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'Gifts' your cats have brought in.

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curlyclaz13 · 27/08/2013 21:47

What gifts have you had from your cats ? Small cat has just 'caught' half a sausage, we have also had a live mouse this week which dp had to rescue from inside the piano after the cats spent all of sunday staring at it !
Other memorable gifts include fish x 2, a birds egg, a birds nest (the cat moved it and hid it in one of mum's shoes ) and the leg from a stuffed toy. There have been the usual animals mainly dead including squirrels and live frogs and birds. bless 'em !

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TooTabooToBoo · 27/08/2013 23:07

Oh, somebody else has a Ginger Moron too!!! Grin

Well, my Ginger Moron kills things dead. There is not a single bit of raw cauliflower that has ever survived his hunting skills. Just to make sure you realise how 'ard he is, he growls non stop while he has it. (See also, cucumber, roast potato and plastic lid off a bottle of water)

Evil Cat on the other hand she doesn't kill things, she maims them and then brings them to me at which point she loses interest and I am left to deal with the fall out Angry

She has a love for huge moths Every year without fail, she finds one and brings it into the living room where she deposits it, watches it go batshit crazy (with it's one functioning wing) and then leaves. I am left to scream and go hysterical dispose of the bloody thing.

She has surpassed herself this year, most nights I have had a fucking moth the size of a Boeing 747 dumped in front of me! She is a very intelligent cat, almost dog-like in her response to instructions. I shout "GET THAT FUCKING THING OUT OF MY HOUSE" and she does.

She dropped one on my foot the other night, I can still feel it

LouisaJF · 27/08/2013 23:08

Mine once brought home a whole cooked joint of roast beef and dumped it on the dining room carpet. I was tempted to send him out with a shopping list!

I could just picture the poor soul who got their Sunday roast out to rest and when they turned round it had gone. "But I definitely put it there..."

fortyplus · 27/08/2013 23:09

Inept cat is ginger too! I wonder if there's a link

Follyfoot · 27/08/2013 23:10

Years ago, two of my cats worked together (I can only assume) to bring a fully grown pheasant home and wedge it firmly in the cat flap.

TooTabooToBoo · 27/08/2013 23:11

There needs to be a poll, cat colour and level of intelligence Grin

TooTabooToBoo · 27/08/2013 23:12

My next door neighbour's cat once caught a wood pigeon.

He left it splayed, Christ-like, on the front garden with what appeared t be a perfect slice from it's breast bone to it's tail.

He is a psycho though (and Ginger)

fortyplus · 27/08/2013 23:19

Ok - Tigress cat is tortoiseshell and has an IQ higher than mine.
Inept ginger cat probably somewhere just above the average earthworm (though he's very successful at winding me right round his soppy white paws!)

volvocowgirl · 27/08/2013 23:22

My beautiful scruff used to bring in birds, luckily all completely dead. But over the last few months she seems to be changing tactics as she is now bringing in the neighbour's bush branch by branch. I think she's attempting to make a nest to make the birdies come to her. She always sings a little song when she brings stuff in, it used to fill me with dread when I heard it thinking I'd be dealing with a dead thing, now I'm not so bothered due to the branches, there is of course the other option - that she's trying to lull me in to a false sense of security and will eventually bring me in a huge half dead thing for me to deal with...

My old cat used to bring in live frogs and let them free in the house pretty much once a week. Once it'd stopped playing dead I'd spend about an hour each time chasing it round the living room.

TooTabooToBoo · 27/08/2013 23:23

Grin yes, Ginger Moron is very good at the cute but dumb look, I fall for it every time.

Evil Cat is black and white (and very fluffy) and has an IQ comparable to Stephen Hawking.

They are also both very small (the cats, not SH - although he may be?)

TooTabooToBoo · 27/08/2013 23:24

pmsl @ building a nest to make the birdies come to her Grin

clareyfarey · 27/08/2013 23:27

Ginger Alan = intelligence of a small boiled potato. Took him 6 months to learn that the cat flap was DIY, and he didn't have to wait for me to open it.

soaccidentprone · 27/08/2013 23:28

Yes, I think it must be the curse of the stupid ginger male cats.

He used to sleep on his back with his paws in the air, and occasionally roll and fall off the sofa. He always looked really shocked as though 'how the hell did that happen?' Every single timeGrin

PistachioTruffle · 27/08/2013 23:40

A sparrow that had clearly been dead for quite some time, and has begun to decompose.

