Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Kitty Time = Nap Time

Our three cats are settling in to the house very nicely. Mostly, this means that they lounge around all day, getting up every now and then to check the food dish, eat if it's full and complain if it is empty. They love the radiant heat, it's like kryptonite to cats. This is the effect it typically has on them: From left to right, that's Iggy, Sprout and Sanford.

Every now and then they escape the clutches of the radiant heat and go outside to explore, hunt, and/or answer nature's call. Sanford is the most adventurous; the other two rarely leave the porch. He's a notorious killer of small critters, and when we used to live at the apple farm he would bring me "gifts" nearly every day - nice succulent baby moles, tender frogs, and plump field mice, arranged neatly on the little rug at the foot of my bed. So far, no "presents" have made their way into the new house, but it's probably just a matter of time.I'd consider "belling" him if he wasn't also extremely good at taking off collars - 10 minutes or less! So far, he's just really enjoying spending time sitting on the cedar fence and watching the birds come and go. Hopefully if/when he starts hunting again he'll stick to rodents and leave the robins alone...

2 comments:

Ericson said...

I'm pretty sure coyotes think kitty bells are dinner bells.

addie said...

Yeah, that's annother good reason not to go that route.

I actually heard coyotes howling for the first time just the other night...