I was bringing firewood in and just happened to look out across the pasture. Bold and calm as you please, comes this fellow marching across the field.
I was trying to get some decent pictures of him when I realized that he had not seen me at all and was just about to head right up my leg. I had to stamp my foot at him and he veered off under the wall and behind the firewood instead. A few minutes later, he sneaked out under the back wall and around the barn, probably very disappointed that I had kept him from his free meal.
I told Kipper that she had better eat all she wants while I am around, because I have locked the food up. Mink are rather cute and I might even prefer them to the rabbit invasion I had last year, but if mink are happy to come visit, the Fisher I have seen nearby might visit as well. A mink is one thing, but Fishers like to eat cats and are big enough cause trouble.
No more free-choice food for fat cats as I doubt the fat cat would like to become free-choice food.