Typically, barn cats are expected to catch any mice hanging around the property, but apparently this kitty didn't get the memo.

A Canadian cat owner recently captured footage of her pet playing with a mouse, and while some commenters claim the cat is only toying with the rodent, the kitty's owner says the smaller animal is definite more "pet" than prey.

Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

Barn cat befriends mouse instead of catching it
Typically, barn cats are expected to catch any mice hanging around the property, but apparently this kitty didn't get the memo.