Jul. 7th, 2016 03:59 pm
la_marquise: (Caspian)
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Resident cats deny all knowledge.

An mouse was found dead earlier today in the middle of the floor of a Cambridge sitting room. The body showed signs of an attack. Resident cat Miss Telzey denied all knowledge of how this had come to pass. "Kill my own food?" she told our reporter. "I would never do that! I am a Princess, and I expect my food to be properly prepared and presented to me on suitable plates by my human servants. Perhaps it had a heart attack or something. And anyway," she continued, "I was upstairs asleep the entire time."

Her fellow feline residents Horus and Random were unavailable for comment, but sources close to this journal report that at both of them were recently involved in an assault on a juvenile wild rabbit. The household is continuing to investigate.

Skirt of the day: blue tiered.

Date: 2016-07-07 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*glyph of cats whistling, or pointing skyward, "Whoa, it's the Winged Victory of Samothrace!"*

Date: 2016-07-08 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have said before, I know, but somehow the world has not caught on: it is misnamed. It is in fact the Winged Samothrace of Victory. The samothrace is that rarest of beasts, an almost entirely neglected mythical creature...

Date: 2016-07-08 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, but the ref. is the empyrean of literature: Bored of the Rings.

Date: 2016-07-08 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, is that where it comes from? M'wife is always cring "Look, the Winged Victory of Samothrace!" when she needs urgently to distract me. Indeed, when we were in Paris we made a point of pilgrimage to see her. Which was when the scales dropped, and I saw that she had been mischaracterised all this time.

Date: 2016-07-08 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's the ultimate bad attempt at distraction, is the way it's used in The Book. (Which is only funny if you get sixties American humor, otherwise I suppose it's a curiosity. But I was eighteen when it came out, and my fellow Tolkien nuts used to quote long passages at each other. " . . . making enough noise to wake the dead, if they hadn't already been marching at the rear.")

Date: 2016-07-07 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
There's one in our kitchen. I think that makes it a spree?

Date: 2016-07-08 08:39 am (UTC)
ext_12726: Me at the computer (afternoon tea)
From: [identity profile]
Eek! Is there a serial killer on the loose, or is it a copycat killing? :)

Date: 2016-07-07 04:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
Molly or Kaja would probably take credit with glee, and complain about us stealing their prey again. For various different reasons, Cattitude has now killed four insects that one or both of them were going after. (I don't know whether they were planning to eat it; they will turn down almost everything except kibble and salmon.)

Date: 2016-07-07 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mousie? I know not of what you speak.....

Date: 2016-07-07 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These country mouse murders, they're so popular these days.

Date: 2016-07-07 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


Date: 2016-07-07 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm now visualizing CSI: Moggy, with somebody measuring the bite radius on each cat to figure out whodunnit.

Date: 2016-07-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Obviously suicide........... :o)

Date: 2016-07-08 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have seen Bus-stop cat batting around the dead body of a small bird on at least two occasions, but the time that they caught a local, non-city, pigeon they had some trouble with the feathers, and it was confiscated by housekeeper before they worked out how to pluck it. Lizards they just eat. I suspect that they do the same with the shrews, but the murine death-screams have always come from outside, usually when Bus-stop Cat or Scaredy-Cat has escaped for the night, and there has never been any evidence in the morning.
Edited Date: 2016-07-08 02:39 am (UTC)


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