You know, just last night, I was thinking at how mortified I would be if somebody told me they saw a mouse scurry across my floor! When I lived in a Victorian house, we had "scurries", and my Samantha was in hog heaven tracking them down and leaving their de-furred, naked, dead bodies in the middle of the hallways. Can you say, "FREAKOUT!!" :omg:omg
We're mortified that we have two young, healthy, fleet-footed, sharp-eyed kitties and yet have mice. TJ has demonstrated he's quite capable of catching mice outside, even when hampered by a 6 foot leash. He's even caught a couple chipmunks that way.
I don't know if any are scurrying across the floor, we'll have to move the traps around. So far it's just in a winterized porch. At least we hope so, LOL.
You know, it's amazing how domination announces itself when you have more than one pet. In my case, I've always had kitties (gurls); early on, I'd only have 1, and then I went to 2, then 3, and then 4. When I went from 1 to 2, it was pretty simple; one was very meek, the other was used to being a strong personality only. When I brought #3 home, she was under a year old but immediately went to the food dish to announce who was running things and stared the other 2 (who were crouched under the dining room table, watching her). That surprised me, since my then-dominant did not offer any objection. Since I've brought the brats into the picture, it looks like Lola is going to be "top dog"; she just takes/does whatever she wants and they all let her. She'll drag a food dish all over the kitchen preventing the other gurls from having anything, at which point I do get involved. She's very pushy, even with me.
I had a lab mix dog who when she was 15 years old and very healthy ... "adopted" her little 13 month old sister dog and taught her everything. She was dominant/alpha ... but played and let the little one hang with her. When the older larger dog got sick ... there was no "dominance" but the little one looked after her ... reminded her to come inside etc. ... and took care of her. Really ... you could see the worry and concern on the little one's face.
The little one is the one that I have mentioned with the recent health problems. She is a special dog.
An update to all of you here who were so kind when I posted about having to have Summer put to sleep. Her cremains came home to us today in a beautiful oak box. We've put her baby picture on the front of the box, and cuddled her two favorite stuffed toys up next to it. It is such a comfort to have her back with us.
I love the plaque on the front of the box. It says,
We'll see you again
at the Rainbow Bridge
Perfect AZChristian Perfect! This is Mona & Joeys forever table with pieces of their blankets, a towel that was in one of their carriers and Mona's what I call bake your brains lamp.
Trouble now adores Joeys brush, and the wagon is now in the living room full of Troubles toys....
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