“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

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. 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), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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