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05 September 2011

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Electric Landlady

Miss Lemon: Mighty Huntress!

My dog never kills anything, but he threatens to a lot. I think I'd almost prefer chipmunks. Almost.

Leila

I thought I was fine about the chipmunks -- mostly -- until she brought the one to me in bed. That was a bit much.

But I still did the, "oh, GOOD GIRL" thing, because I didn't want to make her FEEL BAD.

I am such a sucker.

Robin

Poor Miss Lemon, she's just doing her job. Unlike my lazy kitties.

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MyLibraryCardWoreOut

WOW you have a really good hunting cat. My cat will get the flies, but all of the other animals you have to show them to him. I believe that he is getting a little lazy.

Jenn

Man, I can't even get my O'Reilly to do more than bat at a nasty spider for me, though I'm quite thankful that he's not bringing chipmunks into my bed.

tanita

So, what's after the Summer of Slaughter? The Autumn of Annihilation? Or, I guess at some point the bugs could wise up, and the chipmunks will stop coming down from the trees...

Leila

Doubtful. After all, chipmunks have brains that are even tinier than cats!

(And frighteningly, I'm starting to suspect that Miss Lemon is more clever than she lets on...)

RBoyce

Here's a grisly but possibly helpful piece of advice, since your household is rather perilous for small critters...

A horribly-wounded-but-not-yet-completely-dead critter can be put in the freezer for a more merciful end than letting Miss Lemon play for another 15 minutes. I further recommend a loosely wrapped plastic bag to ensure your frozen foods don't get contaminated. Obviously this doesn't work for the wounded-yet-still-kicking ones.

I know this is all fairly awful to discuss, but it worked quite well for the paralyzed and broken squirrel that the puppy brought in this Spring. (The puppy was keenly disappointed that her hard-won toy was taken away. But I think it was better for the dying squirrel to have some peace.)

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