Eesh. I don't even want to think about it. Remember how Hemlo would leave the mouse innards around the house as a "present"? bleh.

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