And, in this corner…Freddy Frog. Weighing in at 7 ozs, sitting at 2 inches tall his secret weapon is stillness. Absolute stillness. In the other corner…Colby Jack Flash. Feline. 16 pounds of mellow fury. Curious about anything that moves.
I got home yesterday evening and discovered this frog sitting the edge of the patio. Not the smartest frog since I had just let the cat out the front door. I grabbed my camera and began shooting, hoping that Mr. Mosey would take his time discovering that I was in the back yard. Within 2 minutes I felt the soft brush of cat fur as I crouched on the ground. Camera in one hand, I gently shoved the cat with the other, hoping that he wouldn’t notice the frog.
Colby Jack is not a stone cold killer. That wouldn’t occur to him. But, he will play with things that move. For instance, last weekend I saw him sitting vulture-like staring at something on the ground, pawing at it occasionally. I went out and discovered the last two inches of a snake tail…still moving (we suspect the husband took it out with the lawn mower). The cat was fascinated. Later that same day, same pose…this time? A potato bug crawling through the grass.
I knew that if he and the frog faced off that the frog would likely live, but would endure a lot of pawing and possibly and accidental puncture wound or two. I managed to distract the cat, finish shooting, and assisted the frog in hopping across the yard to safety. Mr. Mosey didn’t even notice.