Went to give lunch to a litter of Bisou\’s half siblings yesterday, while their owner took a well-deserved break. On the kitchen counter were copious instructions, and also a note saying that Zen, the cat, had released a live field mouse in the house earlier that day.
Following instructions, I carried the four puppies one by one to their outdoor pen, cleaned their indoor pen, and made lunch. Then I carried the puppies in, one at a time, to eat, starting with the single female pup who, like her half-sister who lives at my house, acted like she hadn\’t seen food in a week.
I was on the second or third puppy when I felt something warm and soft on my foot. I looked down, and there was Zen\’s mouse, sitting on my bare toe, watching the puppy eat. I bent down to get a closer look, but the mouse scurried under the fridge. He made a few more sorties while I finished up, but kept his distance.
I\’m going to feed the puppies again today. Maybe I\’ll get lucky, and Zen\’s mouse will still be there.