Monday, August 31, 2009

Mickey and the Dragonfly

Mickey loves playing outside and spends hours chasing the flying moths and whatever other insects she can see. We watched her today as she ran and leapt and jumped at a huge dragon fly that was exploring the back yard in search of mosquitos and whatever else dragonflies eat. After awhile her persistence paid off and she captured the beautiful insect and ran inside with it.

In typical cat fashion she tossed the poor creature around, jumped around it, batted it around and seemed to enjoy her new toy. The following pictures are a bit blurry because of the kitten's movement, but they tell a natural history story.

After playing with it in the house, she carried/batted it outside for a play session.

Then she brought it back in the house and ate it.

And then curled up in her bed for a couple of hours of sleep where she dreamed, no doubt, of further successful hunts.

I can't decide whether or not this blog is in poor taste. Some readers may think it is. I hope no one is offended by it. Let me know.


JQ said...

I guess we'll have to go to Sara's blog for the final photo of the series -- the one where the cat vomits up all this sparkly chitin.

Mickey said...

Such a beautiful dragon fly but no not offended in any way! What did the kids think?

Mary said...

Mickey looks so satisfied in the last photo. Blech

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Thats one content cat!!! I thought that til I read JQ's comment anyway!!! LOL

I love your blog!!!! I do not find it in bad taste whatsoever! I read your blog everyday! Even out in the hayfield!! But can not comment via the BlackBerry for whatever reason.

sara said...

eww..I'm offended that you posted pictures of my dirty floor. ;-P

Pat MacK said...

Mickey usually brings grasshoppers in to play with and devour but the dragonfly was a new and more difficult to catch species. And no, JQ, she kept it down all right.

Amy said...

Gross! Bernie prefers flowers.