Pumpkin Explores the Mallow Patch
You met Pumpkin before in http://www.personapaper.com/article/9640-cats-in-my-life-meet-pumpkin , but today I want to show her in action. She was an active hunter. In these photos she is exploring a patch of mallows on our Templeton property. Below she is entering the mass of mallow plants, trying to determine which path she will take.
I am watching, just to see what she will do. I love observing cats outside when they are exploring. They remind me of their wild cousins, especially if they are hunting. I wasn't sure if Pumpkin was going hunting or not here. It appears she isn't sure herself in this picture below.
Perhaps all she wants to do is smell the mallow . Or maybe she's trying to determine if any gophers may be around, under all those plants. For sure she is taking a good whiff of her surroundings. Who knows? Maybe she will eat some of a leaf, just as she sometimes nibbles on grass. Mallow is very nutritious, even for humans. We make good use of that patch ourselves and harvest the leaves for salad and cooking. They are best at this stage when they have not yet matured enough to flower. You can see how high these weeds are compared to the size of Pumpkin's body.
Do you like to watch cats explore outside?
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