Tuesday, October 2, 2012

kittens on front porch with grasshopper

the kittens are on the front porch exploring the world ... all kitten fuzz and sunshine and all ... they are playing on the remnants of last year's wood pile stacked at the front door ... mama cat with her permanent bedhead hairdo watches over everybody... the sun is rising fast but it is still just 38F outside ... weatherman says that this sunday could be cooler ... possibly 20 degrees cooler on the eastern side of the state ... it'd better not be 20 degrees cooler here! ... i still need to get this year's firewood; and [the rancher] still needs more hay ...

whoa ... the black kitten has caught his first grasshopper ... not quite sure what to do with it ... kind of just swatting it around ... mama cat and the other kittens have now joined in and encircle the grasshopper ... watching it limp along ... every once in a while getting a swat from a kitten ... poor grasshopper ... not a fast death this time ...

i don't know if the grasshopper got away or not, but the kittens kind of lost interest and are now playing in the grass ... doing cat wheelies and jumping over the tall sticks ... and, hey, mama cat just brought them another grasshopper! ... i wonder if she caught the first one too?

the cows just came in for their morning drink ...

mama cat appears to be giving personalized tutoring to the white/black kitten ... she is watching from behind as the kitten plays with the new grasshopper.

mama cat is white, short-hair, with a calico colored shaw draped over her ears and back (tortoiseshell-and-white)... she has some longer wisps of hair sticking out everywhere almost like the kittens and their fuzz ... mama cat always looks like she just got out of bed ... which is essentially correct.

there are four kittens: one black, one white/black, and two brindle

now all the cats are anxiously watching the cows in the holding pen (they are taking turns at the drinking tank) ... and a bird is angrily chirping from above ...

well, way to go, although the white/black kitten has given up on the grasshopper, one of the brindle kittens is chomping away at it ...

mama cat has now spotted me through the window ... she is sitting on the front porch watching me stand at the kitchen door.

picture over, cats gone.