Friday, March 13, 2009

Bad Bad Bertie Brown

The other night we watched Bertie Wooster speed-slink past the loungeroom door, and we knew. That guilty run of his means only one thing: he's caught some prey and he's hotfooting it to our bedroom to whack it round for a while. Before leaving it there to rot.

Sure enough we followed him into our bedroom to find an enormous rodent lying dead by the bed. It was a big mouse, big enough to be a small rat or a little marsupial. Much to Bertie's disgust, Fixit wrapped up the dead mouse / rat/ marsupial and put it in the outside wheelie bin. After which he closed all the windows and locked the bad cat out.

However, an hour later we walked into our bedroom again, only to find an identical large rodent in exactly the same spot. Leaving us to wonder: could Bertie have opened a wheelie bin and done a spot of retrieving?

We checked. No. Large Rodent #1 still there.

He'd gone and caught an identical rodent and placed it in the same spot. Just to teach us. I think it was his way of giving us the finger, frankly.

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24 comments:

  1. Ha Ha!

    Clever cat. I agree, I think he was giving you a catty finger.

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  2. One of the best cat photos EVA. Cats and their rodents you just can't part them without paying some sort of price.

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  3. Evah? I was trying to be hip hop but I think I failed. Big F.

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  4. Mc(wooster)avity's a mystery cat,
    he's called the hidden paw
    for he's the master criminal
    who can defy the law.

    He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard,
    the Flying Squad's despair.
    For when you reach the scene of crime
    Mc(wooster)avity's not there.


    (with many thanks to the fine memory skills of Princess Curly-Wurly)

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  5. Two less rodents in the world - can't be a bad thing. Even though you didn't end the anecdote by saying that the second one is now in the bin too I assume that it is and that you didn't let Bertie be the boss of you!

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  6. Sneaky Wooster getting past all the those locked doors, bravo.

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  7. Dread Pirate Cat sayz: I can has all the rats I wants! ARRRR!

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  8. bleurk! Burmese cats are fiendishly clever at a) killing vermin and b) lock-picking. we had a cunning blue burmese called archy who mastered opening the fridge door so he could help himself to whatever while we were at work - he never bothered much about closing the door however.... and our siamese used to do dreadful voodoo/angel heart things to rats on the back lawn.....

    Bertie is a beautiful cat btw

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  9. As we say in Texas, that cat ain't right.

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  10. You DO know that cats don't have masters, only staff.....? Be careful Bertie doesn't fire you all! Then what would you do??

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  11. LOL at Badger's comment! And Molly's.

    Oh, dear!

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  12. THAT IS SUCH A KICK!!! Of course he was giving you the finger. He didn't get the reaction he wanted after the first kill. He's like watch me, I'll go get another one and see how they like me now! So funny!!!

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  13. Bertie is a bad-ass. He looks like a psycho cat in that picture. Cats only love us for our opposable thumbs. IF they learn to work the can opener, they'll kick us all out.

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  14. It must be hunting season.
    I was presented with a still twitching mouse last week.
    That Bertie of yours sure is photogenic.

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  15. cute cat ... looks like a terror

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  16. Wow, at least it is nice to know you wont suffer from rodent invasion!!

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  17. Seriously cool - just look at him. Loving him.

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  18. AWESOME pic !!

    and a bit eugy on the rat/rodent/large dead thing. Thank Goodness for Fixits is all I can say. I've been without my man for 10days now, and I have NO idea what I would do if presented with such a gift.

    Thank goodness for the old fat lump of cat that lives at MY house, I think...

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  19. You know, at least it was dead. Unlike the mouse our stupid cat brought in the other day which was just scared out of it's little mousey body. Naturally as Chef was trying to corner it, the mouse found a hole in the kitchen cabinetry (into a corner space/gap) where it has either died or is breeding. Excellent.

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  20. Don't cha know?
    You're supposed to eat it silly human!

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  21. OK, that's just weird and pretty gross to boot!

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  22. It was wonderful to meet you the other night dear Stomper. My only regret is that you did not dance with me. Next time we meet I would like to do a bit of tap as well please. Oh, and we need to get Frogdancer to teach us the frogdance. So many dances to learn, so little time...sigh....

    I'm so happy that you are enjoying the poems. I tried to choose a variety so that perhaps one will match a thought or a mood and make you smile.

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