It’s not everyday you see a cat and mouse get along, and it’s funnier when the cat that was hired to catch a mouse actually befriends the little critter.
Here we have Simon, a sweet cat was brought in to chase pets away but instead turns them into house guests.
Simon’s owner, Benjamín Sagredo, first heard some strange noises coming from his kitchen in the city of Punta Arenas, Chile. “We didn’t know what it was,” Sagredo told The Dodo. “We had seen Simon playing with something under an armchair once, but we didn’t give it much thought.”
Turns out, Simon had been following around an intruder who’d been making these sounds.
One morning, Sagredo woke up to a surprising scene. His cat Simon and the home invader was drinking from his water bowl! Apparently, the cat had actually made friends with the mouse and they were up in the wee hours of the night hanging out together.
“They looked closely acquainted. Simon was being affectionate,” Sagredo said. “I decided to record it. I thought no one would believe me.”
“I felt for the little mouse. I couldn’t dream of hurting him,” Sagredo said. “I named him Chefcito.”
Initially, Sagredo caught and moved Chefcito just in case he was trapped in the house but evidently, Chefcito was here to stay.
“He’s been back several times,” Sagredo said. “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.”