I was sure I could find birds playing with a spring-powered boing-boing door stopper, but it took me a while to find this little video. This is probably as far as I want to take this theme. Lizards and fish don’t play with door stoppers. But don’t let a carp sucker you into a game of Sorry.
This is not the first video I’ve ever seen (or posted) of a cat and a parakeet playing together. The cat isn’t going to eat the parakeet and the bird knows it.
We’ve all seen cats catch birds, haven’t we? So how do a cat and a bird become friends? I always thought parakeets had a lot of personality; or maybe starlings just taste better.
What’s going on here? A crow is feeding a cat and a dog, one morsel at a time. The two carnivores tamely accept snacks from the bird’s beak. How did the crow set this up? Whose idea was it? How did the crow know he wouldn’t get eaten? And what are the dog and the cat thinking? What the other dogs and cats must think of these two… tut-tut.
How’s that for a cool headline? Not very informative, but I don’t think headlines are intended to convey information.
Anyway, I can’t resist singing cockatiels, especially when they’re whistling the Imperial March from Star Wars. Rush Limbaugh used to play that whenever he had a story about American liberals responding erotically to Mikhail Gorbachev.
Penguins sleep standing up, seals can sleep floating in the water, and even hummingbirds and chameleons have their own sleep style. But there’s one thing they all have in common.
They snore. They all snore.
My cats can really saw wood, once they get going…
Out there in the real world, cats catch birds and eat them. We’ve all seen it done, haven’t we?
So why does this cardinal want to come into the house where the cat is? He winds the cat up pretty good, flies away–and then comes back. If the cat could somehow get past the glass in the window, the bird is history.
I’m gonna be a while, trying to figure out what’s going on here.
Is it just me reading too much into this–or do the birds in this video actually understand what a human baby is, and have a wish to please the baby? Given that parrots and parakeets are surely at least as smart as cats and dogs, I think it very likely that they do.
Just don’t let the baby use the little yellow bird as a pacifier.
We thought we might’ve caught Jimmy the Turkey on an off-day yesterday, maybe he got up on the wrong side of the… whatever turkeys sleep in. He couldn’t be that crabby all the time.
Uh… wrong. He can.
My wife knew a farmer whose tom turkey habitually attacked the mailman. That was back when mail carriers used to go around with those great big sacks of mail. Something about the poor guy always got the turkey’s dander up.
I so see this as a Freddy book!
No, we’re not talking about another Democrat presidential candidate. Jimmy is a real turkey who shares a barnyard with a tribe of chickens; and I think there might be ducks or geese in the background who are camera-shy. This is starting to sound like a Freddy the Pig book…
Anyway, watch Jimmy take charge when a strawberry enters their lives.
God has blessed us with all sorts of creatures that can be our companions–all different, but also with important things in common. Like the ability to play with you; even the ability to love you. Many mammals have those qualities. And a lot of birds do, too.
We’ve got more than our usual ration of bad news, these days; but I think these birds will cheer you up.
And someday I’ll try to tell you why I’m so fond of reptiles, too.