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Gifts from your cat????

post #1 of 26
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As most of you seem to be from the States or Canada (correct me if Im wrong here peeps) I wondered what gifts your kitty cats bring you. So I'll start.....

Cher (who lives with Nanny in Grandad in England) often brings in frogs as a present for softy Grandad and running for the hills Nanny

Prince so far hasn't brought me anything god forbid he brings a seagull in the future as we live by the sea in England- hee hee only joking the seagulls round here are the size of a small dog.

So come on cat lovers Id love to hear what things your kitty's bring from other parts of the world.....

Hugs xxxx
post #2 of 26
Jason brings us everything from lizards and dragonflies to birds and mice. Most of the things he catches he just leaves on the back patio when he's done, but he actually bothers to leave the mice on our doorstep. It's very nice
post #3 of 26
Mine don't go outside, but they do kill any and every bug that gets into the house. They know better than to bring them to me though, lol. *shivers*

Charlie and Ramsey DO play fetch with me though! They find their favorite toys and drop them at my feet, then wind around my legs until I get the hint. If I don't catch on quickly enough, I get yelled at, but I've learned to pay closer attention.
post #4 of 26
Mine are all indoors now and can only provide me with the occasional suicidal mouse, but Hunter used to bring me squirrels.

I used to be allowed to keep food dishs at the gas station for the feral colony rather than dumping their kibble on the ground, and one morning I found a single blue jay feather. I don't know if it was a thank you gift or just left behind, but I saved it.
post #5 of 26
Oh, yes, our indoor/outdoor kitties bring us presents all the time. I've suggested that in the case of squirrels and rabbits, accept it as a gift, as both are good for humans to eat.

My Zane is an indoor cat, but he has brought me mice.

That is the domestic cat's ancient function. It is why our ancestors invited cats to share their home with them. Cats are carnivorous predators, or predatory carnivores if you prefer to put it that way. We should not object to them acting according to their nature.

As the late, great JRR Tolkein:

Cat
The fat cat on the mat
may seem to dream
of nice mice that suffice
for him, or cream;
but he free, maybe,
walks in thought
unbowed, proud, where loud
roared and fought
his kin, lean and slim,
or deep in den
in the East feasted on beasts
and tender men.
The giant lion with iron
claw in paw,
and huge ruthless tooth
in gory jaw;
the pard dark-starred,
fleet upon feet,
that oft soft from aloft
leaps upon his meat
where woods loom in gloom --
far now they be,
fierce and free,
and tamed is he;
but fat cat on the mat
kept as a pet
he does not forget.
post #6 of 26
Freya often brings me pairs of folded socks...she hunts them out of the sock drawer or the laundry hamper and presents them to me. She also hunts moths and any bugs...she kills them and comes and gets one of us to have us remove it.

Cotton once brought a decapitated mouse.
On the up-side, we've not had a single mouse in the house since we got him and in a century home, that's saying something.
post #7 of 26
Probably the most memorable gift was brought to my mother by her blue DLH, Gulliver.

One day Mom was was lying in bed because her arthritis was acting up and she could barely move. I was in my room and heard Mom yell to get in her room. After that, I heard "Good kitty" then "Jan! Get in here!!!!!!"

Gulliver had caught and brought her a mouse and dropped it on her chest. A cute, little, baby mouse. I removed and discarded it.

Oh, meanwhile, Dad was under the covers next to Mom and snickering. Despite her pain and stiffness, Mom still managed to whack him a good one.
post #8 of 26
Well, I am not in the US or Canada and my cats are all outdoor/indoor. Gifts from my beloved "children" include lizards, rats, mice, birds, frogs, butterflies, cockroaches, bees, earthworms, moths, and most recently due to the rains the noisy cicadas.
post #9 of 26
When I lived in Texas, my (OTB) manx cat Max would bring me tails from the small lizards that lived down there. Their tails would fall off easily if pulled too hard (they would grow back), and Max had a fascination with tails (seeing that he didn't have one of his own).

One of my dear cats left a mouse under DH's pillow one day, which he didn't find until the middle of the night. Another tried to tuck a dead mouse into my briefcase one day. Good thing I found it before I flipped the flap shut and carried it into work.

My dogs on the other hand have brought me bunnies, birds and frogs.
post #10 of 26
My Smokey (RIP) used to bring us mice. Sometimes they were no longer live & sometimes they were still alive (my mom hated these gifts).

