Cats are vicious adorable creatures. My cat Joe may seem timid when you first meet him and loving as you get to know him but when he is in his jungle kingdom that is our yard, he is a hunter!
Since I have been back I have saved or attempted to save three animals from his vicious teeth. The first was a bunny, he brought it in and it was so scared that it didn’t move when I picked it up. With no visible injuries except minor skin tearing and no broken legs I gave the bunny another chance. I locked my cats inside and walked across the street, down the road to a patch of grass near bushes. I placed the bunny down and it scampered away. I haven’t seen it since so I assume it lived.
The second was a lizard of all things. I wasn’t aware that lizards lived in the hills of the Seattle area but my cats found them. It is not the first time a lizard has been captured and noticing a trend I realized these lizards are the kind that drops their tails! Every single one that has ever been brought in didn’t have a tail. I thought those were an exotic breed native to some tropical forest but nope, they are here, in Seattle, being hunted by my cat. It lived, I assume, and is probably far from here.
The third was a bunny from two days ago. It was a spunky little devil! With a unique white marking on the top of its head, Joe brought it in all proud with his catch. The bunny was breathing and he had managed to come inside with it so I had to catch him before he made a mess.
When Joe dropped the bunny it was still so I went to grab it when it leaped from the top floor to the bottom of our two store house. It then proceeded to run wildly about our basement and would not be captured until my mother trapped it.
Even with an obvious broken leg and giant gash in its side, that bunny wanted to live so I gave it a chance. I thought it would have run far enough that Joe wouldn’t find it but that evening Joe came back with his trophy. He then proceeded to finally eat the bunny putting it out of its misery.