Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Wednesday Treat

Today is Day 13 in the Snack Dispenser and the beakies are big. Miraculously, there are 8 of them, so that's 0.6 of a whole one for each of us - unless we exclude Risto the Halftail, in which case it's half each. Äiti has uploaded a video and today she worked out she could take some stills. Here they are, all facing the nest box hole. Their eyes are open and they are doing birdie stuff like preening their feathers.
And then they explode like sea anemones when Mr or Mrs GT arrives with food. And they are really noisy.
And sometimes they show their parents their bottoms! That is so their little beakie poo can be pulled out and taken away. Yuck. But our mamma cats did that to us, so maybe we should not be too surprised.
But we have some very  bad news: Äiti has said that when they are all ripe and ready, and the snack dispenser allows them to pop out, we are not allowed out on the catio unsupervised in case their flying is a little inaccurate and they head straight for our sea anemone open mouths. Pöh! In fact pöh x 13 as we are all annoyed (even the Halftail). what was the point of all this nurturing if we aren't allowed to eat them ?  We had a bit of a practice with a squirrel so surely it is just natural we should eat this lot ? Oh no, Äiti's gone all 'protect the stinky birds' on us. Do you, my Loyal Readers,  have any suggestions as to how to deal with this tree-hugging, nature preserving human soppiness?

10 comments:

Simba said...

I think you just have to listen to Aiti this time. It is okay for cats to catch grown birdies that can fly well, but little newbies like these are off limits. Or so I have been told here.

Terri said...

We know you are so disappointed. However, you are pets and do not need to eat birdies, bunnies, or other small animals to survive. I tell my cat to eat her noms and play with her toys. She can look all she wants, but she can't have live birdies!

Summer said...

Aw man, that's a bummer that you don't even get a chance to "cull the herd," so to speak. I thought life was all about survival of the fittest, and if any of them did wind up on the catio, clearly they were the weak link, right?

Flynn said...

That is not fair! I don't know why humans get so protective of those tasty morsels. The baby blue tits were having flying lessons in the garden this morning, and one crashed into the kitchen window. My mum rushed to shut the door so I couldn't investigate. The baby sat on the window sill yelling for it's mum, and I had to make do with watching it from the other side of the glass.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Holy cat - seriouslies??? But ...buut... they're primed and juicy and EVERYTHING!!

Lone Star Cats said...

Smacky paws and desperate meyowlin.

Eileen said...

Somekitty needs to distract Aiti and the rest of you can sneak out. Oh wait, you probably would need thumbs to open the door. Sorry, we're out of ideas.

Good luck, we hopes you think of something.
Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Katnip Lounge said...

Eat Äiti instead. Or as well as...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

That's really harsh, Aiti! heh-heh
Our Mommy would totally do the same thing. Pffft!

Ann Boyajian said...

This is so not fair! You have all been so patient, watching and waiting.....