This morning I was at my computer and Miss Dilly was sitting on the window sill in the hallway a few paces away, when she started yowling. Knowing that a tabby tom cat new to the block had made several attempts to infiltrate Castle Coleborn I got up to see what had her swearing so loudly.
I was just in to time to see Oberon sauntering toward the open window with a wriggling rodent in his jaws!
“Foiled” I yelled at them both. “No chasing live mice around the house today!”
Oberon stood there for a moment – staring me in the eye – and proceeded to play catch with his unfortunate rodent victim – until he spotted Miss Dilly sneaking a stealthy progress from under the patio table.
*snap* and mousey was no more . Oberon proceeded to eat it – starting at the head, whilst Miss Dilly watched with acute interest.
He left her the tail and back feet. So generous…