Apart from that, nothing, Nada. Zilch. Cat is clearly an idiot and would surely starve if left to its own devices. It does a good job at packing away the iams though!

blondieminx · 27/08/2013 23:40

Blondiecat is an absolute terror. We had to throw away a rug after she massacred a bunny on it. Plus endless shrews/mice/frogs/birds.

She is a Bengal cross, so tabby-ish (pic in profile)

At one point we had 3 bells on her collar and she was still bringing stuff in

TooTabooToBoo · 28/08/2013 00:11

I do love a good cat stupidity/evilness thread Grin

Pascha · 28/08/2013 08:32

Gosh one of mine is a Ginger Moron too! He caught the headless frog but its the only thing in 12 years. The Snowshoe is the real hunter.

EauRouge · 28/08/2013 08:40

My cats were very generous on the morning that my new mattress was delivered (7am delivery) and left a dead bird and a live frog under the bed. I'd read that you weren't meant to pick up frogs so I scooped it into the nearest box I could find and went outside to empty it into the pond. It wasn't keen so I had to shake the box a bit to get it out. If my early-rising neighbours had looked outside at that particular moment, they would have seen me in my dressing gown furiously shaking a box of tampons into the pond.

Meid · 28/08/2013 08:40

Female - tabby/tort quite good at hunting but not too bothered most of the tie
Female - black not particularly skilled

My previous cat was very skilled - ginger female - she had the best patience and concentration I've ever seen in a cat. She would stay still and wait.

We are in South Africa and regularly have mice, shrews, rats and geckos brought in. We once had a live snake (much screaming from entire family) and last week for the first time a mole - I had never seen a mole before, it was soooo cute and didn't seem injured so it lived to see another day.

FlankShaftMcWap · 28/08/2013 09:06

The current pride of cats bring in the usual fare. Voles, shrews, birds and the odd rat. We had a lizard once which survived with just a damaged tail to DS1 released it next to the river.

Nothing they bring in has ever beaten the present my old lovely soft boy brought home 15 year's ago though... 2 newborn kittens! I heard him meowing on the step one afternoon so went to let him in and he was sat in front of the door with a tiny kitten held gently in his mouth! I was staggered, he was a neutered male so no chance of it being his, I could only assume he had found it outside somewhere and decided to mother it. I took it to the vet for a check and began the process of hand rearing, then the next day he brought another one home!! I was wary of opening my door for the next week in case I ended up with an entire litter but there were only the two.

I did search the bushes and sheds nearby for more or a mother but found nothing. Had no responses to notices in the local shops and Vets either. It remains a mystery! I miss that mad old cat Grin

BigcatLittlecat · 28/08/2013 09:23

@Flank what a lovely story. Made me cry! I would move one of mine to bring a kitten home! I really wouldn't mind!
Currently our cats bring nothing home! Big cat I think was too old when we got her although she does like to sit on windowsill and talk to them! Little cat has never bought anything home as to put it bluntly she's too stupid! She's the love of my life and loves to talk and cuddle!
Out old cat known as Fluffy Boy once brought home a dead bird! He was very pleased with himself. The general Consensus was the bird was already dead when it fell out of the tree and landed at his feet! Smile
Loving these stories!

moonbells · 28/08/2013 11:15

Flank that's an amazing story. Did you keep the kittens?

LovelyWeatherForDucks · 28/08/2013 13:37

Love this!

One year, my cat (snow Bengal) brought me a livefrog on my birthday. The next year, she brought me an expired pigeon (and was merrily chomping into it). Not sure why she coincidentally seems to bring things on my birthday! I am nervous about what this year brings...

FlankShaftMcWap · 29/08/2013 06:24

moonbells I kept them until 12 week's and then I gave them to my dad, he wasn't a cat person till he met them but he adores them. They are huge now and getting on a bit but I always look at them and see those two tiny scraps on my doorstep Smile

carameldecaflatte · 29/08/2013 06:57

Great thread!

We heard a lot of flapping of the cat flap one day, only to find boycat dragging a deceased squirrel through it. Bless him. Shock Other offerings include slow worms left in the living room, many mice and the odd bird. Girlcat likes to shred butterflies and watch them flapping on the patio Sad

mkmjimmy · 29/08/2013 15:04

Large stuffed owl, baby's sock, several small tennis balls, stuffed toy dog, more cat toys, small jumper, one of those cubes that hang off a pram's handle, cat toy with feathers get the picture.

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