Living in Southwest France – Our Cat is now a Mouser

Bug used to be a cat that slept all day and night. He would visit outside but not stay too long – Seattle was too cold for him. In France he’s out all day from 8 until 8. Our purebred pedigree modern Siamese has turned into a plain old farm cat. I’ve had to throw a lot of dead vermin out of the garden.

He drops a mouse into the courtyard then as it makes a break for the garden he herds it back into the middle. The mouse runs in large circles as the cat keeps him contained. He likes throwing them around, too.

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He caught a snake the other evening. It was just a little grass snake, but it was enough to freak out us city folk.

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We think Bug’s life expectancy has plummeted, because he’s going to end up as roadkill or dog meat. He’s getting nicks and scratches from the rougher life. He’s loving it.


1 Response to “Living in Southwest France – Our Cat is now a Mouser”

  1. August 5, 2009 at 16:17

    I’m pleased to hear the Bug is coming into his own 🙂 I always liked Bug.

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