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.