What the F^&$ was this doing in my house Monday

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 The mouse. It sat there for a good 5 to 10 minutes. Piper was within a foot to two feet of it for most of that time and didn't notice until the mouse took a run for it. 

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The great and mighty hunter searching under the tv stand 5 minutes after the mouse had vacated the premises for the great freedom of the laundry room.  

My cat needs to go back to school.