Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Order of Things

Recently here on the farm I have witnessed tomcat A and B in a fight to the death until tomcat C came in to rescue either A or B. In a cat fight it's kind of hard to determine which side to root for. Well, it's hard to determine anything in a cat fight. Cat B left the fray to A and C. So B must have been the rescue e.
I've seen cats catch and eat mice. Dogs kill Racoons. A Redtail Hawk kill a rabbit and five or six Turkey Vultures tear a dead whitetail limb from limb.
I have therefore determined that I like my place in the food chain. At least here in Nebraska we don't have bears. Being at the top means you don't have to keep looking behind, to the side, up, back, left side, right side, up, ... It would make it hard to blog and read the paper.

14 comments:

Britmum said...

Your the farmer right at the top of the food chain. So you won't be getting a swivle head anytime soon?

I have eyes at the back of my head though ya know. It was a requirement to have them installed when I became a mother.

Take care

poopie said...

Yikes! I've never seen a REAL cat fight. Don't think I'd like it much either ;)

Jim said...

You are lucky too, to live in Nebraska where there aren't alligators. These are pretty popular from Florida to Texas along the Gulf Coast.

When I lived in New Hampshire it was said about the rich people who wintered in Florida, they were saying we shouldn't go there, all that Florida had "was alligators and mosquitoes." I never heard one say that, I don't think I knew any rich people either.

Were all three of those your cats?
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Cliff Morrow said...

Yes Jim, the cats are ours and on second thought, the misquitos are probably to be feared as much as anything.

Raggedy said...

Who was the winner then A or C? Your story makes me miss the farm. I witnessed a golden eagle swoop down and grab a cat once while I was feeding my horses. The larger birds do not appear near as large in the air as they really are when you see them close up.

Have a great day!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

hmm, I am trying to picutre this in my head.

I once saw one of my tomcats kill another cat...but it was a gimpy cat.

Being at the top of the food chain is nice. But I do have bears in my nieghborhood.

should I be scared?

Mike said...

Dog fights can be pretty dramatic, too. I saw one walking home from kindergarten that I will NEVER forget. Thankfully, I be going to first grade next year.

Peter said...

I told you that you were wise Cliff.

Jamie Dawn said...

Yep, I agree. I want to eat the food, not BE the food.

When I imagine a cat fight, I think of girls clawing at each other because one of them stole the other one's man. Cats or girls, either way, it's not pretty.

Felecia said...

Sadly some people live portions of their lives this way; we just label it "paranoid":)

Rachel said...

I hate to see cats fighting. Just like I hate to see people or anything fighting. Just not a pretty thing.

They have been noticing a few black bears in our area now. If I see one you will no doubt hear me scream all the way out there in Nebraska! (Or I could pass out).

Maria said...

Sounds like those cats were into the "nip". Years ago when we were raising Manx cats, we had an old guy that was the sweetest cat among all the others in our cattery. That is until he got some catnip. Then he was an obnoxious fighting machine. We use to threaten to send him to Catnip Anonymous.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I think you've got more cats than letters in the alphabet.

Paul said...

I hear all that.