Today, the window shook and a strange noise came from the orchid room. What did Griffin knock over this time? I went inside and found Bean stalking a massive flock of birds. Hoards of birds filled out the trees in our backyard, creating an eerie scene reminiscent of late October or November. A dozen at a time, they dove in front of the orchid room window to feed.
Bean and I discussed it and neither of us had any doubt that -- were it not for the pane of glass -- Bean would have slaughtered and eaten countless birds. I read on the Internet that cats kill trillions upon billions of song birds every year. But with this kind of audacious avian display, can you really blame the cats?