Squirrelstar halted and sniffed the air her apprentice Poppypaw was with her this would be there fist day training together and she couldn't wait to train the apprentice. Squirrelstars fiery ginger pelt could be seen from miles away and she was always surprised when prey didn't spot her but she was a great hunter. She turned to Poppypaw her emerald green eyes shining "Okay what can you smell?" she asked sniffing the air herself.
Poppypaw raced trough the forest side by side with the warrior stopping when she did as well. She parted her maw and scented the air as instructed, she then turned her head back to the ginger molly. " I think I smell prey," she meowed hopefully sniffing the air again as a breeze went by. Her whiskers quivered in excitement as she got more and more scents of the forest around her.
Squirrelstar smiled "Yes" she meowed "What type of prey?" she asked Poppypaw "Its okay if you don't know I won't judge" she meowed she lifted her head and smelt the stale sent of a fox but her fur still bristled at the thought of a fox in her clans territory. She sniffed again and caught the stale sent of the sunhigh patrol as well.
Poppypaw blinked at Squirrelstar and sniffed again. " hmm, perhaps a mouse or squirrel," she shrugged " I'm not to sure," she admitted this was her first hunting lesson and it was hard for the patchy tabby she cat to concentration with all the new and wonderful smells of the forest.
Squirrelstar smiled at the she-cats honesty "Yes there is a Mouse but can you pin point where it is?" she asked watching the apprentice. She remembered her first time when she had been an apprentice and she couldn't concentrate with all the smells and noises of the forest as well.
She inhaled the scent deeper and paused for a second, until a wave of excitement washed over her. " Its over there!" she exclaimed proudly bending her tail to point a large bush confidently. poppypaw smiled brightly at the ginger femme, happy with herself that she managed to discover the small rodent.
Squirrelstar smiled her emerald green eyes shining with Pride "Yes now I want you to try and catch it" she meowed "Don't worry if you don't I didn't catch my first mouse when I first became and apprentice". She crouched into a crouching position showing Poppypaw how to do it then let her try to catch the mouse.
Poppypaw nodded repeating the crouch she had seen her mentor preform, she stalked quietly towards the moused hidden away in the bush. She pounded into the bush at an odd angle and only manage to bat the mouse with he paw, failing to catch it. she rolled out of the bush with a half heated sigh, also somehow she had gotten a twig caught in her thick pelt.
Squirrelstar smiled "Nice try" she meowed "But we need to work on your jump" she got into a hunting crouch and flicked her tail indicating for Poppypaw to follow along. "When you leap try not to lean to the side try and lean forward" she meowed leaping into the air and catching a leaf.
Poppypaw nodded and shook her pelt free of the twigs that had gotten stuck ready to try again on an imaginary mouse, once again she dropped into a crouch like before more focused this time. Poppyaw used her hind legs to launch her forwards her forepaws landing on a tumbling leaf, pushing it down to the earth below. " Its that good?" she asked returning back to her mentor.
Squirrelstar smiled with pride "Much better now try and find some prey and catch it" she meowed "I can smell another mouse somewhere" she meowed to the apprentice her tail swaying happily and with pride.
she scented the air again and padded toward a bush. She dropped swiftly into a crouch and waited for the right moment. It was another small grey mouse sitting chewing on something. She used her powerful hind legs to launch her onto the mouse. Poppypaw landed on it and bit on on the rodent killing it, but she made the bite wound to big since she wasn't careful. She tasted the Luke warm blood hit her tongue and dropped the mouse when she retrieved it from the bush.
Her eyes gleamed with happines from her mentors praise. Hey head was help high with accomplishment, " Thank you Squrrilestar," she dipped her head to the ginger molly thanking her. she then looked back at her mouse grinning.
Squirrelstar looked at the sky and he smile faded "Come on we should be heading back to camp its getting late" she meowed to her apprentice her smile back on her face. "Maybe you could talk to the apprentices" she meowed (Maybe we could post in the app den and I could be an app?)
Tigerdawn: Hey Guys Im speaking in behalf of Spot, Raven, Mint and Squi. they are really sorry they haven't been on just with GCSE and all they are taking time out but they promised to be back on again. When they don't know if its a few weeks then great.
Nov 1, 2016 18:55:18 GMT
Tigerdawn: if it is a few years then I am sorry. Thank you. xx
Nov 1, 2016 18:55:32 GMT