or maybe not. The only reason (in my humble opinion) to have a cat is to handle any mice that might get into the house. Given that my house is almost 110 years old there are many entry points for said mice. I watched as my cat caught the first mouse of the season in my kitchen (I hate mice - especially in my kitchen). Sam proceeded to play with the tiny little mouse - I couldn't get him to drop it. It was time to play. I turned my back for a second & he dropped the dang varmint & went on the hunt once again. This is just a game. I'd rather get rid of the cat & put out live traps than watch Sam torture a mouse. I'm going to hire someone with a case of caulk or whatever it takes to patch any holes or entry of vermin in my house. My cat is having way too much fun with his prey.