Zoey, Toby and Alice
Some of the cats like to spend a little time sitting on the porch or the railing, in the hope that a bird will come close enough for them to 'reach out and touch'. But the birds are much smarter than that.
Yesterday I got out and did some tidying up in the garden, and of course a few cats had to 'help' me.
Toby is a great helper :)
That's always fun, pushing them out of the way every couple of minutes. They love to be 'up close and personal'.
I had my camera in my pocket just in case an opportunity arose for a good photo. The birds were singing up a storm in the big maple and busily visiting the feeders.
I decided to snap a few pictures of an unusually friendly red-winged blackbird, but of course, the cats followed me. I think there were three at my feet. Therefore, I had no hope at all of capturing a decent picture of any bird with this entourage following. But....surprisingly, the bird stayed right there on a low tree branch and continued chattering at me. I thought r-w black birds were shy. Not this one!
It even flew to the tray feeder and helped itself to some seed while I stood nearby snapping pictures. A real dare-devil!
A friendly little chickadee flew down to pose as well, and to scold the cats while he was at it.
But, this is not what I started out to tell you. The original thoughts I had for this post concerned this black devil, Tuxedo,
who I recently caught in the act of trying to pilfer the birdies' suet from the front porch.
If he can't eat the birds, then he'll have their food!
I banged on the glass door trying to dissuade him, but he ignored me. So I snapped his picture for evidence, instead.
Finally, he turned and looked at me. "What?" He said. "Do you have a problem? Can't you see I'm busy!"
That's a cat with a bad attitude!
He's in trouble.