Sassy is a strange cat.

When I came home from home teaching tonight, I found Sassy sitting on the doorstep with a dead gopher in front of her. This is very usual cat behavior, and I was most delighted to discover that the gopher had finally been caught. (At least, I hope it's the gopher.)

I scratched Sassy's back for her and she immediately went to eating.

Cats don't normally like being disturbed while eating, especially if eating something they hunted down, so I stood up. Sassy, however, stopped eating and looked up at me.

So, I returned to scratching her back and she returned to crunching and munching her snack. I kept petting her until the gopher was all gobbled up.

She's very weird. Though, I can imagine that she might be afraid of the neighbor cats.