Cat And Mouse

Now I’ve seen everything.  Rosie, the Windsor Florist cat, has a new playmate and one that has come as a complete surprise.  It’s a little baby mouse the owner has named Pip, as in pipsqueak since he’s the size of a walnut.

The interesting thing is, Rosie is a consummate mouser I’ve seen in gory action.  Why this particular creature has been spared her expertise is one of those two-by-fours nature throws you, to keep you guessing.

The mouse sits by the heat way in the corner so you think you might be seeing things.  Rosie, also a heat lover, perches in front like a furry barricade.

This morning I tried hard to get it on film, but like any protector, Rosie refused to allow it chasing Pip who flew under the counter.

Peter, one of the workers said, the mouse has been in residence for over a week, an unheard of time for Rosie not to pounce her prey.

I thought about this becoming quite fascinated by it.  Rosie is alone a lot…especially on the weekends, and maybe she just needs a companion.  Yeah, okay…are you drinking again Susannah?  This is not an Aesop’s Fable…but again, nature is full of surprises.  The other day someone mentioned how lions who kill zebras and antelopes, adopt their babies.  We’ve seen dogs and cats, raccoons and birds share food like they were at a soup kitchen.

The other day I saw cardinals and squirrels basking in the sun together like country neighbors.

I then say, when you consider all of that, what’s so strange about Pip and Rosie?

A reminder that even in the natural world, love is all you need.

Right Rosie?




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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16 Responses to Cat And Mouse

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Is it a deer mouse? They have white on their chest and are very cute. I hope everyone doesn’t get too attached to Pip, although how could anyone help it? One of these days the cat and mouse will play a bit too hard and Pip will issue his last squeak!


  2. Oh, just like all those Disney films like when Bambi’s mom dies. I wish I could have a heart to heart talk with Rosie, but you know how women can be 🙂


  3. That mouse wouldn’t last a day in my house. We have a ton of them outside but they don’t come in. Smart mice!


  4. Patricia says:

    Maybe Rosie is just waiting for the little guy to fatten up a bit.


  5. Rosie is a beauty! I’ll hope for a happy ending, but something tells me Pip needs to high tail it outta there and fast.

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  6. Oh Pip, Pip, Pip you’re in grave danger.


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