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Friday, February 01, 2019

Cats and birds - yum yum

Dear George,
I have mixed feelings and I don’t know what to do! I need your help!Here is my story: lately my mummy started bringing home people and cats; human guests who stayed for too long (if you care to ask me) and few cats she fostered for a shorter time.
There must be something wrong with mummy! Why does she think she have to help everybody and anybody? What could she possibly be missing in her life if she has me? What? Last night I’ve heard her talking with a friend and promising she’ll look over her two birds if she’ll bring the cage over to our house (while her friend will be travelling overseas). She even promised her friend that I’ll be a good girl and become friends with the birds! Phew! How could I befriend a bird?
George, I love my mummy very much! Should I be honorable and tell her honestly that I’ll never befriend a bird or should I keep quiet and enjoy the “accidental” but juicy dinner? Would she learn her lesson then? What do you think?
Shumba

Dear Shumba,
Aren't humans dumb! Cats do not befriend birds. We hunt them. It is in our DNA. Has she ever seen you looking longingly out of the window at passing birds? I think she ought to take a closer look - your body tense with hunting desire and your eyes in a hard stare. It's not the look of a cat that wants to cuddle up with a bird. 
Here's a photo of one of Celia's foster cats, Boomer, looking at birds on the windowsill. You can't see his eyes but you can perhaps see how (despite being fat) he is craning his body round to get as close to the bird on the left as he can. Believe me, Boomer didn't want to befriend that blue tit. He wanted to grab it!
All in all, Shumba, I would just let her go ahead. Why waste the chance of having some juicy prey put right in your reach! 
Have fun with the birds.
Yours
George

11 comments:

  1. deer cod in all de seaz Shumba...KNOT...BURDS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    :) ☺☺♥♥

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  2. Shumba darling, you shouldn't watch TV or read when you eat! I see you sitting at your dinner table with a remote in front of you! Darling....that's a big no-no!
    In good spirit :-)
    Tommy

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  3. You are so cute! Such a poker face! Bet you are thinking of those birds as your dinner already!
    Lenny

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  4. HI. I think this is a very interesting situation. Personally, as one who is a pigeon and sparrow fancier I would say, bring them on. He who enters the lions den need expect sum nibbles here and there. But in reality, if the human has them birds caged, then they will be off limits. Now, if they get loose, well that is entirely anther matter, and one I suspect, as this is a family blog, we best not talk about ;)
    Toodle pips and purrs
    ERin

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  5. Some exceptions thou! Here is link to a video about a cat trying to befriend a bird!
    https://youtu.be/JQZc5VABKyw
    It's true - we don't know the purpose and we might never found out from the bird:-)
    Chico

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  6. Why not? Lion laying down with the Lamb stuff - hey, cats and dogs can live together - could happen!

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  7. Hey, George, how come we don't know you? It's always nice to have someone to go to for advice about our humans. We sure are happy you joined our blog hop, and we hope you'll come back often. We are now followers. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  8. Befriend a bird? This is NOT what cats do George. Really. It would be a big BIG ask.

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