Moth6 September, 2007
Mum cat, Ananda, helpfully brought in a LARGE moth last night.
She let it go and the kittens pounced. Moments later, Loki, the brown tabby kitten, was wearing a cute fluttery moustache. A gulp later, moth was no more and Loki was looking very pleased with himself.
(urggh – rather him than me).
There is a stain on the kitchen floor where the moth’s wings have left their powdery imprint. Elli, the little black kitten, keeps darting toward that spot and sniffing it.
I suppose this could be construed as raw feeding for cats? What sort of nutritional values does a moth have? Is there a market for canned moths for cats? Are you going to report me to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Moths?
[if you suffer from Mottephobia (fear of moths) as I do, cats are a great way of avoiding it. I grew up in a country which had Atlas Moths – please be kind – Atlas Moths have a wingspan of 10-12 inches!!! Imagine, a moth the size of a blackbird!!!! I haven’t seen many moths around this summer. Now I know why.
Ananda, the mummy cat, understands what I mean when I say “flappy flappy?” in an enquiring tone, and she looks around for the moth. You know you’re a cat breeder/crazy cat person when you talk baby talk to your cat!]