I really love Snowdrop, pictured, she looks so innocent doesn't she? She was...........
Until last night.
She always goes out in the evenings just for an hour or two, then she stays in overnight.
Well, we let her out, she doesn't go far she usually stays in the gardens,(my next door neighbours) she has got a catflap but she never uses it, she like to come through the patio door.
Just like the queen.
So I went to let her in and I nearly died, in her mouth she had a big bird. !!! Shock, horror.
I was hysterical, waving my arms about and jumping up and down screaming:"Shes got a bird, shes got a bird!" Geoff was looking at me as if I've gone mad and he said:"What do you mean?"
"Shes got a bird........... in her mouth!!" I screamed.
"Oh," said geoff. "Thats a first."
Snowdrop, seeing me, went all excited and was running around the garden and swinging the bird in her mouth, she had it by the neck and it was dead, she then flipped it up into mid air and chased it around the garden.
I felt sick.
Snowdrop then decided she would come in and what did she do? She came through the catflap. Neither geoff nor I had thought to close it and she must have known that.
In she came really excited, flinging it around and throwing it up in the air, while I stood there screaming at geoff to get rid of it. (I was really girlie you know.)
Geoff got up and asked me to get a dustpan and brush, which I did rather quickly, while he called snowdrop to distract her attention, but she wasn't having it. The bird came too.
After he called her a few times she did go to him and he rushed around and picked the bird up with the dustpan and brush and took it out in the garden to put it in the bin.
Well, snowdrop looked really disappointed at geoffs actions and stalked off.
I was relieved it was all over.
I went and put the kettle on and made a cup of tea, I walked into the lounge to see snowdrop at the door.........with another dead bird in her mouth.
geoff told me to leave her alone because that is what cats do. I could not believe that that was our snowdrop, she wouldn't harm a flea. Well, not normally.
Geoff explained she must have found a nest but where that was we don't know.
What happened to the bird?
Well about ten minutes later, I found a pair of birds feet by the patio door.
I never spoke to her again that night.