Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A Chip off the Old Block
This is Pantheon (Don't ask, my son named him after some computer game hero) he is the demon spawn of my late Piglet and seems to be ready to move into her old spot. I took this picture a couple years ago when he was starting his roaming period and he used to love to climb all over the wood pile.
I got called into work today early but was home in time to take Pantheon out with me while I was getting the evening feeding chores done. He started hunting near the sheep pens and promptly brought me a rather large mouse in tribute to my greatness.
A good mouser cat around the place is worth his or her weight in gold in my opinion, especially one that hunts for the thrill of it and likes to show off his trophies. It has been my experience around here so far that this trait is far more common in the Female cats than the Males but maybe we just have lazy Males. That means that no matter how well fed he or she is you can still count on em keeping the rodents down. The part I haven't figured out yet though is how to get them to continue being good hunters well into middle and old age. The Queen used to be a damned fine mouser until about a year ago now all she does is sleep and eat.
Besides being a good mouser Pantheon also likes to hang out on my desk as I write or browse the computer. As a matter of fact he is laying by my left wrist right now. He is a bit larger than his Mother so he takes up more room than she did.
Anyway I may have lost my Piglet but at least I still have her offspring around. No one has tried to steal Pantheon though like they did his Mom. I had a long list of people who wanted to take my Piglet home with them and caught more than one trying to sneak off with her although I think they were all joking. No one could come to visit without ending up with Piglet in their arms but Pantheon isn't as excited about human contact until it's on his terms.
Oh ya. And don't try to shell beans around him either. He just steals em.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!