Friday, February 22, 2013

Boghadair Ratcatcher!

photo by tyler of goingslowly.com

45 Comments:

Blogger Jamie said...

Yes!! Can I send Boghadair my two cats for some lessons? :)

February 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Good kitty! (And such a handsome little man, too!)

February 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Oh, well done!!

February 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Ellen Rathbone said...

Well done!

February 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger rocy + indiana said...

Good job, kitty-cat!

February 22, 2013 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Karen Talamantez said...

Wow! Good for him. He is officially a farm cat. Earns his living. That rat is nearly as big as he is.

February 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

That cat deserves at treat of catnip! What a good boy!

February 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

Dang! That's a big 'un! Way to go Bo!

February 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

He is earning his keep!

February 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Wow! That rodent's almost as big as he is!

February 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

Dang! That big ol' rat puts ours to shame!! Good job kitty!

February 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Good Kitty!

February 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Yeesh that's a big rat! Reminds me of the time my mother-in-law's cat carried a LIVE rabbit into her house. That was a commotion, to say the least!

February 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Sam Murray said...

wow he's getting so big! turning into a handsome grown up kitty!

February 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM  
OpenID vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia said...

I had a small calico cat who at the same time as she caught weasels invading my old and not very tight farmhouse used to lean up against the clear plastic walls of out two pet rats' cage with them directly asleep on the other side and peacefully snooze the evenings away in mutual comfort! Her best hunting morning resulted in 5 dead mice lined up on the kitchen floor - you've got yourself a keeper there! Way to go Boghadair!!

February 22, 2013 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Atta boy! That's good cat...and a big rat! It's probably been evading you for some time!

February 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger mtnman81 said...

BOG is a Beast! Good form!

February 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger mtnman81 said...

Good form Bog...good form

February 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Devon said...

You go Bogh! Good boy!

February 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM  
OpenID dagnygromer said...

Great photo of a good mouser! Is he bringing the rat to you to share?

February 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

We used to live in an old farmhouse that had rats the size of small dogs. They were so big those gigantic rat traps would only knock them out for a minute and they could pull their heads out and we'd have to finish the job! They were nasty! Way to go Bo!!!!!!

February 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger jules said...

Good kitty!

February 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Well done, young man!

My 14 y/o son, upon hearing that the cat in the photo is only ~4 months old: "Our cats are slackers."
Me: "We don't have any rats."
Son: "Well, that's a good thing, then."

February 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Good boy Bogh!!! He is bringing you a present Jenna. Lol.

February 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! I have me a killer cat too and they are worth their weight in GOLD when you live on a farm. Go Boghadair!

February 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

that's awesome. what a great hunter he is!

February 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Rich With Life said...

Wow! Did he eat it or just proudly display it for you?

February 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Big Sky Chicken Ranch and Victory Garden said...

That is awesome. I once had a bad-ass-son-of-a-barn-cat who would mew at the door until I opened it and praised him for his catch. Then he would start with the head and munch away until nothing was left but the tail and some random organ.

February 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

While I'm very surprised you have rats, that is one useful kitty. My MeCoon used to keep the farmette clear of mice, moles, voles, chipmunks and squirrels.

February 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I have never seen a rat in my house, not in the living spaces ever - nor the kitchen. But they sure are in teh barn and around the rabbit and chicken feeders and the barn is less than 30 feet from my kitchen!

Bogh actually ripped this rat out of the attic crawlspace. We were playing Catan two rooms away and there he was, having just jumped down from the whole in the ceiling he had been staring at all night. Tyler grabbed the camera and chased him into the bathroom!

I bet you're wondering? Ceiling?! There's an old hand-hewn beam in the kitchen Bogh climbs like a tree. There is a 3 inch hole to the attic at the top, that he can't fit through but a rat can. He waited there and then WACK! got em!

February 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Myers said...

yeah! thats a good boy!

February 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Good for you Jenna. My ex, Mark had 3 house-kitties and a feral he'd tamed, named Precious. One night, Precious brought him a present--a very live mouse. She brought it in the house and spit him out on the floor of the living room. Grumpy looked at Mark -- "Surely you don't expect ME to deal with vermin in the house"
Thomasina said ---"Eeeek! A Mouse!" and ran like hell.
Beebee--Mark's spherical tuxedo kitty did her best, making laps for 15 min until she collapsed, panting in front of him and then had to have a lie-down. Precious smirked. "Incompetents". From then on, she brought only dead mice into the house.

February 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Good for you Jenna. My ex, Mark had 3 house-kitties and a feral he'd tamed, named Precious. One night, Precious brought him a present--a very live mouse. She brought it in the house and spit him out on the floor of the living room. Grumpy looked at Mark -- "Surely you don't expect ME to deal with vermin in the house"
Thomasina said ---"Eeeek! A Mouse!" and ran like hell.
Beebee--Mark's spherical tuxedo kitty did her best, making laps for 15 min until she collapsed, panting in front of him and then had to have a lie-down. Precious smirked. "Incompetents". From then on, she brought only dead mice into the house.

February 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Quite possibly the best farming pic I've seen in ages :)

February 22, 2013 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Whoa, that thing's HUGE! It's as big as the cat. Good boy! Makes my skin crawl to think something that big is in the house.

February 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

The fact that he knew it was there and waited for it proves that Bo is really committed to his job! Way to go, FarmCat!

February 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

What a good boy - earning his keep!

February 22, 2013 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Wow! He is one superb hunter! :D

February 22, 2013 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Wow!! Good boy!

February 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

Good boy, Bo!

February 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Rich With Life said...

Also, I love Catan.

February 22, 2013 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Dalliann said...

Whoa! That's especially impressive given the rat's size in comparison to Boghadair's. Good job, kitty! I bet he's bragging to Yeti about this... :D

February 22, 2013 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

what a good boy he is. Good cat!

February 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

You got a keeper! (The cat not the rat lol)

February 23, 2013 at 3:03 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I always wondered if you got rid of them in your barn after you posted that story a long time ago. And thank you for clarifying this was in your attic not your kitchen, I was getting the willies.

February 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM  

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