Most Cats Catch Mice…












The first time I saw our male kitten crouching low and still, I admit I felt a small rush of pride. Although I dread the capture of small creatures and attempt rescue whenever possible, I honored this rite of passage. Our kitten was growing up! He was the feline picture of stealth, patiently waiting for his moment to …POUNCE! In he rushed, clearly excited by his first catch, a giant dried magnolia LEAF. A leaf?!

Most cats catch mice. As it turns out, Ziggy is more inclined to prey of the botanical variety. He is a fine and powerful hunter…of flowers and leaves.

I’m a bit confused, amused and (quite honestly) relieved. Evidently I will never have to walk in on a partially eaten bird or a frightened little mouse being toyed with on my kitchen floor. I’m just wondering if it’s too late to change his name to something a little more fitting. Like “Ferdinand”.


One Comment

  1. dilanim
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful and wise cat you have got?
    Yes, you will never have to worry about him catching mice or other creatures.
    Take good care of him

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