blue jay taunting my cat

First things first, though -- you should all please go here to see pictures of my gorgeous new goddaughter, Maria.

Yesterday when I got home from work, I was doing the usual, washing the disgusting subway germs off my hands, refilling my water bottle, putting on my sweatpants (yes, at 5pm, what's your point?), and I keep hearing this screeching bird. It was so loud, it sounded like it was in my apartment. It wouldn't stop so I finally went to see where it was coming from.

What I found was the funniest thing I've seen in a while (you know, besides this video from the Daily Show). My poor spoiled indoor cat with no instincts, terrified by a bird.

At the far end of my living room there are three bay windows, which start only about a foot off the floor. We're on the second level, and the building has a lot of trees, so there are branches within inches of our window. One of my cats was crouched underneath the windowsill, ears flat back against her head, trying to peer out over the windowsill. There was a blue jay on the closest branch to the window, screeching its head off.

The cat was trying very hard to watch the bird. She slowly lifted her head back up to windowsill level so she could see it. As soon as she got high enough that the blue jay could see her, it screeched at the top of its voice, and she flattened herself to the ground again. And slooowwwwlly sat up again, ears still flattened to her head. Again, as soon as she got high enough to peer over the windowsill, it screeched at her. I watched this happen 5 or 6 times, and then tried to grab the camera, but I startled the cat and the blue jay when I started moving toward them so I couldn't. I'm hoping it will happen again so I can get a picture of it.

3 comments:

mo*reezy said...

maria says, "thanks for the shout-out! HOLLA!!"

and that bird situation sounds hilarious. reminds me of when tosca used to try to catch bugs that we couldn't see...

gretam said...

Oh thats funny. Pumpkin our cat was freaking out yesterday because one of the neighbors cats was outside of the window while poor Pumpkin was inside..our indoor cat. She was trying to protect herself by screaming and pawing at the window with her tail all puffed out! It was so funny!

Katherine said...

I wish I could have seen it! Buddy sometimes is laying on the bed, sound asleep, and then out of nowhere, jumps and runs to the other side of the house. It's not like there was even a bird or bug taunting him!

p.s. Don't feel too bad about the sweatpants - I've gotten "ready" for bed as early as 4 sometimes when I get home from school :)

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