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To tell the little fucker she has to take her Christmas present back?

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Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:04:22

Took in a litter of orphaned feral kittens in May, hand reared them, kept one and rehomed the rest to lovely friends.

I am a strict vegetarian and hate even cooking meat for DS and DP.

Feral kitten though it appropriate to bring me a dead mouse on Christmas Day and leave it on my doorstep.

I have to wait for DP to bin it because I can't stand dead things.

I saved the fuckers life and this is what she does to repay me? Well, that and tip over the heist as tree grin

PekeandPollicle Fri 26-Dec-14 08:05:46

She's trying to help you by teaching you to hunt. She just thinks you're incompetent.

I think you're rude.

wheresthelight Fri 26-Dec-14 08:06:54

yabu she is showing she is grateful!!

at least she left it at the doorstep!! my old cat used to bring them in and drop then at the side of the bed

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:07:06

DP agrees with you. He thinks I'm a spoilt ingrate. I bought all the cats dreamies and posh cat food and to be fair she is the only one who got me anything, but still. It's horrid.

tobysmum77 Fri 26-Dec-14 08:07:50

yabu and very rude/ ungrateful. have you never practised the wooden 'it's what I've always wanted' smile?

have a biscuit , not least because there is a weird implication in your post that if you werent veggie it would somehow be ok grin

juneybean Fri 26-Dec-14 08:08:52

...its a gift

superbagpuss Fri 26-Dec-14 08:09:02

I'm veggie

my little girl bought me a bird and left it on the mat

dh had to deal with it envy.

XmasEveDallas Fri 26-Dec-14 08:09:12

Oh God, as a child I would regularly wake up to a headless/chewed mouse on my pillow. I'd lie there stiff as a board shouting "Dad, daaaaad, help me" until he'd come in and bravely scoop it up.

I love and hate cats in equal measures.

KatieKaye Fri 26-Dec-14 08:09:55

She could at least have made an effort and wrapped it.

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:10:59

It was unwrapped. Just dumped on the doorstep.

I've never had a hunting cat before. The rest of them are lazy and a bit thick.

Sandthorn Fri 26-Dec-14 08:13:00

You keep a cat, you take the consequences.

Are you saying you do cook meat for your family? I don't understand why, as you hate it so much.

CinnabarRed Fri 26-Dec-14 08:13:08

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without miniature sets of innards to add colour.

GlitzAndGigglesx Fri 26-Dec-14 08:14:30

When I was younger one of my cats brought me a half dead bird. It was flapping about on my living room floor aiming for the window. I think my reaction deafened the whole street

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:15:40

Yeah I cook meat for them. They like it, it's their choice but I do hate it. It's usually just me and DS and he chose not to be a vegetarian age 2 by saying "mmmm dead sheep, my wants eat it"

ThomasMaraJrsSubpoena Fri 26-Dec-14 08:17:40

You can eat the green wobbly bit; it's suitable for vegetarians. Some guy down the pub told me that, so it must be right.

BathshebaDarkstone Fri 26-Dec-14 08:17:58

fgrinat Peke

Shockers Fri 26-Dec-14 08:18:11

I think you're extremely ungrateful. Our cat regularly brings me half chewed furries, but yesterday... nothing.

Too busy lying around being stroked to consider his mum.

And me slaving over a hot stove too...

CatCushion Fri 26-Dec-14 08:18:40

My cat regularly brings live baby mice in for me to play with. I do manage to catch them under a glass (with her help) and take them outside. She has to stay inside for a couple of weeks and every evening she has been crying loudly to go out and play (so she can bring me a fresh Christmas present!) fgrin

Bohemond Fri 26-Dec-14 08:20:21

I get about 6 either half or regurgitated ones per day. He loves me very much....

tobysmum77 Fri 26-Dec-14 08:20:35

so can't ds deal with the dead mouse?

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:21:26

She brought in a live one the other week and gave it to ragdoll cat to play with, just as I came in from w very rare night out quite drunk.

I ended up standing with it in my hand for ages while DP tried to convince me that it would be fine outside in the cold and we are not finding it a warm box to sleep in at 4am

Themindboggles2014 Fri 26-Dec-14 08:23:11

It's pretty standard cat behaviour yes? I wouldn't touch it either unfortunately, unless absolutley unnecessary. You do feed the cat meat, right? Cats require meat in their diet to survive. Whether from biscuits or wet food.

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:23:28

No DS can't. He's 8 with severe learning disabilities and autism. I have to wait for DP to get out of bed, but he's working till 3am today so j can't even drag him up.

Although, this is the only problem I've had over Christmas so I'm pretty lucky really.

Hurr1cane Fri 26-Dec-14 08:24:57

Yeah the cats get meat, and treats, and DSs table scraps as soon as I turn my back. She didn't need the mouse to eat, she just wanted to bring a present.

Ok IABU and totally ungrateful.

angelicjen Fri 26-Dec-14 08:29:34

I thought my DP was acting a bit weird on Xmas evening. He kept smelling his presents and looking confused. He then whispered 'I can smell something rank. I thought it was your brother but now I'm not sure.' On closer inspection we found a very flat mouse down the side of the sofa. My mouse-hating house-proud mum was in the room. So were the in laws. sad I don't know who is feeling more outraged - them, me (I'm pregnant and v queasy too) or the cat who can't believe we were so ungrateful.
This is the story they will all now repeat about the day. Never mind my amazing lunch and beautifully wrapped gifts. Thanks cat.

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