It was a beautiful morning. The sun was just coming over the horizon and I could hear the birds chirping outdoors. I heard our cat, Hunter, crying at the front door and went to let him in. Lo and behold he greeted me at the door bearing a gift for our family. Living up to his feline destiny he presented us with the remains of his latest conquest, a blue jay.
While my initial reaction was to scold him I remembered that this is just part of his nature. One look at his proud face and I could only accept his gift graciously. Keeping his family full of tasty blue jay was his job and he was as pleased as could be. Hunter brushed up against my leg purring and I brought him in for a treat to reward him for his successful hunt.
Shutting the door to give Hunter his due I was more than willing to let my boys take care of gift removal when they woke up.