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Mon Dec 19, 2022, 12:32 PM

My cat has been stalking a mouse all morning.

It just climbed the Christmas tree. I think we could be in real trouble here.

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Reply My cat has been stalking a mouse all morning. (Original post)
murielm99 Dec 2022 OP
Walleye Dec 2022 #1
Siwsan Dec 2022 #2
wnylib Dec 2022 #5
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2022 #3
debm55 Dec 2022 #4
murielm99 Dec 2022 #6

Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2022, 12:35 PM

1. My cat, Patches, is a hell of a good mouser.

He lived outside for a good portion of the first year of his life. Hes big and athletic his paws are about as big as my hands. Ive seen him catch and dispatch a mouse in elegant in fashion. Trouble is hes so good mice wont come in here anymore and he gets bored. Lots of luck with that Christmas tree

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2022, 12:38 PM

2. I should decorate the cat tree

Because no traditional Christmas tree would stand a chance with my 4 kitcats.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 20, 2022, 05:24 AM

5. Hey, thanks. You just gave me an idea.

I have a some leftover ornaments after finishing the tree. (Always happens. I've accumulated a lot of them.)

So, a few of them are of wooden or metal. In other words, unbreakable. I think I'll make some switches so that the unbreakable ones are available to decorate Ember's cat tree. If she has those to play with, she might leave the Christmas tree alone.

She's fairly good about the tree most of the time. But she gets moments when she can't resist swatting at something on it. Does no good to confine ornaments to upper branches. She can stretch pretty far. Also, if they are too high up and she spots one that looks like a kitty soccer ball to her, she will leap up to get it, causing more damage than if I give her some low hanging "safe" ones to swat.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2022, 11:30 PM

3. I'd catch the mouse to avert disaster

Of course, I previously had a pet mouse.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2022, 11:34 PM

4. Did you or the cat catch the mouse ?

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Response to debm55 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 20, 2022, 06:01 AM

6. Neither.

It is under a chair now.

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