Hannah, pictured above, is the sweetest, most laid-back cat in the world. She’s so sweet, in fact, that a lot of times when I’m talking to or about her, I’ll say “Sweet Hannah,” as though it’s her official name. Which makes her recent behavior so astounding!
For one thing, she has been incredibly grouchy with our other two outside cats, Jelly Bean and Queen Fatima. A few nights ago, I guess she thought Jelly Bean looked at her the wrong way ’cause she jumped on him and rolled him around. SO not like her!
Something else she did that was highly (highly) out of character: She came bouncing right up to me last night with a baby bunny in her mouth.
- She never hunts
- She’s too lazy to spend the energy required to make a kill
- Unlike Tigger, Hannah doesn’t bounce
I’m guessing that Jelly Bean (the only one that could possibly do such a thing) made like Elmer Fudd, then Hannah took his prize from him. After all, Hannah’s so laid-back and poses such a low risk to anything and anyone that birds frolic within inches of her. I once saw a cardinal land practically on her tail to reach a sunflower seed.
She never even noticed.
Cats are fascinating, aren’t they? Just when we think we’ve got them figured out…. they come bouncing up with a most un-welcomed guest.
This morning, Hannah’s basking in the sun, lazily watching the birds at the bird feeders and all’s right with the world again. When I fed her breakfast, I asked her about Little Bunny Foo Foo this morning but she just gave me an innocent look and kept eating. I promised her I wouldn’t tell anyone about the incident – but I never promised I wouldn’t write about it.