Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Killer


Lillian Jackson Braun:
Cats never strike a pose that isn't photogenic.


This is the face of a killer.

I left the house the other morning and Tripod wasn't in his usual spot waiting to come in, but over by a tree. He acknowledged me with a few meows but still wouldn't come over so I went over to see what he was up to. He had at what at first I thought was the biggest mouse that I'd ever seen.

It wasn't a mouse. It was a rabbit. Or the back half of a rabbit which was turning into breakfast. (it seems the front half was under my car) It was a young rabbit that was perhaps a quarter the size of the cat. I've seen him stalking things in the meadow but didn't actually think he'd be successful, even though he does catch mice in the barn from time to time.

Tripod's hunting instinct are obviously in good form even with his disability of 1.5 front legs.
Living in the wild for a couple of years must have honed his skills.

I'm waiting to see him dragging a moose up the driveway next.

5 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

Another gorgeous photo of Tripod. Don't you feed that cat? LOL

Do you read Lillian Jackson Braun? I love the "cat who" books. If you haven't read them, you should. Very light reading but very enjoyable.

Jeanette said...

hehehe, you know the only thing Tripod will eat is tuna - human tuna - and Meow Mix. Ntohing else.

Well, besides mice and rabbits...

Beverly said...

I haven't read your blog for awhile and had to do some catch up. You totally amaze me with the use of the different mediums. You are so talented but then you love what you do and do it often (which I don't). Thank you so much for sharing your talents and thoughts with us.

Katherine said...

I'd start pinning pics of little Moose to the fridge door - maybe he'll get the idea?

My brain has just conjured up picture vision of a little Moose staring out of a hole at a rather large Tripod. "Cat and Moose" maybe?

Jeanette said...

Oh that would be perfect Katherine, your thinking is as warped as mine! I like it!! :)

I'll have to work on some thumbnails of that.