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Posted June 29, 2007 at 06:29:03 AM by Bean
Well, it's open season on birds once again. At least, our cats seem to think so. They like to hide out on the deck and wait for birds to land on the rail, then snatch 'em and bring 'em inside to show off / torture / kill / eat.

Yesterday when I got home from work, a pile of feathers awaited me directly inside the front door. I coudln't find the bird that they came from, but the air was thick with tension. Stef found the bird sitting above a window on the curtian rail, mainly by following the laserbeam-esque cat stares. We managed to get the cats distracted and contained, and shoo'd the little birdy out the front door. Score one for the birds!

Then, at 6:30 this morning, Kate deposited a crippled, bloody, flopping bird at the foot of our bed. Once again, we had to get the cats under control and out of the room. I dropped the bird out of the window. He glided a bit and had a somewhat-controlled crash landing down in the flower beds. I doubt he'll make it. Score one for the cats :(.

FYI, the cats got 5 birds last year. We only found 4 of them.

Needless to say, the cat door has been temporarily decommissioned.
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16 comments
Brad (June 29, 2007 at 08:43:54 AM):
I wonder if you put some sort of netting over the porch...They could still come in through the rails, but I bet it would cut down a lot.
bean (June 29, 2007 at 09:16:58 AM):
yeah but it would look like TRACH
foo (June 29, 2007 at 09:46:54 AM):
good blog. i admire cats for their ability to kill and eat birds, which i think would be hard to catch.

could you put up a scarecrow of some sort to keep the birds away? i think my bro used something as cheap as pie pans that clink together.

or, you could be reasonable and trade in the cats for a dog. that's what i would do. you can borrow cooper for a few weeks for a test run.



bigD (June 29, 2007 at 09:48:00 AM):
It's a well documented fact that dogs are superior in every facet to cats.
Finch (June 29, 2007 at 10:06:05 AM):
He's right.
celeb (June 29, 2007 at 10:08:03 AM):
disagreed. find me an loldog on the internet. now try NOT to find me an lolcat.

I rest my case
bean (June 29, 2007 at 10:40:02 AM):
Dogs require a lot more care than cats, even with the trouble of birds, etc.

Also, we had an own statue thing out theer, but it fell off the deck. Perhaps we shoudl put it back up!

Brad (June 29, 2007 at 11:38:42 AM):
If cats with gleaming teeth and razor clams don't scare them, then a scarecrow nor an own statue thing will.
bigD (June 29, 2007 at 01:52:12 PM):
I just LOLed regarding 'own statue'
vinnie jones (June 29, 2007 at 10:19:08 PM):
Dead bird count for the year--
Your cats: 7
Vinnie: 300+



foo (July 01, 2007 at 06:08:29 PM):
those cats slink around real slinky like so the birds don't see them. birds are stupid that way. don't you know anything?
foo (July 01, 2007 at 06:10:11 PM):
btw, i was longing for your blogs where you describe how to make food. do that some more. i am not fat enough these days.
foo (July 01, 2007 at 06:12:42 PM):
i want to plug Cooper again. you should borrow him and then you will see the light. Cooper is fuzzy nuts, man. you should blog about Cooper. do the right thing, and have your cats put down, and get a dog. yiesh.

jk dude. cats are aight.

corbin (July 02, 2007 at 06:02:07 AM):
i don't want ot know about plugging no dogs. my dog had fuzzy nuts until we had him neutered.
celeb (July 02, 2007 at 06:46:24 AM):
this conversation has derailed!
foo (July 02, 2007 at 06:50:32 PM):
LOL on plugging dogs!
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