Since she arrived on the ranch, Kitty has had a mind of her own. Usually she sleeps in the barn, but the moment the sun appears she heads for the deck and her favorite kibble. Sometimes I spot her laying with the sheep. Other days she’ll take a long walk in the woods. Her only predictable behavior is tractor start-up. As soon as the cat hears the diesel rumble, she climbs right up — wanting to hitch a ride. I’m never sure what she’s thinking — maybe it’s more fun than catching mice…..