> Rose,the name I settled on for the Tortie kitten, after the character in
> Two and Half Man that was always stalking Charlie Sheen as she's adopted a
> similar tactic with Custer and keeps ambushing him, has already caught two
> mice this week, the first one I rescued immediately, but she's learning.
> This time she came through the cat door at a run with the mouse squeaking
> and made a beeline for the bedroom. That's where things went wrong and the
> mouse escaped under a piece of furniture. Whereupon Libby and Rose laid
> siege to the hideout with mouse squeaking defiance like Jimmy Cagney in
> White Heat "you'll never take me alive copper." After about ten minutes of
> this standoff the mouse made a run for some laundry on the floor and
> managed to hide under it and I smuggled him out in the laundry basket.
> Libby and Rose suspect an inside job and are searching room to room for
> the suspect ;-)
> Nik Simpson
Way to go, Rose, says Boyfie! His first few hunts ended in the same way -
rodents released alive in the house. The first mouse managed to drown
itself overnight in my washing up bowl which I had forgotten to empty.