Sunday, September 1, 2013
Pepper the barn cat
Unlike most farms around here, we don't have a dozen or more cats. Why? Because we have Patches the queen of the felines, and even though she is nine years old now, she still keeps other cats from calling our place home when they get dumped in the country. However, I realized last year that she was really not into the job of hunting and killing mice any longer. How did I realize this? Because our barn had a mouse problem worse than I had ever seen! And when Patches would see a mouse, she would just ignore it!
This little guy is Pepper, pictured here with Lucy our livestock guardian.
His partner in mouse control is Salt, whom I will introduce you to later. Both of them are super sweet and lovable ... and deadly if you happen to be a mouse.