Friday, May 29, 2009

Kitty TV - Now in High Def!

We have always referred to windows as "Kitty TV", from the earliest days of watching a cat watching the bird feeder. Despite the fact that we have a lovely bay window with a wide sill, our current cats don't seem to spend a lot of time looking out the windows, unless we have the front door open with the glass storm door closed. Then they're down near the action, I guess, so they'll spend a lot of time looking out the door.

The other day I came home and Sheba was by the BACK door (full glass, paned like a French door). You could tell just by her body language that something was very interesting - ears back, body stiff, tip of the tail just twitching. So I very cautiously walked over and peeked out.

There was a chipmunk, not even a foot from the door, sitting, working on an acorn. Completely unconcerned that there was a vicious predator nearby ready to rip his guts out. I don't know if he was unaware of her, or knew that she couldn't get to him. But he was there for a loooong time. "Taunting" came to mind.

The Chipmunk Channel - all prey, all the time. Beats fuzzy mice for keeping indoor cats entertained.

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