Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

“Fiona, checking out the new ‘hood in Columbia Heights”

“Gomez, an Australian cattle dog living in Logan Circle, enjoying some beach time.”

“Stella from H St, and an unnamed mouse visitor”

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  • Gomez is beautiful!

    So what happened with Stella and the mouse after the photo was taken?

  • msmaryedith

    I am too much of a softie to watch my cat eat a mouse, so I captured it and released it outside. I don’t think Stella had any intentions of eating it–just wanted a new friend. She scared the crap out of it, though!

    • My cat had a visitor like this. He would do the catch and release thing. I swooped in one catch and picked it up and put it outside.

      Cat was having fun.

  • I need to know…did Stella eat the mouse? I’m amazed that you got a shot of that.

    • msmaryedith

      No, I couldn’t bear to watch it! So I let it go. I did snap another picture of her carrying the mouse in her mouth, but it was a lot more blurry!

      • You are a better person than I! Though, my cat would be more afraid of the mouse than I would be. She’s kind of worthless in that respect.

        • Haha–my cats too. They wouldn’t know what to do with a mouse if it came up and hit them upside the head! 😛

  • Great shot of Stella and the mouse. I’m like you—I would have let it go and have done so in the past. Those little critters have such cute little faces.

    • msmaryedith

      Seriously! My coworker and I were comparing mouse stories and she told me that when they found one in her house she lobbied with the roommates to keep it as a pet, it was so cute!

      • This is me. I always want to take them away from my cat and nurse them back to health. HOWEVER, I will say that the ghost of a murdered mouse hangs around the house for about a year, deterring other mice from coming in. So I turn my back, stuff a knuckle in my mouth, and ask my husband to dispose of the remains when the cat is finished. (Cat is the worst kind of hunter– kills for sport, not food.)

      • So a rat should die because it is ugly, but a mouse should live because it is cute?

        • something like that. I know, it’s not consistent.

        • austindc

          Yes. Unless it can do tricks or cook like that rat in that movie, Rata…ratatatooo… whatever, I can’t spell it. But you know what I mean. That movie with a cooking rat. Man, that rat was cool. I would also probably steer clear of the Rats of NIMH.

  • I can just imagine the expletives running through that mouse’s head. If only mice could curse.

  • me

    Fiona is an identical match to my Victoria, who is 3.5 years old. She wears a pink heart as well!! 🙂

  • I want a cat!!!

  • Mice are only cute until they turd in your house.

    • Well, there is that. Especially when you’re not sure what you just wiped up with the kitchen sponge and then you figure it out.

  • Well, while the house mouse is at least an indigenous species to North America, the brown rat is an invader from Asia and Europe, arriving in the 18th century, so there is some justification for exterminating rats, whlie releasing mice back into the wild.

    • austindc

      I hope this policy doesn’t apply to the descendents of humans who also came over from Europe and Asia in the 18th century. . . better get out my house mouse costume just to be safe.

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