I hear a high-pitched "eeking" coming from the other side of the room. In the shadows I can see Mieke wiggling her behind and pouncing again. SHE BROUGHT A MOUSE UP FROM THE BASEMENT!!!
Mortified, I stop just before doing my own squeal at the top of my lungs. I don't want to wake the girls who are sleeping in the next room.
Mieke runs through the cat door with the mouse in her mouth...and into the girls' room! Now I have to run after her. I don't want the girls awakened by a bouncing cat and a bloody rodent.
She had it down and it ran, er, quickly limped, to safety...for a moment. Now the other FIVE cats have come running to see what's the commotion is all about.
Can I pause and say that it must be a VERY STUPID mouse to come into a house with six cats!
I had to go wake Rick up. Rodents are his department.
"Mieke has a mouse in the girls' bedroom!"
"What do you want me to do about it?"
"GET IT OUT OF HERE!"
So Rick drags himself out of bed to save us womenfolk from the dreaded mouse.
I would also like to say that no animals were harmed in this process. However, he did have to bonk it on the head to put it out of it's misery so he could dispose of it.
The story ends with a dead mouse and a confused Mieke who spent the rest of the day looking for her "toy".
Well, I wish I could say that was the end...but she brought another mouse up again in the evening! (We have seen no signs of mice in the house and the basement is unfinished. The rain must be driving them into a drier place.) It was almost the same story except Mieke and Murph played tag with it until it was exhausted and Rick put it out of it's misery once he got it cornered.
Good Mieke.....Good Mieke......
By the way, I didn't know Mieke had it in her to catch a mouse. She's the most loving, docile cat I've ever met.