My Cat Is Amazing

This is my cat, Mask:

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She was not amazing today. This is Felix:

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Felix is not looking at the camera because he was busy, very busy.

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Yeah, he killed it (whatever “it” was – some sort of mouse or gopher). Mike and I watched him stalk this thing for about 3 minutes before he pounced and emerged from the grass victorious. Then he ate the whole thing.

The circle of life is definitely happening at my house!!!

Good News/Bad News

Since we let the barn cats out of their pump shed home a couple weeks ago, we have had exactly two sightings – one of Charlie down the road and one of Kenzie on the bank out front. I’ve been putting cat food out to make sure they had something to eat, but wanted to see if it was actually them coming to chow down.

Here’s the good news – both cats made appearances on the camera:

Charlie
Charlie

 

Kenzie
Kenzie

Here’s the bad news – we now own a skunk:

I Shall Call Him Fluffy
I Shall Call Him Fluffy

There were a lot of pictures of the skunk. A lot. One, in fact, that showed me way more of the working end of a skunk than I think I ever want to see again (although, most likely the only way to see it like this and come away smelling fresh and clean):

The Business End
The Business End

To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what to do about this. I can’t not put food out, knowing the cats are relying on it, but I definitely don’t want to feed Purina’s finest cat food to a skunk. Nor do I want to encourage one to hang around. I put some more food (and the camera) back out tonight… fingers crossed we just get cats this time!

Meet Charlie & Kenzie!

Hi everyone! Meet Charlie and Kenzie, our new cats! They’re barn cats, meaning they live outdoors and will hopefully help us with varmint problem! Charlie is the tabby on the top of the picture (he’s 8), and Kenzie is the little black one trying to hide at the bottom (she’s 5). They were surrendered to the animal shelter together, so I thought I’d keep them together. They were both outdoor cats before, so perhaps they’ll keep each other company!

Charlie & Kenzie
Charlie & Kenzie

We’ve tried a lot of different things to rid ourselves of the moles, gophers, and mice, but now we’re trying the truly natural method! They’re getting settled into their new home down in the pump shed where they’ll stay for about a week before we let them out to explore our property. Hooray for new pets!