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Old 07-13-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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My cat is going insane!

In my bathroom, I have an over-sized tub built into a little niche, with a large window that looks out onto the deck and the woods behind the house. I love to stretch out in the tub and look out the window.
Outside, we have hung good-sized, mounted staghorn ferns on each side of the window. Staghorns are a very unique, epiphytic fern, with enormous fronds suggestive of antlers. Ours are attached to cedar boards in a nest of sheet moss.
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A little Carolina Wren has made a nest in one of the ferns, and we can watch her going in and out to feed her babies.

My male Siamese is very fond of sitting in the window and looking out, so you can imagine what it's doing to him to have this little bird flitting in and out only a few inches from his nose.
For a while he just made funny little noises, but it's finally gotten to him, and lately he's been trying to catch the bird. It's hilarious... he leaps up to nab it and conks his head on the window, then falls into the tub with a "Rrroowwwww!"
I don't know how many times he's going to have to crash into that window before he figures out that he can't get to the bird. He's a pretty smart cat, but this thing is driving him CRAZY!

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Old 07-13-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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LOL, Connie. He will just have to continue to be tortured, I guess.

We used to have a tomcat who went absolutely apesh*t over birds on TV.
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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Yeah - it is quite amazing to watch.

We put a bird feeder on the window. It uses suction cups to hold it there. Birds land and eat frequently during the day. I have two cats - a mature older one and a kitten. Yesterday, birds were feeding. The mature cat jumped up from a nap and started chattering. Then the kitten got into the hunt position and they both started chattering in stereo. It was hilarious.

The kitten doesn't understand yet that the window is a shield. She frequently will jump and try and catch the birds.
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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my 13 year old cat STILL to this day tries to get birds through the window. Or leaves blowing past my sliding glass door. She's pretty funny.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:20 PM   #5
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I guess a cat must be a cat...like a dog chasing rabbits...it's just something they do.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:32 AM   #6
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In our old house.........before we moved the computer to the finished computer room we had it in the soon to be Dining Room. There was a sliding glass door right by it and a friendly little squirrel would always come up to the window and check things out. This absolutely drove my cat, Trinket, insane. She'd do her little cat bark and then hiss and smack away at the window. I do remember the one time I was sitting on the couch and enjoying the scenery and she was laying on the back of the couch looking out and along came a bird and she plowed her head into the window. I about peed my pants over that one. Come to think of it she hasn't done that since. Maybe she is smarter than I give her credit for.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #7
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I think cats are very into amusing themselves even if they can not possibly catch someting I always leave out the big or not so big cardboard shipping boxes for a few days and they love to get in them and tear it up they also love any paper bag and so forth, you cat people know what I mean. They can be so funny some times with just some little thing like a tin foil ball or the inside card board of a toilet paper roll.Some times we wake up and find shredded toilet paper and its dragged all over the house down the hallway in the middle of the night we find that quite funny in the morning.
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Im sure my 2 cats would do the same. Got to love it! Thanks for the post and the laugh.
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aw I miss my two cats so much!! I couldn't bring them with me when we moved.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:40 AM   #10
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My cat is part maid. If you leave out any clothing you'll hear this natorcious drawn out eerie........MRAAWWWWWWW! And there she'll be with the clothing in her mouth. Thankfully, she's never brought out any bras or panties when guests were here . This was great when we lived in the tri-level and the laundry room was on the lower level and the bedrooms on the upper. I think it stems from her days with her previous owner who kept her in the laundry room. She also has a thing for potatoes too .
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