Bitch on the Blog

June 19, 2016

RIP

Filed under: Animals,Dizzy,Future,Kitchen — bitchontheblog @ 18:49
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I have my uses/come in useful.

Today, no shit, a neighbour (in terms of evolution she could be my daughter) knocked at my door. She was devastated. Once you get to bottom of hysteria all is well. She had no one, not even her brother or my son come to think of it, but me to turn to. How sweet is that? Thus I killed a mouse – in her kitchen. As Sundays go this one, well, let’s just say nature takes it course (or should that be “cause”). Yuk. At least it [the mouse] was small. And I didn’t hang about to relieve it of its misery.

U

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6 Comments »

  1. We must even cherish our homicidal friends.

    Comment by Looney — June 20, 2016 @ 00:30 | Reply

    • Thanks, Looney. That’s very charitable of you.

      Trouble was I had no choice. Having “no choice” being one of my few nightmare scenarios. My neighbour had put down one of those truly horrendous traps, a mat to which a mouse will stick when running across it. Which, naturally, doesn’t kill it. Just immobilizes it.

      Is there anything worse than being half dead – but not quite? No, there isn’t. It’s the one and only reason I sometimes got quite cross with our cats. Cats play with their prey still alive. Since, it appears, that that is what nature intends I rarely interfered. At least not as long as the drama was played out in the garden. However, cats will bring you “gifts”.- try and tell this to dog lovers (not that liking both cats and dogs is mutually exclusive). Such is their affection for you.. Fleury in particular was good that way. She’d put something half alive at my feet, make one of her many nuanced miaous (she was a most eloquent cat) and look at me expectantly. Oh, Looney, those are moments when one is torn. You don’t want to disappoint the cat, you don’t want the gift, you don’t want to finish it off but (see above) you are left with no choice. That’s why I was always grateful when Fleury and her frankly useless but lovely son Bouncer brought home frogs. Frogs are clever. They play dead. But they aren’t. As soon as something doesn’t move a cat loses interest. Try and remember that, Looney, next time you face a lion.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — June 20, 2016 @ 02:29 | Reply

      • I will keep your observation about moving prey in mind the next time I am out on the trails. It has been a while since the last mountain lion killed a hiker near my house, so another is due to happen soon.

        Will keep in mind that you were coerced into a mercy killing against your will.

        Comment by Looney — June 20, 2016 @ 03:34 | Reply

  2. a good deed will done…

    Comment by cedar51 — June 20, 2016 @ 04:23 | Reply

  3. Bravo!

    Comment by rummuser — June 20, 2016 @ 14:46 | Reply

  4. I don’t know who’d have been screaming louder, me or the neighbour. We all need a U in our lives to take charge.

    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — June 20, 2016 @ 22:17 | Reply


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