Shoko is at a Jamboree at Cat Scouts for the rest of the week and is having a great time I’ll bet. So today I will be telling you a tail that happened last year around this time.
It was the quiet of the evening. Dad was working out of town for a couple of weeks. Mom was watching TV and I was curled up on her lap. It’s getting darn cold in November so a little cuddling was called for. Mom looked out our sliding glass door and there was Shoko’s butt. Mom went over to the door still watching her program and let Shoko in. Shoko immediately took off to the little space in front of the basement door at the bottom of the stairs. Oh oh! This is the sign Shoko has a live mouse to play with. For about half an hour Shoko played with the mouse…mom was having a cow downstairs because she couldn’t get it away from Shoko. When she came upstairs, she kept wringing her hands and having a bird upstairs.
Finally Shoko got hungry and brought her wee buddy upstairs while she chowed down. Well, as soon as the mouse hit the floor, it was gone. Both Shoko and I got into the game of hide and go seek. Mom was not amused!! This game went on for a week….a not happy mom would try and find it everyday. Seems the mouse developed a pattern of hiding behind the Entertainment Center or under the fridge. Mom looked but it never seemed to venture anywhere else.
Mom hated to do it but she set up a mousetrap as far as she could get behind the Entertainment Center. There was no room for anything as big as a cat back there. So mom decided what had to be….just had to be. After mom placed the trap, Shoko wanted out and my little sis took off for parts unknown. Pretty soon she was back with a mouse dangling from her jaws. Mom got the broom out, opened the sliding glass door and was shoving it very indignantly in Shoko’s face….meanwhile out ran the current mouse house resident. Shoko got so excited she dropped the new mouse and started after the other….mice galore! An hour later Shoko came in and threw herself on the floor. Both mice got away. Mom had a very satisfied look on her face as she tripped the mousetrap.