See the mighty huntress!
I had the back door open and Calla was outside on the patio. Then she began to make quite a fuss out there like she was calling me out. Even Gus took notice of all the noise.
I went out and didn’t see anything. Then I noticed that although when I came close she would back off, she kept coming back to one spot. I looked real close and there was a cricket / katydid / grasshopper there! She had caught it, or was warning me about it, or something.
I gave her some props for catching it, and told her it was safe. This made her a little bolder, and when it jumped out onto the concrete she pounced on it. Then she would “de-pounce and back off when it wriggled.
A few minutes of this and the poor thing was pretty dazed. She would then grab it in her mouth and then drop it when it moved. I don’t think she ever crunched it up, but nevertheless it still counts as a victory!
Gus was totally impressed.