For those of you that don't know... I have a recently adopted cat that was pregnant but sadly lost her kittens. I also have a relatively young kitten... Both of these cats are permanently indoor cats (although one does try to be otherwise). They play racing around the house (a five bedroom farmhouse) and take it in turns to be 'it'. We also have a pest issue, have had it since we moved into this house 2 years ago. We have tried a variety of mice poisons, traps etc to no avail. The wee blighters still reside in our house! Our new cat, although obviously has always been an indoor cat, has taken it upon herself to be our resident mouse catcher! She catches and kills but doesn't eat them and is currently on mouse number 2 that we know of. Today, we had the second mouse, and she is allowing our kitten to play with it (dead) under her watchful eye. She is also grooming the kitten (she is only young herself). I am now in the process of removing the poison from various areas in our house and instead allowing the cats access to these areas. Does anyone else have experience of a cat adopting an older kitten as a mentor?