We have had a cat for 5 years. Her name is Coco. She is a hunter. She brings in mice to the house.
She sometimes eats them
She sometimes plays with them
She sometimes forgets about them
The mice that get forgotten are the ones that surprise you from behind the refrigerator
They sometimes make noises from the pantry. Our pantry is strategically planned so that there are only canned cat food and closed bottles in the ground level cupboard (But surely mice can climb, can’t they?)
My wife is brave and catches the mice when she sees them with her bare hands (with gloves) and lets them out of harm’s (our cat) way outside the house.
I heard a friend recently talk about mouse traps and how she saw another friend use them in the living room and it going CLAP!
I thought mouse traps only worked in cartoons! (Like Tom & Jerry – and even there Jerry never gets caught)
But I saw a mouse trap in a DIY store and thought, why not? Let us give it a try.
We set it up with chocolate and the chocolate melted
We set it up with a piece of cheese and CLAP!
A mouse was caught! (I was going to post the picture with the mouse in the mousetrap but I realised I did not have the GDPR signed document to do so)
My wife happily carried the mouse out of harm’s (our cat) way.
- we did not have to corner the mouse
- we did not have to keep the cat away
- we did not have to run around the mouse
The mouse came into the trap.
Sometimes we run behind problems.
What if we let the problem come to us by laying a trap.
We then safely move the problem out of our way.
PS: How is this related to speech making? I was thinking of the same thing!
Sometimes we run behind speech topics
What if we let the speech topics come to us by keeping an open mind
We then can filter out the good speech topics and start building on them