Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Drowning Cat Toys -- When Dead Just Isn't Dead Enough
Actually, to be fair, the mouse was never alive. You pulled the little purple catnip filled guy from a package just a couple of days ago. Fluffy had a ball batting him off your walls and down the hallway. Now, before your own shower you have to dry off Fluffy’s new best friend, or enemy depending on your perspective.
Why did Fluffy decide to drown the mouse? Drowning prey isn’t exactly “normal” cat behavior. Did she join some strange cult? What gives?
There is the possibility that it was an accident. During the course of play the mouse could have taken a bad bounce off your refrigerator and landed in the bowl. But if you’re noticing an epidemic of drowned mice it could be that Fluffy is hiding the mouse. Hey, it’s just the right color and she doesn’t want to share. According to About.com, cats in the wild often hide their kills in a nest to protect them from predators. Sticking the mouse in her water bowl is Fluffy’s way of keeping her precious mousies from that drooling canine you insist on having.
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