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Cat Was Supposed To Catch A Mouse Living In The House, But Made Friends With It Instead
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Cat Was Supposed To Catch A Mouse Living In The House, But Made Friends With It Instead

Several generations grew up watching Tom and Jerry and were entertained by their love-hate relationship and Tom’s efforts to catch the annoying mouse. And even though it’s a cartoon, it’s not that far off from reality. Indoor cats don’t have the necessity to hunt because they are taken care of by humans, but the instinct doesn’t go away, which is why we can see cats playing with their prey and not killing it completely.

A funny video of a cat letting a mouse drink from its water bowl went pretty viral. The owner’s name is Benjamín Sagredo and he is from Punta Arenas, Chile. He shared a video of his cat Simon just staring at a mouse and it blew up on the internet.

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A black cat named Simon became an internet superstar when his owner shared a video in which the feline became friends with a mouse

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The cat’s owner, Benjamín Sagredo, was hearing weird noises from the kitchen. They were not constant or very loud so the man didn’t take much notice of it. But eventually he found out what it was all about.

Turns out, he had a mouse living in the kitchen. Which was very surprising to him as he has a cat and cats should hunt mice. However, Simon is not like that. The owner of the black cat told The Dodo, “I decided to record it. I thought no one would believe me.”

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The owner, Benjamin, was telling the cat to catch the mouse, but Simon was just looking at it and seemingly petting it

Image credits: simonel.gato

In the video, it can be seen that Simon is allowing the mouse to drink his water and just staring at it. After a while, he reaches out his paw, but very carefully and not menacingly at all.

Benjamin, who is filming this, finds the situation both funny and absurd. He says to his cat that he shouldn’t be making friends with the mouse and letting him drink his water and should catch it.

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Simon is a sweet cat who grew up with two dogs but Benjamin still was surprised by the friendship with a mouse

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In an interview with T13, Benjamin revealed that Simon grew up with two border collies, so when describing his personality, the owner mentions that Simon is almost like a third dog.

He also shares that he befriended the mouse too and named it Chefcito, which means Little Chef in Spanish. Benjamin told The Dodo, “He’s been back several times. “We love that Simon accepts him. He’s a very affectionate and sociable cat. If Chefcito keeps coming, we’re going to have to adopt him.”

Image credits: benjoandres

Here is the cute video in which you can see the interaction between Simon and the mouse

 

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After the video went viral, Benjamin created an account for Simon and you can follow the adventures of the adorable black cat here. Also, Benjamin posts plenty of photos of his cat and dogs on his personal Instagram account which you can find here.

What was your reaction when you saw the video? Did it surprise you or maybe your pets do the same thing? Share your thoughts in the comments!

People in the comments immediately drew parallels with Tom and Jerry and just found the video really funny and cute

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Jupittance
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The mouse is not running away, so it doesn't trigger the hunting instinct in the cat. The cat isn't petting it. It's poking at it to see what it will do, because it's not sure what it is.

Martha Meyer
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That mouse is living dangerously for sure.

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Ryan Deschanel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am having an adorableness overdose.

Rissie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the comments in the pictures tells the most likely story, the mouse is most likely infected with toxoplasmosis gondii. Simon is a well fed housecat with more experience catching purple play mice than actual mice. And this one isn't even running away. It's not petting it, more like probing what it will do.

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Jupittance
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The mouse is not running away, so it doesn't trigger the hunting instinct in the cat. The cat isn't petting it. It's poking at it to see what it will do, because it's not sure what it is.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That mouse is living dangerously for sure.

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Ryan Deschanel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am having an adorableness overdose.

Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the comments in the pictures tells the most likely story, the mouse is most likely infected with toxoplasmosis gondii. Simon is a well fed housecat with more experience catching purple play mice than actual mice. And this one isn't even running away. It's not petting it, more like probing what it will do.

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