July 1st 2011 6:49 pm
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WARNING TO TROUT TOWNE TABSTERS:
THIS DIARY CONTAINS EXPLICIT MATERIAL. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I want to talk about birds. We’ve got a lot of them around here. There’s, like, NO VACANCY signs on all the Mama’s birdhouses. If we crane our necks a little, we can see two of the houses from the cattery. On the left we’ve got swallows and on the right, we got wrens. And as far as I can tell, they’re not good for much of ANYTHING. I know the Mama says she really likes to see them and hear them sing, but that’s because she doesn’t know what they’re saying! I know what they’re saying: they’re mocking us! Because they get to fly any ol’ place they feel like and we can’t do anything about it, ‘cause we’re behind this fence. They fly to and fro, to and fro, getting OUR bugs to feed to those little free-loading babies of theirs – they’re not even paying any rent on those houses! And I heard the Mama out there apologizing to the swallows when they first moved in ‘cause she hadn’t CLEANED THEIR HOUSE FOR THEM!!! They can’t even clean their own houses!!!!!!
Oh, and there’s another nest in the elm tree that the Baltimore orioles built; at least they did some work putting up that nest; not that it benefits US any. The Mama really likes them for some reason, and will stand there looking up for the longest time, getting a crick in her neck, just trying to catch a glimpse of one of them, which is hard to do even for us ‘cause they are wa-a-a-a-y the heck up there dangling off the end of a branch with a whole bunch of leaves in the way. Believe me, we’ve TRIED to see them, too.
And do you know what else those good-fur-nothings do? They leave droppings on OUR SUNNING BOARD!!! Can you believe that?! We at least have the decency to cover our poops discreetly – they just go whenever and wherever they feel like it!!!
And then the other day, you wouldn’t BELIEVE what we saw – it was the biggest, humongous-est, UG-liest looking bird I’ve ever seen, and I could smell it from the pen – it smelled like…dinner! MOL!!! The Mama said it was a turkey.
But that wasn’t even close to what we saw today. This morning, as bold as you please, six – count ‘em – six (6) Canada geese, 2 adults and 4 goslings, came strolling by our pen!!! We were, like, where the heck did THEY come from?! Those babies weren’t even flight-worthy yet, so just where have they been nesting?! Not in MY backyard, they better not have been! But the nearest water where they might have been, and the direction they were coming from is the marsh down the hill from us, which is maybe 3 football fields away, the pawrents said (whatever a football field is). So my question is: why did they leave the marsh and come walking up our driveway headed towards the road? And then the Mama read on Catster that today is Canada Day, and so there’s our answer. Since the babies can’t fly yet, they must have been walking to the road to catch a ride north to Canada for Canada Day! And if we’d known that, we would have given them bus fare!
P.S. Just in case anyone out there is reading our other story, we do plan to finish it…as soon as we figure out what happens next! So stay tuned.
You're making me hungry with all that birdy talk!
OMC!! The shear torture to be soooooo close to those birdies and not able to GET 'EM!!
I love watching the birdies. I don't think we've had Baltimore Orioles around, but we know about those Canadian Geesies! They visit some parts of the US in the summer....and while we're talking about it, they can leave some big poopie 'gifts'.
You'd think they'd be in Canada for Canada Day...
Oh de Tabbies gonna have a field day with dis diary!!! MOL!!!
You saw Canada geese? WOW! I live here and I have never seen any. I think you are lucky. All I see is pigeons..I lead a furry deprived life. *sigh*
Oh, yeah - we see them all the time. They're just not usually on foot - MOL!!! And I gotta tell ya, Bearzman, they are HUGE!!!!! Way bigger than they look from the air. They're bigger than Sleeper. They might be bigger than the Catfather, and that's saying something!
OH!MY!COD! I got me a cool nickname! Zach is always giving them to his pals but not to me. But now I am the Bearzman!
I love it. I am going to meow about in my diary soon!
Thank you, Samhain!
From what I hear, they do it to get to the other side....
Can we hear a collective groan on that one? Oh, Tink...!!!
sew...de storee DINNA go way....we waited N waited N waited N waited til we couldna wait no mor....fact we waited eleventee dayz coz 11 N 7 be good numbers....13 two trooly....
de stooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopid burd storee iz still heer
iz we gonna reed it........
Sorry Tabbies, I think the pawrents are gone. They prolly locked up the 'puter. Just have to wait.
Deer dia ree....Sew...... We iz ah proachin de 11th hour of de eleventee enth day, and this dia ree entree still beez hete. we reel eyez that while samhain N sleeper rite rewly good storeez, they picked de werst possy bull subject two rite a storee about. Purrhaps it iz de anx eye itee of havin de peepuls bee away frum home, that they choozed ta rite about that 4 letter werd. We willna noe til de peepuls ree turn why for sure this entree be filled with.........eeeegggaaaa...we canna even rite it........we will sign off annie mouslee sew de gurls dont noe this entree be frum uz.
You " Kittehs" ain't right!!! MOL!!! Thats why we love you!!!(Kittehs!!! MOL!!MOL!!)
Deer dia ree. Pee ess....unlike de tabbies... we CAN spell but we wuz sew overwhelmed with de storee line that we typed hete N it shoulda been here. Ok then.
Sum concerned kittehs
Cough! Cough!!! Oh, Just a trout bone i guess!!
De concerned kittehs love ewe two blizz N soon....verree verre soon this dia ree will ree veal R troo eye dent itee...a brief hint....we hate burds....ok then, haza grate nite, hugs to de wee panda's..itz chow time in trout towne....uh....we meen here be de pizza we ordeted...sum concerned kittehs
Loose lips sink trout ships!!