The cats seem finally to be out from under the house. The mouse had been MIA, so we speculated that it decided there were far too many predators in our home for this to be his home as well.
Only, a few days ago, the cat and both dogs seemed really interested in this spot behind the sideboard in the dining area. The dogs would go over an sniff and look around. The cat would crawl underneath to investigate. I never saw anything, and Stephan said he even moved the furniture out and saw nothing.
Christmas morning, I got up, let the dogs out, fed all the animals, and puttered around a bit. Finally, I went to get dressed. Stephan walked out into the kitchen and yelled, “Karen! You have to come see this!”
It was a dead mouse, right in the middle of the floor.
It looked like it had been dead a couple of days.
“I can’t believe you didn’t see this when you got up,” he said to me. I insisted it wasn’t there earlier. I surely would have noticed it.
So I think the pets finally caught it, and then saved it, hidden, behind the sideboard, until Christmas morning when they could give us a gift.
Well, can you prove they didn’t?