Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I Recieved A Present...!
Like nearly everyone I know, I enjoy getting gifts.
For those of you that own cats, or have been around cats for any length of time know...cats are notorious for bringing home gifts for their human friends. I don't know why they do this, but they do it quite often.
They might be trying to show off what good hunters they are, or might be trying to justify their picky eating habits by showing us what kind of foods they really want, or maybe they just want to watch the reaction of the resident human when they deposit their latest catch at your feet!
My money is on the last choice! CB came in the house after being outside enjoying the recent rains. He has brought me gifts before of birds, lizards, snakes...all dead for the most part. Only a couple of times did I have to track down, catch, and release some poor critter that had survived the cat attack! Today, however, the gift was a bit different! A full grown squirrel !
Now I realize that a lot of folks might question my story that my small, lanky Siamese kitty could run down, catch, and kill a squirrel so I decided that a picture would be called for!
Besides, CB might want to hang it on his wall, if he ever gets one!
As you can tell, now that he has caught and killed it, CB shows no interest in keeping the tree rat around! He seems to think that if it won't run, it's no fun anymore! He has the same reaction to the other critters he has caught!
I'm thinking that this cat might be a good pet to have around in the event of a severe food shortage! I have eaten squirrel many times, and I would imagine that if times got really hard, I might even learn to like lizards or birds caught by "CB The Hunter Cat!"
I'm just happy that I didn't have to run down and catch this rascal after CB deposited him at my feet in the house! That would have been quite a chase, I'm thinking!
Let's have some fresh coffee on the patio this morning. The rain seems to have stopped, so we should be OK!