Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Penny and the mouse.

Howdy mates.  I, Stella, was lucky the other day to have our old Penny cat back me up in a mouse hunt.  Well actually, she was the leader, I followed behind.  A lot behind.  Our dad was in the family room and a little mouse decided to jump on the chair near him.  Cheeky blighter.  When dad moved it jumped behind the lounge chair and when we investigated there was mouse poo there.  Ewwww.  They always come inside when our cold weather starts.  

Anyhoo, mum yells, get Penny!  Dad moves the chairs out and Penny sniffs around with me right behind her.  No mouse.  Phew.  Dad gets the vacuum out and starts cleaning and all of a sudden, Penny pounces and has the mouse.  We let her outside, and you don't want to hear the rest of that story!  

Needless to say, mum and dad were proud of her.  I, Stella, got absolutely no recognition for my part in the hunt.  

Here is our old girl.  Penny, 18 1/2 years old, she has dementia, advanced kidney disease, is deaf and has dodgy eyesight but can still catch a mouse. 

Hope you are all well.  We are all good and send you all our love.
No worries, and love, Stella (and Carol)

 X X X


  1. Well done Penny, but Stella, I can't imagine how you failed to get any recognition for this brave feat.
    Good to hear from you though.
    Toodle pip!

  2. I am recognizing you, Stella - great job and excellent job to Penny for finishing the job! Well done to both of you!

  3. Hari oM
    WTG Penny ol' gal... Stella, it is both unfair and inappropriate that you have been overlooked for your valuable support to Penny in her ambush of the mouse. I trust that you will now get an extra treat due to all the protest here!!!

    Meanwhile, LOVELY to see you here and sending Love all the back to you and mum!!! Hugs and wags, and whiskeries for Penny. YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Wow for Penny! I'm certain, Stella, that your cheering her on did the trick!

  5. Way to go Penny!! Good to hear from you
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. I, for one, have missed your posts. Glad that Penny's instincts remain. Good for her. Take care, Elinor T in Florida

  7. You have a very beautiful cat! Nice job Penny on the rodent catch, I am sure you assisted Penny as best you could Stella:P Loved reading this post, made me laugh:)
    World of Animals

  8. Good work, girls! I am sure Penny needed your help, Stella. I always am a bit startled when you say it's getting colder as we are just warming up to spring, until I remember that you're in the Southern Hemisphere...

  9. We have issues when the weather turns warm! Luckily, Harlow and Monty are more than happy to run them out of the house. Good girl, Penny, and good girl, Stella!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

  10. Oh, please do not tell mom the rest of the mouse story because it could get ugly and I know this firstpaw. I was at Grandma's house last week and I caught a baby bunny and mom went CRACKER CRAZY and stole my baby bunny from me and I was in all kinds of trouble. Pawty pooper she is. And the baby bunny lives to see another day. Sigh.

  11. We haven't had a mouse in the house in a really long time. Nissy used to bring chippies inside, and Constance used to bring in garden snakes, but no one brings in mice. At least not now. And believe-you-me, no mouse would ever come into our house "willingly." MOUSES!

  12. Hey Stella, long time no see!
    We know what it's like having mice, we gets them whenever the winter comes! We don't have a kitty though and Ma says I'm useless when it comes to mice. It's not my faults, I just know dey are to quick for me, plus they don't taste very good BOL! Hope you're doing well. Good job you and Penny was there to save the humans from the mousy!

    Love Milo xo


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