My current cats don't go outside & being on the second floor we have never had any critters. THe gifts I get are often their toys in my bed at night. It was very common when Isaac was little I would wake up with 6or 7 sparkle balls in my bed. Jordan now brings a variety of toys into my bed room. Some in the bed, the rest on the floor at the foot of my bed. Apparently he feels I should be playing in the middle of the night????
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post #12 of 26
Ollie sometimes brings me his poop. He's a sweety, but not the brightest cat out there. He'll just bring it up onto my bed in his mouth and drop it on my comforter. Yay.

Other than that, nothing.
post #13 of 26
I was JUST chased back into my house by my lovely Miss Kitty & the half-dead vole in her mouth She usually doesn't bring them home to us, just brings them home to show us then eats them (everything except the stomach!). We expect about 2 a day, she's a pretty voracious hunter!

My old cat Riki used to bring me home birds & let them go in the house I don't know if she was trying to teach me, or just save them for later. She was so good we had a bell on her collar but she used to walk with her shoulder over top of it so it wouldn't jingle! She never caught song birds, only sparrows.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
Ollie sometimes brings me his poop. He's a sweety, but not the brightest cat out there. He'll just bring it up onto my bed in his mouth and drop it on my comforter. Yay.

Other than that, nothing.
Lucky you! If he isn't a very good hunter I guess that's all he has to bring you. It is sweet of him, but ewww.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
Ollie sometimes brings me his poop. He's a sweety, but not the brightest cat out there. He'll just bring it up onto my bed in his mouth and drop it on my comforter. Yay.

Other than that, nothing.


Ohhh... niiiice!
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by LawGuy View Post
Ollie sometimes brings me his poop. He's a sweety, but not the brightest cat out there. He'll just bring it up onto my bed in his mouth and drop it on my comforter. Yay.

Other than that, nothing.
I hope he's not also one of those cats that likes to lick you on your face!
post #17 of 26
My cats are indoor only, so they don't bring me any creatures. None of them really bring me anything. Pooch fetches, and he drops his toy in front of me so I could toss it for him to trot after. Rinse and repeat. I like to think that he thinks of it as a "hunting session". He "hunts" his toy to bring back to me because he loves me. Ha! I like believing that.
post #18 of 26
My cat, Bucky bring me live birds, doesn't hurt them, but holds them in her mouth on the back deck and will just sit there and wait for me. She wants to bring them into the house which is not going to happen, but I appreciate her donation to the food supply. Sometimes I feed her some chicken that night so she thinks we are eating the bird. The birds will fly away once I get her to release it. I am just amazed she doesn't hurt them.
post #19 of 26
Fuzzy (RIP) left the biggest ground squirrel I'd ever seen on the driveway next to where DH parks. Fuzzy favored DH, so I know the gift was intended for him. DH wasn't home, but there was a man working in the yard that day and I asked him to please dispose of the ground squirrel. He carried it away on a shovel and threw it in the woods. Fuzzy watched and didn't look happy. When DH got home that evening, he found that the dead ground squirrel had mysteriously reappeared, in the same spot it was in before. DH gave it a proper burial to prevent it from coming back.

Now we have indoor cats, and Daisy hunts and brings me DH's socks. I stay up late watching TV and she'll steal a sock, carry it up the hall (meowing all the way) and put it somewhere near me (like on my slipper). One night, I got up to go to the bathroom and came back to find DH's sock on my pillow!
post #20 of 26
Just this morning Jordan was kind enough to bring me at least 2 sparkle balls. I like to think it's because he thinks I want to play, but the truth is I know it is because he is trying to demand I play with him.
post #21 of 26
Zane's indoor, but he has sometimes brought me mice.

Good kitty!
post #22 of 26
Now THAT'S funny!

We had one that kept bringing garden snakes. Currently I receive an occasional mourning dove. Sometimes decapitated.
post #23 of 26
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"Ollie sometimes brings me his poop. He's a sweety, but not the brightest cat out there. He'll just bring it up onto my bed in his mouth and drop it on my comforter. Yay.

Other than that, nothing"
Now THAT'S funny!

We had one that kept bringing garden snakes. Currently I receive an occasional mourning dove. Sometimes decapitated.
post #24 of 26
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Now THAT'S funny!

We had one that kept bringing garden snakes. Currently I receive an occasional mourning dove. Sometimes decapitated.
At least the mourning dove is something you could gut, pluck and roast. (That's what 'squab' is you know.)
post #25 of 26
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I hope he's not also one of those cats that likes to lick you on your face!
Nope. The top of my head on the other hand, he loves to lick.
post #26 of 26
My SiSi used to bring me mice with the heads bit off... such a proud girl she was over this showing of great love towards me.
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