Poor Damaged MouseAug. 5, 2012, midnight
I was out on the back porch of my Aunt's lovely house in Laguna Hills, writing a letter at around 1:00 am. Forgetting that the house contained a cat who moonlights as an escape artist, I neglected to close the sliding door all the way.
The cat escaped and ran into the night. Maybe ten minutes later, it came back chasing a mouse which was making the most alarming noises I've ever heard come from something so small. I witnessed the cat succeed in catching the mouse in its jaws & prance happily back into the darkness, the mouse's raspy squeals losing their biting volume as it's lungs fail.