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Apparently teeth are optional...

post #1 of 7
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So, this morning we woke up to a present.

A completely unmarked, yet very dead mouse, perfectly placed in the middle of the kitchen carpet...and one very proud big white cat.

Now Cotton's always been our mighty hunter, but there's one minor catch in that he had all of his teeth removed 2 1/2 weeks ago. So apparently our toothless, still healing cat still neatly killed a present for us. The only difference was that, unlike other presents, this one wasn't decapitated (probably due to the lack of teeth).

Apparently teeth are optional when cats hunt.
I love my big cat.
post #2 of 7
Awwww...I guess a whole mouse is better. Cotton just wants to make his mama proud!
post #3 of 7
Our old boy Benson () used to catch mice despite the same handicaps (of age), although at a certain point he switched over to socks & man was he proud of himself!! He used to wake the entire house up with his mreowing after he caught a nice white rolled pair!

In his final year (he was 18 when he died of cancer) he caught one mouse, no one in at the cottage could believe it and we all decided the mouse had a heart-attack right in front of him & Benson went with it
post #4 of 7
He looks like a pretty fierce old man, imagine being as small as a mouse and comfronted by him! It crossed my mind one day when I'd waited so long to buy cat food that you could actually see the bottom of most of the bowls thar I'm glad cats are small and don't hunt in packs.
post #5 of 7
Cow with no teeth catches baby rabbits & mice - oh when I saw him get a baby rabbit the first time I was beyond amazed.
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Cow with no teeth catches baby rabbits & mice - oh when I saw him get a baby rabbit the first time I was beyond amazed.
That makes me feel better. We found the mouse and he sauntered over, sat by it and puffed up his chest and I was thinking..."okaaay. So you killed it...Umm...well...good cat?" It took awhile to wrap my brain around it.
post #7 of 7
Speaking about no teeth.

Cats can eat wet and dried cat food with no teeth.

I learned about this because a family friend adopted a cat with no teeth because some mean a-hole decided that it would better to pull out the cat's teeth with pilers so it wouldn't bite them.

Anyway, the cat is old cat and doing well.
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