Vanquisher of Mice
by Cat Crazy
When I came down for breakfast the other morning, there was a lump under a rug that sits in front of the refrigerator in the kitchen. I’ve learned to look when I encounter things like this, as you just never know what might be lurking under there. Alas, I found 2 toy mice. After the cats were fed and I’d sat down to have my own breakfast, Mac the Merkitty came over for a play. She kept trying to flip the corner of the rug up in the air and scoop the toy mice out from underneath. (Those splashasaurus flippers come in handy when hunting.) During one especially vigorous flip-and-scoop maneuver, a blue mouse came flying — literally — out from under the rug and landed in the middle of the kitchen floor. Mac kept up her efforts until she managed to snag the pink mouse from its hiding spot. That mouse had been tied with a long purple string earlier in the week so I could drag it along on the floor for a little kitty entertainment. You’d think if the human wasn’t pulling it around, it wouldn’t be any fun, but this mouse has seen some serious action on both the first and second levels of the house this week. I’m not sure if they drag it by the string or carry the mouse in their mouth, but here it was again. Eventually Mac did successfully hook the pink mouse and pull it out. Of course, the toy was still attached to the string, and most of the string was still under the rug, which led to some additional fun as she tried to figure out how to retrieve mousey’s long tail.
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