Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bean the Hunter

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?   

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