Hello everyone, sorry I have been missing a while - caring for parents whilst doing shifts is really time consuming - both have dementia.
I just came back from the gym this evening at midnight (only time I can fit things like that in these days!!) - when I spotted a cat crouched at the side of the road a couple of doors down from my house, and it was staring at something. I could just about make out the silhouette of a small mouse! Well, my back was up right away - you know me and my Wood mouse friends - just the thought of that little mouse coming to grief as the paws and claws of a horrible moggie was enough to get me into action! I parked up and ran down the road. I slowly crept toward the cat who was momentarily distracted - enough for the little mouse to suddenly turn and run away to the other side of the road. It had been frozen in fright for God knows how long. I followed the little mouse and it had stopped at someone's garden wall, so I ushered it over the wall, talking to it as I did so - I hope none ofmy neighbours could hear - they would have thought I was truly mad! It was a little Wood Mouse. I heard it plop into the shrubbery on the other side of the wall and hurry away. The cat was still watching in disbelief on the other side of the road. I then turned back to the cat and ran after it clapping my hands and chased it in the opposite direction. That little mouse was lucky this evening that I drove along when I did - hopefully it will live to fight another day.