...you have trouble telling them apart in photos!
That's Emerson on the left, and Honey on the right.
Emerson was leading the way back to the barn. He is now a part-time barn cat. He spends his days out there with the barn crew and he is a mighty hunter.
Last Friday, right before my eyes, he took out a rat. We've hardly seen any rats since dealing with them this summer, and particularly since we got the barn cats. But this one was snoozing under the metal pan in the cage Lenny the blind duck sleeps in. I saw it when I removed the pan to clean it, and it didn't take off, so I gently deposited Emerson in the cage, and before I even got out of the coop, he caught it and ran past me with it in his jaws. Then when I was cleaning out the ponies, I heard ominous crunching next to me (eeeyuw.) Emerson ate the whole thing, apart from one internal organ no cats seem to like. Poor rat, but we just can't have them in the barn.
Emerson later came in and fell asleep on my yoga mat as I was doing savasana...
Note the distended, rat-filled belly. Eeyuw! More deworming on the menu.
Meanwhile, back to today...
Honey, who came from Greece in November with her siblings Buttercup and Daisy, has adapted incredibly well to winter!
She's a big cuddle-bunny!
Pip is intrepid too, but she's a native Canadian.
And this isn't as serious as it looks...
Emerson decided to jump on Pip, who wasn't impressed. But no blood was shed!
Honey checked out my snowshoes, then expressed her desire to be inside lying next to a warm fire.
But I told her, "Sorry, I'm going snowshoeing!"
And then Emerson came back from exploring with Buttercup!
And Buttercup followed Emerson towards the house!
Meanwhile, some selfies with sweet Honey...
More kitty pics coming! We got a bit of snow today but it was a nice day to be outside, as the temperature wasn't too cold, just hovering around the freezing mark. It's supposed to drop tonight with nasty windchills. Stay warm out there!