December 6th, 2005
|03:27 pm - Hello my new desktop at work|
Tracy was kind enough to mail me a picture he took of Abbie this weekend. It was nice to see what the feller was up to while I was gone. I'm linking you to the unresized picture right now since I have no photo manip. software available, but I think you'll get the gist.
Mr. Abbie has visited the buffet, made his selection and is now heading to his Happy Place to torment his dinner some more. (4MB JPG)
Actually, according to Tracy, Mr. Abbie then deposited his find under the sofa and scampered off. I'm still not sure where it eventually ended up, but I'm hoping for the best (inside the cat) rather than the worst (dead under the couch.)
Go go go Abbie!
Shiny kitties is happy kitties!
|Date:||December 6th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
So I downloaded it and then had to take a closer look to see what he was carrying...then I saw the tail. That's really all that's visible as far as I can tell.
Go Abby, for sure. I'm sure he's thrilled you've moved him to a place with so many neat toys!
|Date:||December 6th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)|| |
so was the rodent *inside* his mouth or was he just holding it with his mouth?
Usually he seems to carry them by the skin on their backs, so that he has a good solid hold on them but they are still unceremoniously hanging there.
I do not think "dead under the couch" is the worst case scenario as long as there are bedsheets that it could be dead between (after having revived itself and scrambled out from under the couch for more Abbie-style fun'n'games, of course).
My cat finds two or three mice every winter but never kills them. He carries them around, lets them go, chases them, catches them, carries them around, lets them go... until it finally gets into the radiator where it would hide for the rest of its life if I didn't pry it out and let it go into the woods.
I'm glad he doesn't kill them though, because cats can carry and transmit (through their feces) toxoplasmosis to humans, which they get from the blood of rodents.
As it turned out, the mouse got chased out from the couch again, Abbie chased it some more, then it disappeared for a bit and I went to bed. When I woke up, Abbie was chasing it again but it was not able to move very quickly anymore. I got them impression he had been up all night doing this. I caught it and took it outside.
|Date:||December 6th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Awww, issa Abbie :)
Did your ickle precious also find some rodentia to gnaw upon?
The first cat I had when we were growing up had only one tooth, so she used to just suck and suck and suck the mice to death before leaving them lying around.
The other cat usually left the feet, noses, and a strange green internal organ which we never got close enough to to identify.
That would be the gall bladder. It apparently tastes bitter which is why they won't eat it.
Our cats always left the tails and noses. And rabbit ears.