March 6, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

Oh my.  Mom says I am a bit naughty.  I'll leave it to you.

I am scratching the carpet in places despite having ample scratching posts of both varieties, carpet and sisal rope.  I have cardboard scratch pads and a scratching MAT.  Mom said that she worked hard for that carpet money and I am ruining it.  Now she has a water bottle sprayer but she hasn't caught me at it again (yet).

I think I may have a tummy problem for real because even though mom feeds me in shifts each meal, sometimes as many as three servings from that little can during an hour..last night at 9:30 I threw up only kibble.  The wet food must have had sufficient time to make its way through my pipes.  I guess mom will have to make an appointment for you-know-where.  I need my nails cut anyway.

Mom didn't know we had another mouse come into the house but she knows now because I really DID bring it to the bed.  Mom had to take the sheets off because of spots of blood.  I was scrambling around in the dark on the bed..mom tried to get me to stop, all unknowing and then when I did leave, she gave up and turned on the light and say the evidence that I had my little quarry in there.  Mom stripped off the sheets and she's setting the trap.  She saw the mouse in the living room so there is no doubt.  We both wish we knew how they are getting in!  It's a field mouse. The buff and brown colored ones.  Still a mouse, regardless. Ugh.  Nasty.

So I will be on patrol till I or Mom catches it.  Mom will get the trap ready shortly.

43 comments:

  1. Katie, maybe your tummy trouble are related to your furs. We hope the you-know-who has an answer. Lay off the carpet, sweetie.
    About the mouse - Dad sometimes has to set traps here. Ours come in thru tiny cracks into the basement. So you are not alone in the problem.

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  2. Our human's freaking at a mouse in the bed. Ugh. She likes mice...but not in her house...or in her bed. LOL.

    We hope your tummy troubles settle down. Food (intolerance) or hairball related?

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  3. He he :)
    Katie , me too is scratching on one of mom and dad´s carpets.
    Lucky for me it´s a cheap one , so no water is sprayed on me :)
    Moore he he he about you bringing a real mouse up in your mom´s bed :)
    My mom say´s that the old old cat that lived hear before me almost alway´s threw up kibbles too and he was over 17 years old when he died.
    So it doesn´t have to be anything wrong with your piplines , it can be you are just a little bit too greedy for the kibbles :)

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  4. Oh dear sweet Miz Isabella - I hope you get your tummy trouble fixed soon!!!

    It sure was 'nice' of you to try and give your mum a 'gift' in the night though... MOL

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  5. Hi sweetie - M is sitting here laughing this morning. I know this isn't funny to your mom, but the way this is written has M laughing - mostly over the mousie thing. M says no wonder you are active at night and sleep all day. I would be too if I could possibly catch or see a mousie in our house.

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  6. not so sure about the mouse in bed at night thing - that may get you banned from the bedroom. MOL

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    As for scratchers - tell your mom to try one of those cardboard models....we had a momma cat who would use the carpet but LOVED the cardboard scratcher mom bought her. :)

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  7. A mouse in the house would make me crazy!!! I hope you can catch it Katie if the trap doesn't get it.

    PS - how did you make the stars on your cursor, they are beautiful :-)

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  8. Katie is it a furball that made you sick - we sometimes are sick when we have one although mum gives us catalax now and that has made it much better.
    We laughed about the mouse in the bed Katie - we can't understand why your mom didn't like you present for her.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  9. We were also wondering if your tummy troubles could be due to a furball? Poor baby. We hope the v-e-t figures it out.
    We had such a good laugh about your Mommy and the mousie. We hope the trap works..what will your Mommy do with the mousie once she catches it?

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  10. EEK!! on bringing the mousie to mom's bed. I hope she finds out where they are coming in.

    Hope your tummy gets all better!

    xx

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  11. Gorgeous Katie, you are such a wonderful huntress, sweetie=we know your Mommy appreciates your help with the mousies!...We are so glad you guys are ok after all the bad weather...And it was great to see beautiful Admiral again in her hat yesterday=we miss your sister a lot...Happy day, lovely friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  12. Oh yuck a mouse and in bed too lol.ha you must drop them somewhere else Miss Katie.lol

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  13. Katie, tell your mommy to check around the plumbing in the cabinets--favorite entry spot for mousies.

