The most unusual thing happened tonight and I thought I’d share it with you.
For about 2 months now, I have been feeding this wild little mouse who lived behind my 5′ tall abstract oil-painting titled “Le Poulbot”.
I named him “The General”.
He loved blueberries, raisins, peanut-butter on toast, strawberries,chips, raspberries, crackers, lasagna and sunflower seeds.
Tonight, he went scampering across my coin bag and charged into the kitchen for a romp.
Then I heard Mael Duin, the cat pounce and I ran into the kitchen & he had The General in his mouth!!! I grabbed Maell Duin by the scruff of his fur and pried his jaw opened and rescued The General.
I put The General back behind the painting and fed Mael Duin some soft cat food and patted him.
THEN, as I was sitting on my bed, The General came out from behind the painting and walked right up to me!
I put my hand out and he jumped into it. He stayed with me for HOURS.
I laid down on the bed and had a nap and The General had a nap too on my shoulder. When I woke up, I fed him a fresh raspberry and some toast. We hung out for hours; did a photo-shoot, made a video, then, as I continued to draw out the preliminary sketch for my new painting with my legs crossed, he sat on my ankle.
Then suddenly, The General had what I believe was a heart attack and suddenly died! I tried to do a little mini CPR with the chest pumping and such but it was too late. He was gone
I examined his body and he had some red (blood) on his paw and I noticed his fur was matted from where Mael Duin had grabbed him in The Attack. (Mael Duin’s looking at me now and looks guilty.But I told him it’s not his fault…his blood lust seems to be a built in “cat”-feature) I’ll post photos of the encounter.
I find the whole thing very magical. That mouse KNEW I saved his life and he clearly came to me for protection and because he KNEW I love him…came to die with a friend. Now, don’t go saying “Denise -that was a filthy mouse and they chew the wires.” That mouse was fresh as a daisy. His fur smelled like clean sheets off the clothes-line and no wires have ever been chewed in this house.
I know HE knew I was the one feeding him cuz I saw him see ME giving him a blueberry…but never before has he ever come UP to me. This was a real life miracle and I am grateful for this magical experience! Makes me see the deeper side of this LIFE and our relationship with our animal friends. I loved that mouse; friendliest mouse I ever met…and I still love Mael Duin the cat. note to self: Buy the cat some more gourmet cat food so he doesn’t continue to hanker for a mouse.
I was sad that he died but I was happy that he decided to come and spend his final hours
Was the cutest thing I ever experienced.