So, I live off in the woods, in a permeable wooden house built in the 70s. It’s not that we ‘have mice’, chronically, but this time of year we do have a problem with them randomly coming inside looking for a place to overwinter. Also, these are the kind of mice that carry hantavirus. So this is unacceptable for a number of reasons.
All of our cats are indoor-only, but one has a really strong set of hunting instincts and is basically the murderiest of any murdercat I’ve ever known. I’d prefer she didn’t kill them—both because I don’t like anything dying on my watch and because of disease—but at least she doesn’t eat them and there didn’t seem to be much we could do to prevent it.
The problem has now escalated to the point that she is hunting at night and bringing dead mice (and as of last night, a live one) INTO MY FUCKING BED WHILE I AM SLEEPING. I do not know where she got this idea from, but she seems to think it’s the greatest thing in the world. I don’t want to make her feel bad because she’s so HAPPY and EXCITED and LOOK MAMA IM PROTECTING YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP and I get that. I just. It has to stop.
Anyone ever experience anything similar, or have any suggestions? After last night I am basically at my wits’ end.
Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014 at 9:56. Permalink. 2 notes