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Nicely Managed Though I Say It Myself [Nov. 29th, 2018|10:40 am]
Tony Grist
 I was on the phone to my daughter when the cat came in carrying a vole and plonked it on the carpet. It was alive but a little the worse for wear.  I picked up the cat and put him out one door, then picked up the vole and put it out the other door- all the while carrying on talking to Alice. Dextrous, eh?

Not something that would have been possible with a phone that was tethered to the wall as in olden tymes. 

The cat back in later and asked me what had happened to his vole. "I know I put it down over here," he said. 

"Gone." I said.

He probably concluded that I'd eaten it. 
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-11-29 10:53 am (UTC)
LOL! Cats and their presents!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-29 11:14 am (UTC)
He's getting very good at sourcing voles. It used to be shrews but perhaps he's got rid of all of them.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-11-29 12:36 pm (UTC)
He's doing his feline work and should well be pleased about it.

And yes, very dextrous. One does get used to these things happening.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-29 01:40 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, roasted vole, my favourite!
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-11-29 02:04 pm (UTC)
couldn't have been even a mouthful...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-29 04:15 pm (UTC)
No, you need about 100 of the little beasties to make a proper meal.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-11-29 09:30 pm (UTC)
with what might you stuff them?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-30 08:30 am (UTC)
Pine nuts.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2018-11-30 07:43 am (UTC)
Well, at least you can let the cat think that he is contributing properly to the household, although don't let this set a precedent for stealing food from cats.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-30 08:32 am (UTC)
He never eats the little critters he catches. He has more refined tastes. He has a particular liking for mature cheddar cheese.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2018-11-30 08:43 am (UTC)
Your cat has good taste.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-30 11:50 am (UTC)
I always have a small portion of cheese for breakfast. I find it sustains me through the morning- and the cat has gotten into the habit of helping me eat it.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2018-12-01 01:46 pm (UTC)
Our cats used to eat voles. They would also eat mice, though very often vomited them up again later. Shrews and moles were killed and simply left.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-12-01 04:48 pm (UTC)
Marlowe likes to catch things and play with them- but he doesn't see them as food.
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[User Picture]From: gevr
2018-11-30 09:52 am (UTC)
I used to have two cats and they brought me presents almost every day. They would sit next to their kill by the backdoor looking very pleased and proud about their gifts :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-30 11:52 am (UTC)
Marlowe rarely kills his catches.

We once had a cat that would line her kills up in the yard.

And another who used to bring home slugs.
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[User Picture]From: gevr
2018-11-30 12:38 pm (UTC)
eww, I'm glad I never got slugs, that seems gross ...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-30 12:53 pm (UTC)
It was. Mind you, chewed up birds and rodents aren't that attractive either.
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[User Picture]From: gevr
2018-11-30 01:12 pm (UTC)
I know, but at least these are (sort of) attractive when they're alive. Slugs aren't even that :-)
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