The whole family (2 humans, 2 bassets, 1 cat) was feeling warm and cozy in bed this morning. As I slowly awakened, it started to register that Thor (4 month old basset) was chewing on something. I sat up and in the dim morning light saw something drop from his mouth. I instinctively reached over to grab the item, finding it soft, limp, and warm. My first thought was that it was a hairball from the cat, but then I saw... the tail. It was a dead mouse! I vaguely remembered that cat tearing through the house last night, making all kinds of noise. He must have brought his kill to bed with him early this morning. Thor seemed to think it was a fun new chew toy. Not how I like to wake up in the morning.