Monday, February 18, 2013

The Moose and the Mouse

If you haven’t been over to Daily Dose today, please head over before you read this! Because today is our brick story!


Did you read it? Yay!

We got our brick this time for my parent’s kitty, Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom! He’s a cat as large as his name!

I told his gotcha story over at Daily Dose, so I’m not going to say that again, but I’m going to tell you a funny story from just before Christmas.

My parents have a dual recliner loveseat so they can, after countless years in separate recliners, sit next to each other! Moose likes to sit on them, my dad mostly I think. And I think he likes this set up because he’s got his choice of blanketed laps to enjoy.

They were both in the recliner, or I should say they were all three in the recliner as Moose was in my dad’s lap. Dad and Moose were sleeping, as usual. My mom saw movement, looked down and a mouse(!) was crawling up her leg on top of the quilt!

She grabbed Moose so he could get it, but Moose missed seeing it. But since he was up (rudely awakened!) he decided to visit his food dish.

They live in the woods, and have had their share of critters getting in the house. And as many of you know, having a cat does not mean you won’t get mice occasionally. Moose will catch them, IF he sees them.

So then mom saw the mouse behind the chair and grabbed Moose again. (Poor cat!) But when they looked, the mouse was gone, again. I think Moose was done with this business at that time, so mom woke dad up, telling him there was a mouse under the chair.. And it came up and was on my dad’s feet! Bold little sucker! Apparently he knew how to avoid the cat, but not the people!

At that point my mom wrapped the quilt around the mouse and took him outside. She shook it out of the quilt and heard it scurry away in the leaves. Whew!

This all happened, as I said, before Christmas. So Greg and I found a very special gift for Moosy boy. We found a mouse toy that squeaks when it gets jarred. Perfect for mouse catching training!

I think you’ll see by the following pictures, that Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom agrees!

Here he's getting his mouse, and I think he's pretty happy with it!
Oh, thank you, this looks yummy!

Look at that grab! Too bad the mouse isn't in the picture, but dang, it's gonna be dead!

He caught it! Chomp!
Nom nom nom!

Let's get a closer look look at that.. he is trying to stuff the whole thing down his gullet!
*gulp!* Dothent quite fith, mighth haff ta chew..

The mouse is mid-air here! He's a good tosser!
Fly, you crazy squeaker! I'm gonna catch you again and kill you dead!

So you see, adopting a kitty worked our pretty well for my parents. They love their Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom! And if you are in need of a little fuzzy love in your life, please PLEASE check out the kitties in the Winnie's Wish Cathouse! They all need homes so badly! You can find them on Chrystal's sidebar on the Daily Dose blog.
If you don't want a kitty for yourself, please share, tweet, spread the word! We need to Clear Chrystal's Cathouse by Kitten Season!


The Furries of Whisppy said...

That mouse is a good training aid! We have one too but we don't like that it squeaks so we all avoid it. MOL!

Sparkle said...

How awesome that you immortalized Moose in a Winnie's Wish brick! He sounds like a great kitty!

Eric and Flynn said...

He really likes that mousie! Those are impressive claws of doom. That is great that you got him a Winnie's Wish brick.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sir Moose might need a little more practice. Or maybe he just wasn't in the mood after getting grabbed a couple times.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

He seems to be really into that mouse. Maybe the practice will help when the next real one shows its whiskers in the house.

Cathy Keisha said...
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Cathy Keisha said...

What a funny story! HAH! He couldn't find the real mouse with a road map. Snicker! Hope the toy helps him see what a mouse looks like.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We just read about Moose on Chrystal's blog and what a special kitty he is!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

What a Moose! Wonderful story - wonderful pics - and how cool to do the brick thing!

michico*Adan said...

My goodness!!!
You have a very huge mouth!!! That mouse is so dead!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, what a wonderful story, and what a great cat Moose is! We think it is wonderful that he has his very own Winnie's Wish brick, too. :)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

This is hilarious! What a good boy he is! My goodness, a real fresh live dead mousie wouldn't stand a chance--he'd just swallow the little bugger whole!

Your pawrents are super cool. If a mouse ran up the Human's leg....well, I don't even know WHAT would happen!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Definitely the most impressive name ever put into a brick!!!

Mr Puddy said...

MOL...All in your mouth in one hit...Very impressive !

Mollie said...

Yikes, you nearly did swallow that mousie whole..MOL that was funny :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Pretinha said...

Very funny, I think Moose will now be prepared for when that rat back hehe.

mythreemoggies said...

Wow your claws are scary :-)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

veree nice ta met ewe moose !!!

ya ree mind uz oh gram paw dude ;)