Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gata shares dinner with me....

It's 4:00, I have to head out to school and what does my cat bring to me as a present. A live bird. Now, this happened once before and nearly wrecked my home. That time the bird flew up onto the curtain rod on the front windows, and the cat proceeded to leap onto the curtains to get to the bird. The bird then flew across the living room over to the other side of the dining room and up on top of the hutch. The cat ran across the coffee table, up onto the dining room table and leaped at the bird, who flew across to the curtains again. This went on for 20 minutes as the stuff on my tables went flying everywhere and the curtains got shredded. Finally, the bird noticed the open door and flew out.

This time it was a little different, because the curtains were open and the bird tried to fly out the window. SPLAT! It's amazing how resilient these little birds are, hit the window full force and, although a little stunned, it survived. I picked it up in a towel, took it outside and when I let it go it flew off like nothing was wrong. Now, it probably had a bad concussion, maybe even internal bleeding, but I'm just going to believe that it survived.

5 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Awww. Sorry, but I'm rooting for the bird on this one.
But at least the cat didn't bring a live rat in to share with you.

Max said...

Yeah, me too.

A Paperback Writer said...

She was probably miffed at you for letting her prize get away. No doubt she thinks you're strange and insensitive -- after all her hard work to bring you live food and you not only don't praise her, but you get rid of it! For rude!
If only she could blog, her side of the story would be great....

jannx said...

I'm glad the bird was able to fly away.

Max said...

I did thank her for it and pet her after I let it go. After all, she's a cat and I'm not going to punish her for doing what nature encoded into her. But at the same time, I am pretty happy that the bird at least seemed to be ok.