Pepper was acting a little strangely the past few weeks. She’d be in the kitchen and settle down in front of the dishwasher, whether it was running or not, and simply stare at it. I figured something maybe wrong and would play with her and give her extra attention, but she’d still just plop down right next to the dishwasher.
A few days ago she moved from the kitchen to the bathroom and would stare at the radiator against the wall. Jeff figured she was hunting something — but what could it be? I’m home all the time and hadn’t seen or heard anything out of the ordinary. There were no signs that anything was out of place or different. Until last night…
Pepper was at her usual post in the bathroom, Jeff was working out in another room and I was in the bedroom on fb of course. Then I noticed Pepper came into the bedroom, playing with something. I though she might’ve found a rubber band or pen and was patting that around. When I looked to see what it was, Pepper had pushed it under a pair of jeans that I left on the floor. I picked up the jeans and was SHOCKED it was a mouse!
Pretty cool that she was able to do that, especially since neither Jeff or I heard or saw anything that signaled we had a rodent in our apartment. Also, I’m very glad we got it away from Pepper before she got a chance to tear it up. The mouse was fully intact and we proceeded to put it in tupperware to throw out. Glad to report that since catching the mouse, Pepper hasn’t been huddled next to the dishwasher or radiator.