“When cats eat mice, do they eat the bones?”

"What? Did you run out of mice again, Cat Mom?"

Remember when I said I had a backlog of Mulberry-related incidents to work through? This is what I meant.

The Four-Year-Old: “Mommyo, would Mulberry eat mice?”

Mommyo: “Yes.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Why?”

Mommyo: “Because she’s a cat. Cats eat mice.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Does she eat the bones?”

Mommyo: “I don’t know.”

The Four-Year-Old: “Would you ask Caterpickles?”

Sadly, Caterpickles didn’t know any more than I did. So I Asked the iPhone, and found several sites that said yes, when cats eat mice, they eat the bones too. Which makes sense, I suppose, given that mice are so very small. It’s probably too much work to pick out the meat from the bones, even for a meticulous cat like Mulberry.

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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