How time flies when you’re having fun! …So the saying goes. I cannot believe Panda and Raven have been with us for 12 years. Here they are exploring their new home in Duluth, MN shortly after arriving back in 2001. Curious, 5-month-old kittens with sweet dispositions and a great talent for hunting mice and birds. Seems like yesterday.
In Duluth, we lived way out in the country on a lake, so the girls were free to roam and hunt as they pleased. They brought home mice, shrews, birds, chipmunks and partridge (grouse). Panda was even known to go after deer – hence her nickname “Deerstalker”! (Of course she never even got close, but that didn’t stop her!)
Ravi did love chasing birds in that backyard maple tree…
In 2006, we relocated back to the Twin Cities and they became full-time house cats. They were none too pleased to be kept inside all the time, especially with all those juicy, well-fed birdies and squirrels in the backyard!
We’ve had some good times, and they still love sitting in the porch or window chattering at the birds (what I call their “Bird Alert”) trying to get those tasty little morsels to come to them. The big ones (crows) excite them even more. Such is the life of a suburban housecat.
To keep them healthy, we feed our girls a grain-free diet that includes the occasional bit of meat, eggs or fish. Their special Birthday treat was a tin of sardines – their favorite!