Despite failing eyesite and being the size of a large rabbit, my soon-to-be-13 cat has brought me a present.
Of the furry rodent kind, and very much alive.
My 22 year old son ‘‘helpfully’’ woke me up at midnight to say there was a rat in the room.
He then proceeded to give instructions from the sofa, with his feet in the air and one eye firmly on Match of the Day, while I brandished a broom and moved furniture.
He’s insistent it’s a huge rat, although he was also insistent that the small spider in the bath was a tarantula,
I think it’s a large mouse.
And the cats are not interested.
I toyed with the idea of going to bed and leaving the door open, on the off chance it might wander off, but after an hour of an open door and no sleep I relented and shut it, having visions of waking up to half the neighbourhood cats, a fox and a tribe of mice wandering through.
SO - morning, door open and a definite scuttling sound.
And looking for advice on how to get rid of the rodent intruder without using poison or little/big nipper mouse traps as they may harm the cats!