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An early morning surprise...

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Now I know how much Heidy loves me as this morning she decided to bring me an early morning present.

I was woken up about 7.15am by her sitting in the window meowing very loudly at me. I thought she just wanted attention so I patted the bed so she can snuggle in with me like she likes to do. Next thing I know she is sitting at the end of the bed, still meowing. I get up to give her a pat and find the dead sparrow she had left me.

I was so grossed out! I put her and the sparrow back out the window but even after I changed my bed I still couldn't sleep.

But at least I know she loves me...

Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else?
post #2 of 22
Awww, she doesn't want her mommy to go hungry!

Way back we had a cat Morgan, he used to bring in many things and they usually weren't dead though, a few things would have been much better if they were...he used to bring in cacadas (ewww, I hate those things!) and once he brought in a bat!
post #3 of 22
Nope, my cats are indoors only. But, I think she wanted to show you what she did! She wanted her mama to be proud of her!! Kinda icky, but her best interest was in it!!!
post #4 of 22
Makes me glad my two are housecats...unless something gets IN they can't get it.

<shudder>
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
lol, don't get me wrong, I appreciate her gesture and I will always be proud of her, but mummy didnt exactly want dead sparrow for breakfast, and especially not at that time of the morning
post #6 of 22
Oh yes! Sasha brings me mouse heads he has bitten off in the Fall months.
post #7 of 22
Our lot bring us prezzies from time to time.

Fawn is the most prolific hunter -- mice, birds -- one time a crow. She usually brings them in live and kills them inside -- if she gets a chance, that is. I do try to rescue them.

The sweetest, funniest of the prezzies, I think, was Samantha's (RB) first mouse. She was dancing and prancing all over the place, and I just wasn't getting the message -- until I left the bedroom and found this little critter -- quite dead, but still warm -- in the entrance to the livingroom. A lovely, plump fellow -- and she just kept dancing all around me. Talk about wanting to show off her prize!! Of course, I complimented her on her prowess, and on the fine specimen she'd found -- and disappeared it as soon as she wasn't looking! She was nine or ten months old at the time.
post #8 of 22
I had a cat back when I was a teenager who was an indoor/outdoor cat and he used to always bring us presents. Many times when we opened the front door, there would be dead mice, birds, or lizards laying there. He always looked so proud of himself!
post #9 of 22
Isn't it funny how their presents can be so disgusting and heartwarming at the same time?
post #10 of 22
Eeeeeeek Rosie and Sophie are indoor kitts and the only thing Rosie brings for me in her mouth is a small sack with catnip inside! but "clever Heidy for bringing mummy a present!!"
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Eeeeeeek Rosie and Sophie are indoor kitts and the only thing Rosie brings for me in her mouth is a small sack with catnip inside! but "clever Heidy for bringing mummy a present!!"
My cats are indoor only, too, but five years ago I lived next to a couple who's cat, Zoe, was indoor/outdoor. Zoe would leave dead mice and moles outside my apartment door and I was always extremely honored that she brought some of her gifts to me! She was a sweet kitty-cat.
post #12 of 22
What a good girl Heidy is - bringing her mommy breakfast in bed!!

One of ours left a mouse under my husbands pillow once. He woke up about 3AM swearing that the bed stunk, turned on the light and started pushing pillows all around the bed trying to find out where the smell was coming from. He was lying on his stomach, did a push up to push pillows around and the dead mouse was mashed against his chest (it was summer and he was bare-chested). It fell off onto the bed and he screamed as I laughed. The mouse had been under the pillows (there was a circle of rotten stuff on the pillow) and when Steve moved them around, it was pushed under him where it stuck to his body. We had to get up and change the sheets and throw out the pillow at 3AM that night.
post #13 of 22
Awwwww isn't that sweet!

I hope Lee's (who lives next door) cat doesn't leave anything on my doorstep!!
post #14 of 22
I would've died!!! Oscar brings me paper balls and soda lids in bed every morning but it is just because he wants me to throw it so he can chase after it and bring it back. Then I have to throw it again and he brings it back. Then I throw it again and he brings it back....until I can't go back to sleep and have to get up. I am fortunate enough to have never woken up to a dead bird. At least it was a fresh one!!!
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by shimmer
lol, don't get me wrong, I appreciate her gesture and I will always be proud of her, but mummy didnt exactly want dead sparrow for breakfast, and especially not at that time of the morning

Hehe... I Know!!! I think you were VERY brave to get that thing out of your house. I would have screamed. I would be too grossed out to touch it even if I had gloves on or even a shovel!! I would have had to call someone to come and get it out of my house!!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Oh yes! Sasha brings me mouse heads he has bitten off in the Fall months.

Oh my goodness!! That would REALLY freak me out!! I would probably even have nightmares!!
post #17 of 22
It IS a little macabre....but I honestly feel he thinks they're a delicacy he just has to share. Such a generous boy!
post #18 of 22
When it was still safe for my cats to be indoor/outdoor cats I had a cat door and they would come in and out at their whim. In the middle of the night I often heard them arrive in and then a scurrying, flurrying around in another part of the house. I would check and Silver would have brought in a mouse or a bird or a vole or often cicadas and was having a grand time hunting them inside. The ciccadas used to 'whirrr' angrily at him but it didn't phase him, and a lot of mornings I would wake up and find mouse tails and feet on the kitchen floor. I learned not to go and investigate after I heard the definitive 'crunching' of a mouse getting its head crunched because it was never nice.

My cats now are indoors and I will regularly wake up with gifts in the bed of sponge rubber balls and other easily carried toys.

Kathryn
post #19 of 22
Oh, I just remembered . . .
When I was a girl we had a white cat named Tinker. Behind our house was a small stream with a bit of a marsh around it. Tinker used to love hunting frogs. We always knew when he had been out hunting frogs - sometimes we would also find a frog on the door step, but there were many times he would come in wet and muddied up ito a straight line that ran from his chin along his body and the bottom of his tail. He was a mess - but a happy mess! Heheheh. He also used to like to chase the water down the bathtub drain after a bath - it didn't matter how deep it still was when he jumped in.

Kathryn
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Oh yes! Sasha brings me mouse heads he has bitten off in the Fall months.

Oh Eddie......ugh!



Thank goodness my 3 are indoor kits......
post #21 of 22
HAHA LOL! Susie.
Now that we have little Saba, I wonder what quirks in Sasha's beahvior will rub off on her.....
He really does do that, you know...brings me mouse heads. But I will add that many times he'll bring them inside and get under the bed with the mouse. Then I'll hear the "crunch" and "off with it's head". It's really unnerving. Really.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
HAHA LOL! Susie.
Now that we have little Saba, I wonder what quirks in Sasha's beahvior will rub off on her.....
He really does do that, you know...brings me mouse heads. But I will add that many times he'll bring them inside and get under the bed with the mouse. Then I'll hear the "crunch" and "off with it's head". It's really unnerving. Really.


As I said before.....
Oh Eddie......ugh!!!

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