Skunkmouse is a very good friend of our inside cats. He lives in the magic wheelbarrow with his friend Mr. Spring and other folks our cats like, but Skunkmouse is the cats’ BFF.
After years of spending nights asleep in the wheelbarrow Skunkmouse began to wander through the house at night. I didn’t know about his nightly expeditions until Turk and Swiffer alerted me to the presence of possible pantry invaders.
I opened the door to find Skunkmouse hiding in the pantry in the company of Mr. Spring.
I’m always up for solving a mystery, so I set up a camera to track their nightly wanderings.
I was not surprised to see that Skunkmouse was the leader of the wayward duo. Here you see him waiting as Mr. Spring rappels down from the wheelbarrow. The two miscreants then hold a brief planning meeting before setting out on their expedition.
First they make a stop at the mysterious and wonderful box, presumably in an effort to understand why their feline friends are so enamored of time in the box.
They then move on for a short stop at Sofia’s ball-in-the-track toy, where they carefully stay in the center of the scratching pad rather than expose themselves to the dangers of Sofia’s speeding ball.
They were out of camera range after that, so I had to set up a second observation post in the kitchen the next night. Somewhere toward dawn Swiffer found Skunkmouse and Mr. Spring resting.
I can only assume that they then made a break for the pantry. That’s where I found them in the morning, and Swiffer was hot on my heels when I opened the pantry door.
Of course, Swiffer gets a morning treat from the pantry so he’s always ready for that door to open. If it’s a choice between Skunkmouse and a few Dairy Temptations, I have my money on the Temptations.
So, why is this a Feral Cat Fridays post? Our 3 indoor cats were on their way to feral status before appearing on our property. Sofia and Swiffer were dumped at the foot of our driveway as very young kittens and immediately wormed their way into our hearts. We knew we were done for less than an hour after rescuing them from the weeds. Turk’s story is similar, and has already been told.
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