The last thing I had to do before leaving for work was put my shoes on. I found my favorite slip ons just waiting patiently for me on the living room floor.
I love these shoes because they're lined with fur and so cozy/comfortable. See?
Anyway, I slipped one foot in and then the other. Something was wrong. I couldn't figure out why on earth my foot wouldn't go in the shoe all the way. I shoved and shoved, figuring it was just a bit of bunched up fur lining in the bottom that was getting in my way.
Oh...it was fur alright. It took me approximately 23 seconds of attempting to jam my bare foot in the shoe before realizing what the real problem was.
Henry had left me a little present......IN.....MY.....SHOE!!!!!
I'm pretty sure I haven't screamed that loud since I was a little girl. I couldn't stop shrieking as the pure ickyness of it sunk in. My bare foot had been jamming into a furry dead mouse!!
As soon as I regained my composure I marched straight in to the bedroom where I knew I would find the culprit calming lounging on the bed.
Sure enough. There he was...looking at me all innocent like, "What did I do?"
I yelled and shook my finger at him. "You're in big, bad trouble, Mister!!!"
I don't know if Henry was leaving me a present or if he just thought he'd found a cool hiding place for his toy. I should have known this was going to happen sooner or later.
See...we had decided to start utilizing the kitty door because Henry was driving us crazy with his new way of begging us to let him in and out.
He had begun to act like we should be at his beckon call and it was getting annoying. We thought that by letting him use the kitty door, all would be solved.
Wrong. Just last week, I caught him bringing a friend through the kitty door.
I should have expected that one of his friends would eventually end up in my shoe or my bed or something.
I thought I had chewed him out good enough the first time, but I guess not!!
I don't think I'll ever be able to wear shoes lined with fur again. I'll have nightmares!
Two mice in one week = no more kitty door!!!