    One of my cats damaged my carpet with her scratching. I eventually discovered she only likes cardboard scratchers on the floor. Her ESS is her favorite.

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  14. Katie Is, you been taking lessons from Austin re the carpet thing? He does it just cos he knows that I react and pay attention to him. He’s a norty boy for sure.

    Maybe you taking in too much of your lovely fur? I hope your tummy is sorted out x Oh and good for you keeping watch for those little pests xox

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  15. Mieow Sweet Katie girl, your favorite Larry here......, me come ofur straight away to keep you bizzy so you don't get da water bottle ^..^ ,,,,owr mom haz one ov doze too ....., but quess what! we LIKE water ....hehehe ,,,we all play in da baftub wif water ^..^. besidez mom & dad ripped up da carpet :0 so we usually work owr postz.... me come ofur and teach you how ;))

    Friday night we had a mouse episode ^..^ da mom waz on da puter and Penelope waz dancing around and when da mom looked guess was P had in her mouf!! Yep!! A MOUSE!! mom screamed NOOOO!! and when P asked WHAT!! it fell from her mouf and got away!! ^..^ We are not allowed to make holez in dem and deaded dem in-case they bin poisoned!:0 and da mom doesn't want to pick up mouse piecez!Owrz come up thru the crawlspace and where da pipez run up into da house. They fieldmice too, maybe they relativez ^..^....
    So me come ofur now and we can go hunt stink bugz ;))
    Luf ~ Larry xoxo

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  16. Katie, we are sorry that your tummy is still bad. Wonder what is wrong.
    Tell mom to look under the sink to see if there are spaces around the pipes that come into the house and maybe that is where the mice are getting access to the house.
    Sending tons of purrs that they can figure out what is wrong with your tummy. Maybe no more dry food. Anyway take care.

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  17. Uh oh. There always has to be a little naughty to appreciate the nice... right Katie!! Levon likes to scratch the carpet too despite many other appropriate scratching options...maybe it''s because you both have half mustaches...heehee.We hope your tummy feels better soon and the V-E-T figures it out! And the mice...well..better dead than in the bed we always say! :P

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  18. Of course you brought your mouse to bed! Where else would you take it? Makes total sense to me. I'm trying to think what the peep would think 'bout that situation... hmmm... she might disagree with me, I suppose. But peeps can be such wimps. Imagine being scared of a mouse. Silly peeps.

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  19. What a star you are to bring that mousie right to your Mom! She does know she's supposed to leap up and cook it for you, right?

    Mommy wonders if you are allergic to something in the kibble (grains?), or perhaps you do have a furball you need to hork up.

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  20. Yes, my guess is either an allergy or furs and I hope it gets figured out soon. Maybe you need more mouse iyour diet!

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  21. I am impressed with your hunting skills, Katie! I hope your human gets to the bottom of your stomach problem.

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  22. our Mum would be trying to keep the mousie safe.. (she is hopeless like that... ). Love Darcy and Bingley xxx

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  23. we claw the carpet alla time! That Woman doesn't yell near as loud when we do that as she does if we eben looks at the couch!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  24. Sounds like a little fur that needs to come up. I am sure your mum appreciates the mouse really. Mum and ad hate me scratching the carpet too and dont know why I do it.. Hugs GJ xx

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  25. Star horks up dry kibbles when she eats too fast, but never the wet stuff. And rather than scratch my new carpet, that's where she prefers to do her horking! I think I'd take the scratches! MOL

    Your scratching reminded me of a post the itty bitty kitty committee did not too long ago. Charlene stared using the center of their rug, but she also used a doormat outside, so they got her her very own doormat inside. I remembered it because I just got a butterfly shaped door mat made of that prickly stuff and Star loves to sharpen on it! Might be worth a try. Here's the itty bitty post: http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/2012/02/rug-of-ones-own.html

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  26. I don't think you're naughty at all Katie! My mommy was going to suggest the link from the itty bitty kitty committee too like Andrea. The other thing is maybe get a small bathroom rug that is carpet like for you to scratch on. Or a scratcher that is carpeted.

