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Darth Vader was born in our neighbor's back yard and only two kittens survived. The mom died or abandoned them or something, and when the neighbor found them they were pretty close to starving. Vet said he was a purebred Russian Blue, but I somehow doubt it under the circumstances.

Anyway, he learned to forage and eat anything that held still long enough. He particularly liked potatoes and green beans, but only if they had pepper on them.

He would also stroll in the house, all nonchalant, and walk in the bathroom before releasing the live mouse he carried in his mouth. Once Mom caught him at it, because the tail was hanging out, but usually he hid it better.

The bathroom was the perfect torture chamber, and if none of us shut the door for him he would play with it in the bathtub.
 
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Lauren Ritz wrote:
The bathroom was the perfect torture chamber, and if none of us shut the door for him he would play with it in the bathtub.


I deliberately taught my kittens to bring their prey to the tub. Easy to clean up, and things don't get away and roam the house. Having had destroyed mourning doves and bleeding snakes in my bed, I find it worth teaching them early so it never occurs to them to put them in my bed (which is not fun to find or clean) or loosein the kitchen (I had a colony of mice in the stove insulation due to a cat dropping a mouse to show me. Zoom! No catching it again now!)

Tubs. It's where the kitties are told to play.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Tubs. It's where the kitties are told to play.


That bathroom is essentially a sealed area--no gaps under the door, no way for a mouse to get out. We did hear him crying once because his "toy" had hidden inside the cabinet. Mom tried to keep him from bringing them inside at all, but he got really good at hiding them from her.
 
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Michael, our young Mouser-in-Training falls asleep during classes.
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