The stable had at least one cat. Almost all stables and barns had a cat two thousand or so years ago. We kept down the mice that otherwise ate the grain stored them.
So get your human to add a cat to your local crib.
Mine did. In fact she added two - one near the manger and one with the wise men. They stayed there in the church throughout the Christmas holiday.
Tell your human to make the Christmas story cat friendly!
- More of my thoughts on Christmas in my book here.