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  27. Well done on taking the mouse to bed Katie. Our mousies come in on a one way ticket.I have never taken any to bed so that is something I will have to think about.Eric used to yak a lot for years and mum thought it was because he ate too fast, and the vets could never find a reason for it. When he was ill about 3 years ago the vet found he was sensitive to beef and maize products so mum always has to check the ingredients on any new food.

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  28. I agree that a furball is probably the reason for your tummy troubles. Your fluffy fur is very lovely, but it can cause tummy troubles. Do you let her brush you the way you should? It helps to make humans feel useful when you let them brush you. Maybe your Mom could try an inexpensive cardboard scratcher first. As others have indicated, the mice will keep coming in until the place where they are coming in is sealed up. That may mean less fun for you in the short run, but in general, things will be better for you if your Mom isn't getting upset by mice in the house.

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  29. 3M makes rolls of adhesive plastic that are meant to protect carpets temporarily like during moves and such. I'll bet you would not scratch on that surface, and your mom could remove the plastic after you stopped the habit! I think it's called Plasticover or something.

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  30. We hope your tummy feels better soon Katie! That's wonderful that you are catching those mice that are getting into your house! I brought my toy mousie onto the bed last night for my mommy and she was so happy to find it when she touched the covers at 5am that she yelled with delight!

    Purrs,
    Angel

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  31. Gee, Katie, you sure do have fun. Except for the throwing up bit.

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  32. Katie, y'know, we scratch the carpet too despite the fact that we must have about 100 scratchers around here. It just feels good! Why don't the humans understand that?? And you had that mousie in bed?? That musta been really exciting!! We hope you catch it again!!

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  33. You didn't deaden it?? TW is glad that mice don't make it up to the 4th floor. MOL Tummy problems, scratching the rug, I think we know why the last owner gave you away. All the love you give wasn't enough for them to overlook those things. I know your new Mommy will let you stay.

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  34. We hope your tummy feels better soon.

    We think your Mom was super happy to have that wonderful present in her bed. One time Cousin Trooper brought Auntie El a live palmetto bug in her bed! She was super happy too.

    The Florida Furkids

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  35. Katieblossom, I hope you do not have to go to the torture place. They are horrible and terrible there.
    Keep scratching the carpit. I am sure your mom really loves it because shag is coming back in style. Miles has totally shagged moms new carpit in the family room.

    Get those mousies out of the house!

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  36. Tell yer Mom ta try puttin a single sunflower seeds at different places around the house. Where she finds the shells first will give a hint about where they are comin in...

    An there are mousie traps that dont hurt kitties when they close but catch mousies (a little box rather than a snap-trap).

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  37. Well, you have to keep those claws sharp for those little mousies! We had lots at our old house. They will be coming in through a very small hole in the foundation. When the mom found the hole she filled it with steel wool (just part of a brillo pad) and there were no more mousies! Alas!

    Carl has offered to pee on the carpet. Then your mom won't mind if you scratch it. Just let him know.

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  38. I sorry! :(. Iz hopes u feel better. (((Katie Isabella)))

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  39. Ewwwwwwww. The Human thinks you are beeyootifull, Katie, but a mousie inna bed? Ugh. No way, no how!!

    Hope your tummy trubbles get solved soon!

    And you're right--I *did* find myself UTB!

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  40. you poor baby.

    could your tummy trouble possibly be an allergy? I am wondering...

    As for the scratching. Tell Mom she doesn't need the spray bottle. When she sees you scratch the carpet (if she does see you do it), have her gently pick you up and carry you over to one of the scratchers you are permitted to use. Tell her to gently take your paws and move them in a back and forth motion against the scratcher.
    Have her praise you while she does this...(she can also put some catnip on the scratchers too)...
    I did this for both of my boys and they never had a scratching problem ever!

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  41. Scratching the carpet - me does that! And the Reclining sofa too! Mommy has tried everything to make me stop.
    And me likes to Yak in the middle of the night too!
    Drives my Mom nuts! The vet says its hairballs.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  42. You really are an amazing Huntress, Katie!

    #1's first cat, Ikkyu, had fairly low tolerance for dry food and would often throw up when he ate it, so he ate mostly wet food most of his life.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  43. I say let you catch it! Why should the mouse trap spoil your fun?

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