Catwoman Posted June 14, 2009 Share Posted June 14, 2009 (edited) Our indoor cat, Cedric, finally had a little excitement in his life yesterday. Apparently, the little flap that fits over the dryer vent outside the house, got wedged open and a chipmunk found his way inside the ducting tube thingie, and he got stuck in there. Being smarter than the average chipmunk, and industrious to boot, he got right to work chewing a hole in the tube, and leapt to freedom in the laundry room... or so he thought. Cedric is 26 pounds of lean, mean muscle, and he has never in his life gotten to do anything more violent than chatter at birds and squirrels (and possibly this very chipmunk) as they cavorted outside the window. Yesterday was his day. They say that every dog has his day, but apparently it works for cats, too. (Hey, who knew?) We weren't at home to see the battle, but let's just say that Cedric emerged victorious. So anyway, we got home and I found this poor dead chipmunk on the floor of the laundry room. I felt so sorry for it, but I was mostly worried about what ds9 would say when he saw it. I was really worried that he would be upset and have nightmares about the cute little chipmunk. I was busy preparing my heartfelt speech about how sometimes bad things happen to good rodents, when ds walked into the room. And he said, "Look, Mom -- a dead chipmunk! COOOOOOOOL!!!" So much for my speech. :glare: I didn't get to use any of it. I swear that if the kid had a camera in his hand, we'd have a picture of that chipmunk stuck on the refrigerator right now. I went out to the garage to find a nice little box to use as a chipmunk coffin, and when I got back to the laundry room, ds was turning the chipmunk over with a shovel to look for the fatal wound, and commenting on how Cedric must have some huge fangs. (He does. Let's just say he's not entirely a typical domestic cat.) Cedric was sitting nearby, but not too close, as ds had that shovel, and I guess he figured that bad things can happen to good cats, too. I have never seen that cat look prouder. Usually, he just looks worried. So anyway, ds decided against my funeral idea, opting instead to toss the chipmunk au naturel over the back fence. Not exactly what I was planning, but at least it was quick. Later last night, ds said he felt sorry for the chipmunk, so at least I got to use a little bit of my poignant speech, which made me feel better. Cat Edited June 14, 2009 by Catwoman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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