The miller moth has returned to Wyoming! As of this week even Cousin Spade, in the western corner, finally has some to chase. He’s been stalking the door for weeks.
Obi is having a great time hunting this week. He has an interesting new strategy where he catches a moth and runs it to the cave in the living room. I don’t know if this is so we can watch, which would be quite considerate of him, or because he likes to keep everything in his cave.
Once the miller is in the cave, Obi and Oli sit outside and wait. They pounce on it whenever the miller attempts to leave the cave. The result is, unfortunately for me, that there’s a pile of moth carcasses under the sheet when I move it to do sit ups or fix up the cave.
Obi has been removing books from The Boy’s bookcase as he tries to climb it in an attempt to get to high flying moths. Trying to help, I picked him up and lifted him over my head. He was inches from a miller. Of course, he didn’t see it.
Oliver saw me holding Obi and immediately started pulling on my belt loops, insisting on his turn. Poor grey kitten. I could hold Obi straight up over my head for hours. But Oli’s extra four pounds and super long body make it hard to even get him to the ceiling.
Oliver may also remember how Poco and I hunted millers. I could just toss her toward a bug and she would grab it, flying through the air, and have it eaten before she landed on the floor.
My sweet grey boy has no skills. He has no athleticism.
He has no millers.
It’s so annoying when cats kill things and then don’t eat them.
It really is! At least I only have millers to deal with. My friend’s cat once brought him half a squirrel and tucked it into bed with him in the middle of the night. The best part was waiting to see if he’d ever find the other half of the squirrel…
That’s hilarious. Mainly because it didn’t happen to me.
I’ve probably told you the lizard story before, but … one day I found a lizard’s tail on my carpet. The next day, I noticed all the cats staring intently at a spot in the closet, where I found a tailless but otherwise perfectly healthy lizard.