9.15.2006

You've heard me talk about my incredible insatiable taste for insects before...mmmm...yummy. Last night the most delectable treat wandered into the kitchen. The people were out at the grocery store so I took the chance to enjoy my feast in private.

It was HUGE! It was one of these (note from mom: EW! I had to find a rendered image because the real ones just make my skin crawl!) Camel or Cave Cricket . The Chip Man is always down in the basement killing these this time of year. It bounces REALLY high, but not as high as me! Chase looked on as a disgusted Kaze left the room (she can be such a priss). I take my title as the House Hunter very seriously so I was on the job. It was a tough fight and just as I overcame the creature Meowmy and the Chip Man returned from the store.

Meowmy looked at what was in my mouth and walked right back out the back door. The Chip Man being oh so fierce (NOT) didn't even venture in the house. Meowmy kept checking on me and at one point I was in devour mode and I was much/crunching away. All that was left was a leg. I ate that too.

For the rest of the night they kept calling me "Cricket Cat". They used to call me that because of the cute way I jump but I think this was not as nice. They didn't want me near them. That's not nice as I did them a service. Of course last night I was pretty snuggly so they couldn't resist me for too long.

This morning I left her a little pile of regurgitated greenies (she wanted the cricket out of my mouth) and a leg.

Edited: Meowmy notcied the link wasn't working and now it is. Guess you're all brave to have visited the picture ;)

****Update 9/11/2007****If you are looking for info on Camel Crickets please see my new post about how to rid yourself of them!Camel Cricket

12 comments:

Merlin said...

Good work, Latte!

I do love a crunchy insect. When I find one though, Dad gets all twitchy and sprays the whole house and Mom gets all grossed out.

Rascal said...

Excellent hunting! Insects are fast, so you showed a lot of skill in your kill.

Gemini said...

Oh what a furry brave cat you are Latte. I only get spiders around here. I think a cricket might scare me.

Hot(M)BC said...

Good job Latte!
PUrrrrrs,
Boni

The Meezers said...

wow, you are the bug hunter! it's funny that your daddy didn't efenn come in the house. our mommy would have been frowing up. - Sammy

Junior said...

I hope some critters start coming into my new home so I can hunt them! Good job Latte!

cecilia said...

Well Done Latte. Especially on the regurgitation.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

That cricket looked YUMMY! I'll have to look for one. I think maybe the window sill is the best place to look. Sometimes there beetles there!
Toby

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we neffur tried one of those things. maybe yur momma an daddy were so in awe of yur skills that they left ta go alert the media. ya prolly shud expect a camera crew ta show up an innerview you.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Wow, weve nevur seen any of those arownd owr place. Can we come ovur to visit yoo and luk for "cave crickets" togethur?!?!? Were sooo jellus!

Zeus said...

I personally think crickets are a tasty delicacy, but my human pet is deeply afraid (almost to the point of it being a phobia) of bugs. She can't stand any bug, and had she seen you with it in your mouth, her heart would have raced, tears would come from her eyes, and screams would have been heard throughout the neighborhood.

Elaine said...

This is Lux - Mom signed her name so I could post here!

I am all aquiver!!! During the spring, when the bugs start arriving and sneaking underneath the front door, I post myself there about 9:00 p.m. and won't move all night.

But, Latte, you should have been here the day a tiny lizard got in! (Mom and Dad weren't home.) Mom's contact lenses don't work very well sometimes, so she saw something and bent over to look closer: scream! Then she got very sad; she really doesn't like to see dead things.

I'll bet we could have lots of fun together ...

Lux