Monday, 20 December 2010

Apprehensive

Scooter and Millie are playing together in a slightly furtive way. Upstairs, downstairs, in my lady's chamber. They slink, they gallop, they cast suspicious glances at me, in response to mine at them; they have Naughty Cat written all over their faces.


I have an unpleasant feeling that a mouse - maybe the one that I rescued in the snowy back lane late last night, after dragging a squawking Millie indoors by the scruff of the neck - may be rattling around in the house somewhere.


Meantime, Flossie, fit, lively, energetic as ever but still Afflicted (there was a re-run - pardon the pun - during the night of the previous night's drama and early morning surprise), looks on with some unease. She can't read this situation. She hasn't seen Millie the mouser in action.


Scooter pauses to give her a little kiss; he might be busy elsewhere, but he still loves her.

12 comments:

Kae Lani said...

Your cats are too precious!

Penny said...

Just don't Flossie find the mouse! Hope the upset tum has subsided!

Dartford Warbler said...

Oh dear.I`m sorry you had a re-run......

I love Scooter`s kiss for the Afflicted One!

Hazel said...

You're right, Rachel - second pic of Millie in the nest totally suspicious.

Weighing up mouse rights v's wiring being nibbled/mouse droppings/possibility of mouse inviting rest of family over for parties, I'd plump on letting the cats seek and destroy, I'm afraid.

Poor bewildered Floss - still on starvation rations till the bug works through the ol' system? And poor you on clean-up duties!

June said...

I love dog/cat affection... <3

Pam said...

We have been hearing and watching footage in Australia of your notorious Winter Rachel! What a time of it you are all having in the middle of one of the busiest times of the year. Unseasonably cold here for Christmas. All your animals are lovely but Scooter looks a real character!

flwrjane said...

Did you ever think that they are wrapping your presents and planning holiday surprises for you?

Won't you feel awful when you are presented with that first poorly wrapped gift?

xo jane

big hug to Flossie

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hopefully she is on the mend...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Looking at Millie on the chair , I want to shout , "He's BEHIND you ! "

frayedattheedge said...

Poor Flossie - she will be upset at having to mess in the house! Hope the cats find the mouse for you - I wouldn't like the thought of one nibbling away, having seen how much they can chew through when we had them in our Victorian house. Spare a thought for my friend Seonaid, her mousetrap has now disposed of close on 30 (yes 30) mice!!

the veg artist said...

They will catch the mouse, leave it for you to prepare, and expect to have it roasted in a tiny dish on Christmas Day! At lease we (mostly) do not have to catch our own turkeys!

Lesley said...

Yes, definitely up to something. Hope you thwart the plan... Get well soon Flossie (for both your sakes...).

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