Monday, May 24, 2010
It's not uncommon for me to find a pile of feathers in the house, indicating that one of my cats has made a snack of one of the local birds. Today I heard one of the cats come inside meowing the deep yowling meow that seems to mean: "I am a great hunter, returned to my lair with my prey."
I got up and saw it was Boo, with a dark colored bird in his mouth. The bird wasn't moving, and I assumed it was already dead. I shooed Boo, with his bird, back outside, so as to avoid another pile of feathers being left inside for me to clean up.
I watched Boo as he went out, and then I saw him put the bird down, and much to my surprise, the bird flapped away a couple of feet, with Boo jumping right after him. I ran and put on some clothes and shoes, and rushed outside. I found Boo in the bushes, crouched over the motionless bird. I picked the bird up and he struggled a little and escaped from my hands, gliding down and landing in the grass a few feet away. Beating out several cats who were heading his way, I scooped him up again and took him inside. He seemed alert enough, but clearly not up to flying, so I didn't think he'd be safe outside on his own.
I've set him up in one of the kitty condo cages I have for when I board cats, giving him some food, water, and sticks to perch on. He seems quite well, as far as I can tell, but I'm going to have him stay for a few days of rest and recuperation just to be on the safe side. He is quite a lovely little fellow. Below are some photos I just took of him. Can anyone tell me what type of bird he is??
Sunday, May 16, 2010
When I arrived home from work yesterday morning, I found Chester on top of the refrigerator, with his paws together in a position of prayer.
I wondered what he was praying about,
but whatever it was, he chose to keep it private...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
As I drove into my driveway this morning, and pulled up next to the big willow tree to park, I looked up and noticed how lovely the sun looked, filtered through the spring growth of the old willow tree. I took a few photos, and these are my favorite:
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