Why can't we eat the bats in the mines? They're basically flying mice with an attitude. I'd like to suggest being able to eat the bats, maybe at a reduced percentage? It would certainly help kitty keep going, and if a cat is hungry enough, they'll eat anything. :-)
Definitely support this-- it seems weird that the bats don't drop anything. Heck, since the bats fight back, I'd suggest making them drop MORE food (or eating bat could give a healing buff?)-- right now I just nope my way out of bat fights lol. There's no point in taking damage if there's nothing to be gained.