The Mouser Transition — Mouser Unleashed!



Between September 27th when Mouser (my dad’s cat*) came to live with Bill and me, and October 14th, Mouser’s only outdoor experiences were when he was on a harness/leash. I was afraid to let him loose outside for fear that we’d never see him again.

On October 14th Peggy, my next-older sister, and her husband, Jeff, came to Perry to visit Mouser. (That’s right. Not to visit me. To visit Mouser.) Since on that day there were three of us to corral Mouser if needed, we let him outside for about 45 minutes. Unleashed and free.

All of these photos were taken by Jeff. The first two are of Peggy and Mouser in the garage. Clicking on the photos will magnify all of them.




* Click on the following hyperlinks to read the previous “Mouser Transition” posts. Part I —  Part II — Part III

I plan to sometime early in the new year get back to writing more about Rolfe-related topics. Until then I plan to bask mostly in the wonders of Christmas and also in sweet memories of my dad, being this will be the first Christmas in my entire life without him.

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4 Responses to “The Mouser Transition — Mouser Unleashed!”

  1. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    I love the photos – yes, because Mouser is so cute – but more because you two look so cute.

    Hmmm, Mouser was the name of a cat at Gunderland – and Pup was the name of the dog so many years ago. Hmmm, not the most unique names – but very unique and well-loved creatures.

  2. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    HaHa!!! I never thought of that before about the not-unique names. And, don’t forget the “unique” names of our horses…Pet and Beauty!

    I’m glad you like the photos, Marti. It was so much fun to share the moment (~hour) together of letting Mouser outside on his own for the first time since his move.

  3. Sue Reigelsberger Says:

    Mouser looks great. What a nice cat! And he looks like he is being fed really well. Probably better than he was. Although Dan said he saw him hunting mice quite a bit!! I am glad he is adapting well.

    Thought of Deane after this last snow. Not much snow on the road, but HUGE drifts in Deane’s yard. Mick mentioned that he missed digging Deane out, so that he could get to town for his meals.

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Hi Sue. Yes, Mouser is being fed quite well…he helps himself to not only his food but the food we set out for our other two cats! (However, the other two cats, who could stand to shed a pound or two, are not getting any skinnier because of this!)

    Although we all know life needs to go on, it is so nice to know you and Mick have been thinking of Daddy. I can understand the missing digging Daddy out, just like I miss trying to help him get his hearing aid fixed…both taking effort, but an effort I wish I could have back until I remember that Daddy would want to still be with us only if he could be healthy and really, really alive.

    Even though he said he didn’t want anyone to shed any tears when he was gone, I’m glad that he was such a positive impact on our lives that we (you and Mick included) miss him.

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