Mudcat Café message #4051501 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #4051501
Posted By: Senoufou
09-May-20 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
When we had five cats in our last house, (a mixture of three Siamese, a pedigree British Black Shorthair and a poor tabby stray) they all used to roam about in our large garden and over the ditch into the farmer's fields. The cat-flap was never locked, so they could come and go all night as well.
The 'offerings' that came through that cat-flap were mind-blowing. Poor terrified living creatures, dead ones, guts and bits. We had harvest mice, rats, a large pheasant, baby rabbits, wood pigeons, slow-worms and so on.
I rescued many of these and put them safely back into the field. But some sadly needed dispatching, which was very distressing. And others scuttled into other parts of the house. We had a mouse hiding in the dining room, a rat under the fridge, a pipistrelle bat clinging to the curtains. It was utter madness and I was ashamed at the carnage, being a member of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
In our bungalow here in this village, we didn't let the three remaining cats out at night, and they grew so old and decrepit they hardly went out at all except to sit with me on The Bench. So no gruesome offerings, thank goodness.