Sunday, 22 July 2007

Paralysed mouse

Did you know that it takes 8 hours to paralyse the back legs of a mouse? By the end of the day, the creature will still try and scuttle away but will soon realise he cannot. Eventually he will slowly drag himself along the floor with his front paws, occasionally glancing up at his tormentor with a pleading stare. It is really quite amusing! I would urge any of you to try it.

The human (who, incidentally, is useless at catching a mouse unless it is partially paralysed) has been calling me Psycho Yao-Lin. I will discipline her later.

According to Wikipedia, ' Emeritus Professor Robert Hare describes psychopaths as "intraspecies predators"'.

Well, if mercilessly torturing a defenceless field mouse for eight hours makes me a psychopath, then so be it. It was a LOT of fun.

Psychotic purrs on this rainy Monday


HRH Yao-Lin

23 comments:

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

You're not psycho, that doesn't seem like a fair description. I wish I could catch a mouse, the only boring things I can find are crickets.

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, you're a furry brave and skilled hunter, Yao-lin! I'm a mighty fine hunter myself and I think it would be furry fun if you and me kould go on a hunt togethur. Mousies look out!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Rosie (and friends) said...

Wow, you are a very good hunter! Nammie gets bored of the little mice after a while so the humans have to find them. Usually under the couch or some other heavy item like the fridge.

-Rosie

Skeezix the Cat said...

How are yoo 2 faring in all of the rane and fludding? Are yoo okay????

Daisy said...

Yao-lin, thank you for sharing the results of your very important scientific investigation with us.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Wow, Yao-lin! I read your hunting tales with great interest -- I must commend you on your skill!

The majority of the prey that gets into our house is of the six- or eight-legged variety, but all of us Ballicai tend to hunt as a pack, and we do enjoy toying with our catches.

Once in a while, however, a mouse gets in here, and when it does, mousie look out! *smile*!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Peach Man said...

Yup, I bet that mousie had it coming, as it were.
Peach

Tara said...

Even I had to shudder at that one, how did you keep from being bored?
Tara

jcfloresinc said...

Yao-lin, we come see your blog just to see what you will say next and you never let us down!! Tigger can hunt with you, he likes mouses, too. I'll just watch!
Your furiends,
Samantha & Tigger

Henry Helton said...

I cannot understand why that would make you a psychopath. All you were doing is playing.

Parker said...

Well, that's a long time to play with a mousie, but not quite psychotic long...
are you staying dry and safe?

Lux said...

Very interesting. Very very interesting. :)

Kimo & Sabi said...

Eeeeek! You touched a real mousie?! Them things can gives you diseases! Yuk!

lordjaders said...

Did you say psychotic orrr psychic?
We all have a psyche of some sorrrt. Cats arrre naturrral prrredatorrrs. Humans, coincidently, arrre too--unless they're vegetarrrians. Do not give it a second thought. Mice arrre verrrmin and need to be utterrrly destrrroyed. Yourrr slave should be grrrateful that you arrre adept at perrrforrrming such feats of physical prrrowess!

Purrrs of Adorrration,

Jade

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy either plays them to death outside or brings them in alive and kicking so mom can learn to hunt. Mom's used to be reely bad at hunting now she can catch them in a flash! Zippy's a good teacher.

Cheysuli said...

You seem very cat like to me... of course I've never been able to catch a mouse.

Dragonheart said...

Wow, Yao-lin, you are turning into quite the hunter! I have never seen a real mouse, so I have no idea what I would do if I found one.

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Yao-lin, we are sneaking in to use the compooter sumtimes and leaving a comment here or there when we can. We haf nefurr had a mousie last that long. I play wiv them until they won't play wiv me anymore, then Eric comes along and scoffs them rite up. We fink it won't be too many more days befurr we can post again.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Beans just do not understand hunting at all. My beans hunt all day and do not even come back with a paralyzed mouse.

Good work Yao-lin. I fink your beans need more training. But so do mine.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Your royalness: DUDE, what kinda smack talk was the mousie sayin' to get the 8 hour beatdown? ;)

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I hope your beans finally put it out of its misery. You are quite the hunter aren't you? A fine specimin of kitty hunting skill.

Are you all OK with all that water and stuff? We don't want your royal paws getting wet!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Sweet...

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Wow, catching a mouse is gurreat fun!! How can your mommy call you a psycho???

~Donny