Chav Cat supervising her newtsI’d been lazing by the pond looking at the newts. It was the first morning when the frost hadn’t sparkled across the lawn despite the bright sunshine. The human suddenly threw the patio windows open. She put Gabion out for a bit of fresh air then started tinkering round in the garden.

Clearly, she had to be supervised!

After a good yawn and a lazy stretch, I left the pond then followed her round as she bound bamboo canes together and thrust them into big boxes of home-made compost. It was a bit chilly, but she got quite a sweat on!

I assisted by climbing into the boxes and lying on the compost between the canes. It was a little cold and damp, so I sat in the sun on a chair instead and watched, fascinated, as she shook the winter from the garden and welcomed spring in.

Garden furniture was dragged out and dusted off, the ancient hedgerow trimmed. Then she opened the shed ... and screamed!

The bottoms of the 25Kg polythene sacks of bird seed had been chewed by mice. The seeds had spilled everywhere. Huge sigh as everything was then taken out of the shed, the seeds swept up then the shed vacuumed before everything was put back in its place. The seeds were then stored in sealed buckets and put on shelves.

Chav Cat waiting for the mice to appearShe thought that had done the trick. However, I knew it hadn’t so I took up residence in one of the moglus as they are stored in the shed with our snoozzees for when we have to go to the cattery.

After a few minutes, I pounced and caught a mouse which was rattling round in the corner of the shed searching for seeds. I was so chuffed. The human watched as I proudly carried the little mouse in my mouth, out of the shed and across the lawn to where Gabion was dozing on the lawn in the warm spring sunshine.

Gabes opened one eye, looked at me, then clocked the mouse in my mouth. He absolutely freaked. Both eyes widened, his ears went flat to the back of his head and in yowling in sheer panic he raced back into the house and found sanctuary under the bed.

Human and I just looked at each other in disbelief. Who has heard of a cat that is scared of mice? Clearly, Gabion isn’t wired right!!

Gabes who is frightened of miceSo, I just dropped the mouse on the lawn and stalked off in disgust. After a few hours Gabion very nervously came out into the garden and lay on the lawn near the mouse. I patted it over to him, but he made sure he didn’t look at it, not even a glance.

A cat who is scared of mice, unbelievable!

Chav Cat

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