Communication is a Key Aspect of Successful Relationships
When the Consort came home last night, I told him about the mouse in the kitchen compost bucket. It took him a while to believe me, because it seems he has seen a mouse in the outdoor compost bin for a week or so now.
And he never told me???
We concluded, after discussing angles and position (my mouse was on top of the dumped in scraps, so it’s pretty unlikely that what I saw was the mouse he has seen in there) that we probably have two mice in the compost bin now. We’re hoping they are both males, and are very territorial.
Just a minute ago, as I was refilling my teacup in the kitchen, I heard Loki’s bell jangling, and I opened the back door, thinking he wanted to get in. He didn’t — he was chasing a mouse along the ground by the compost bin.
Later today, I am taking his bell off. We need to increase his chances of success. (And there are no baby birds at this time of year, anyway.)