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didireallysaythat Mon 17-Dec-12 22:26:48

So we have three hunting cats who don't often bring us whole mice but we regularly find what I presume is the liver of (again I presume) a mouse.

Do cats consider the liver to be a delicacy in which case I should feel flattered or inedible in which case what am I supposed to do with it ?

It wouldn't be so bad (for me, I suspect the mouse would take a different view) but a liver is quite small and easily overlooked in the kitchen (whereas the live rat was slightly easier to locate...)

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 17-Dec-12 22:45:04

They usually leave the bit of the liver containing the nasty bitter gall bladder.

didireallysaythat Tue 18-Dec-12 20:01:28

That makes sense - there's a green bit on it.

I'm just not sure why they would puck the liver out and lovingly carry it to me. I suspect they are expressing their disquiet about having the snip...

Sleepyfergus Tue 18-Dec-12 20:06:27

I feel for you! We have 3 cats, both hunters who constantly bring us gifts. Sometimes alive, most often dead. We've had mice, rats, squirrels, koi carp and countless birds, pigeons being the favourite.

I prefer them whole, but frequently get various organs, intestines, heads, feet etc. Gross!

If this is love, I'd rather they didn't bother!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 18-Dec-12 20:09:07

I never think its's love, more put this in the bin love theres a good girl.

didireallysaythat Wed 19-Dec-12 20:07:01

Koi ? Now that's classy ! We've had a moor hen, a baby squirrel (looked like an alien) and my favourite, a mole. Mice and rats are too ordinary now...

FlibberdeGibbet Wed 19-Dec-12 20:10:06

Had half a rabbit once. Twas the rear end (complete with cute fluffy bob-tail). To paraphrase Shakespeare "who would have thought the dead rabbit would have so much blood in him."

Well, not in him exactly, more smeared around my kitchen like a crazed feline mafiosa hit squad.

Daisybell1 Thu 20-Dec-12 21:54:53

When my boys came home after 11 months in the shelter, on his first trip out one brought us a woodpecker grin

cozietoesie Thu 20-Dec-12 22:01:15

The Lodger pretty well raised himself on the streets so was given to thieving from all available sources, including local houses (with open windows I guess) and the local takeaways. He was a superb hunter of small mammals but brought us home the real prizes. Lamb chops, half eaten spare ribs, half fish........

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 21-Dec-12 08:43:07

Ah Cozie the The Street Lord was also like the lodger. He specialised in half cooked spare ribs that he had pinched from a BBQ. If we ever dared to have chinese he would stand and stare at us as we ate it.
The tail less wonder despite her balance issues is the most prolific hunter I have ever owned. She never eats she kills with a single blow - an assissination. When she finds a rat nest she will systematically kill every rat living there.

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