This week I needed to empty one of our bird feeders, and I put the leftover seed right in front of our screened porch, thinking the cats would enjoy seeing the wildlife they’re always watching up closer. It worked almost too well — Tigger and Leo, our red tabbies, became obsessed with the squirrels, chipmunks, mice and birds that came to eat the seed.

You can see how intensely focused they are on this gray tree rat. At times we couldn’t even lure them away with their own food, they were so anxious to get back out there. Guess I won’t do that again, but it was entertaining.

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