I was at the kitchen table tackling the crossword when Oliver Sprout came in through the slightly open window. Nothing wrong with that, he frequently pops in and out, usually coming to rub against my legs by way of a greeting. Not this time, he went straight into the hall. I turned aside from"Article penned by blues musician, to make things more confusing" 7,7 and went to look. He was happily batting a mouse about, (poor thing was definitely dead) but when I approached he obviously thought that I was so enraptured of the rodent that I wanted it for myself so he picked it up and dodged round me. I followed in hot pursuit, and managed to grab him complete with mouse.
Quick as a flash, I opened the front door and ejected the pair of them. In a flash quicker than mine, Oliver Sprout was up and in through the window again, still with his prize, and ran to try to hide behind the bookcase. By now even Digby-nice-but-dim realised something was going on and came at quite a speedy waddle to join in.
Oliver Sprout was now utterly convinced that this must be the best rodent in the world, because there were now TWO potential mouse knappers after it, so the only thing to do was to go upstairs. Fortunately the bedroom doors were closed, so he had to make do with the bathroom. For reasons best known to himself he thought that we would never find him if he hid behind the toilet. Had a fairly good attempt at it, but a foot and a half of stripey tail was a bit of a giveaway.
So, I gathered him up again and started off down the stairs. He released his grip on the mouse, which fell through the banisters and landed on the floor next to Digby, who was having a bit of a wash after all his exertions and didn't see it coming. Digby jumped backwards in alarm and managed to knock over the bottles that were going out for the recycling, the noise from that sent Oliver Sprout into panic mode so he leaped out of my arms causing me to lose my balance and fall flat on my bottom.
I'd just about righted myself, picked up the wine bottles and applied my dustpan and brush to the mouse, when my neighbour knocked on the door to show me one of her latest batch of rescued kittens, and to ask if I was thinking of getting another cat.........................................
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