Monday, February 8, 2010

Warning: this posting contains scenes of violence and may proove disturbing to the faint hearted.

Last Friday it was a four rat day in Treleddyd Fawr. The first we left outside the bedroom door. Special treat. Not a whole rat, just parts, very neat. Now She thinks that there is a serial killer on the loose with special powers for hypnotizing rats. Little does She know that we all have special powers to control human behaviour.










Wish we could get Her to stop spoiling lovely milk by putting coffee in it though. It would seem that sometimes She still retains the power of independent thought.

23 comments:

maryom said...

It's nice of you Gingers to make sure these rats were well and truly DEAD before you brought them home. It's one thing to bring a nice live mouse home to play with but even She would be freaked out by a live rat!

Fiona Robyn said...

The rodent tale on my blog this morning has a happier end...

June said...

Oh, how you love your mama to leave her such beautiful prizes! And right at her door!

Jackie Morris said...

There is something very unpleasant about walking out of the bedroom in the early hours to find the back half of a rat and the top of its head ( with ears), waiting for me. Cats looking very pleased with themselves, but I thought for a while that they had been watching too much of heroes with Hannah and we had a "Silar" cat trying to get special rat powers.
Anyway, four in one day was a bit disturbing, but at least they were dead, not like the live and confused teenage rat they delivered once when I had people round for supper. It was a bring a dish party. I guess they were just joining in the spirit of the event.

trash said...

Not sure but I think that last rattus rattus may just be tricking.

aromatic said...

Much prefer them dead than alive.... nothing like scurrying around the house in the wee small hours trying to catch a loose mouse/rat!! We once spent the night with a baby rabbit!!! My OH finally managed to catch it (poor little thing) it had hidden under a cupboard and we took it back across the fields in the hope it would survive, at least it was away from the feline murders!!
Jane xxx

dragonqueen said...

Nice of them to share their prey. Lynx would never do anything such. Everything edible that passes his nose is his to eat. Full stop.

What others might think of that is completely irrelevant.

But being an indoor cat, I'm not really sure how he would handle a rat. But I'm quite sure he would make a try to eat it.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How they must love you....let me count the ways, one, two three four...
I'd say the rat population is once again stirring, in preparation of the warmer Spring months.
Expect more of the same >^..^<

The Curious Cat said...

Yes, they must love you - and well...that is what the cat was originally for (when the domestic relationship began)...rat/mice killing...poor rats but they are vermin... xxx

valct4joy said...

At the moment there's something which I suspect might just be a rat, running races in my roof. I've pruned tree branches hanging over the roof and called in the experts but I could really use some help from such clever and dedicated hunters.
By the way, my old ginger cat would proudly carry his live trophies into the house and promptly lose interest, leaving me to be rat catcher.

petoskystone said...

my largest boy, xavier, always chews off the feet & 1/2 the tail before depositing a gift. he also will have a sip of milky coffee, no sugar.

Cindee said...

Rats? Those are easy prey! Try catching a hummingbird! I brought one to my mistress thinking she would be so pleased and honored. But she scolded me and then went outside and cut down the crocosmias where it was so easy to lie in wait and snatch the little hummers. Some humans have no appreciation.
Molina

Val said...

Good score Ginger's Well Done!

Perhaps they want you to draw rats?

wendy said...

My ginger, Kipper, read your post with interest and said simply 'Pfff!'. Last year we had the Six Rat Night; by rat number three he was merely posting them dead through the cat-flap, not even bothering to come in.
His other favourite activity is leaving exploded diagrams of squirrels on the best rug. Must be the engineer in him...

~Molly~ said...

With a post title like that who could resist? We have feral cats taking care of our rat population these days. My 100% indoor-only kitties HATE them(the feral kitties) because they are in OUR yard, stalking THEIR prey. I hate that there has to be such a thing as a feral cat but am glad to provide a rat(and mouse) feast for them now and again.

Stacy Hurt said...

wendy: LOL! 'exploded diagram"

Ms. Stella O'Houligan would like to add that she too loves rats but not for eating. She eats mice but only leaves me their wee faces (including whiskers). If you leave the rats long enough; they become stiff; then when you pick them up by their tails you can do 'Dead Rat Puppet Theater' which is a suprise hit to most 6th graders.

Morning's Minion said...

I had a beloved cat years ago who regularly presented me with limp garter snakes. Unfortunately, they were not always quite dead.
I hope the rats are being discovered outside the house and fetched in, not residents

Sandy said...

Those gingers are great. I had two lovely cats who would bring me presents all the time. I wouldn't let them sleep in my bedroom because I was afraid they would bring them up to me on the bed.

The Ginger Darlings said...

One of our predecessors brought a rabbit in for a house guest once and placed it with great delicacey on the guest's pillow so that she woke up to its furry little dead face. How very kind and thoughtful. Legend!

Kat_RN said...

Good Kittys! Nasty old Rats. Cats are very usefull at times. The mice know when there is a cat in the house.
Kat

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That truly makes my heart sing and my claws twitch.

Ginny said...

Thank you for not posting a picture of the one that came in pieces!

Geiger and Sporran said...

We work with skinks and geckos;they are best if they're still going. Especially if they "go" into a slipper.