Friday, January 25, 2013

Quicksilver Bathes in the Cat Bowl Part II, George and Martha at Highbridge, and a History of the Cathedral Hawk Nest

When last we saw Silver in the cat bowl, Squirrel the kitten had appeared and was peering round the Tidy Cat.  Now that Silver is sitting on the edge some action looks like it might be eminent.

Not good. 

 Silver who believes himself invulnerable may be being dumb but he isn't ordinarily completely stupid.  What do you do when the cat looks too interested while you're bathing?
You look directly at the little bugger and splash him with water.
Then you can go back into bath trance or at least appear to do so, you might be able to get the cat again if you play your cards right.
Kitten's head has tipped up.
Dive back into the bowl and wallow a little.
Then hop back out with your back turned no less and give him the eye.  Okay, Silver is tempting Squirrel on purpose. No doubt about it.
  Note that Squirrel isn't "biting".
Silver pops back into the bowl and doesn't splash.  He waits.  He's obviously trying to tempt Squirrel closer.
 And just as kitten is about to make a break for the bowl, Silver pops back out and says, "NO!" firmly in my voice. And Squirrel is suddenly exactly where he was a moment before.  
Then Silver calmly turns his back...

Hops back and goes into a full spread eagle, kitten crouches  for the pounce.  I mean what kitten could resist, right?  This is when I say VERY firmly, "Guys, knock it off!!"
 Did you ever see two animals look more busted? 

Coming up next, Quicksilver Bathes in the Cat Bowl Part III, the entrance of Tig the Basinji, whom I'm dog sitting.

But in the meantime, check out Rob Schmunk's visit to George and Martha in NYC's Highbridge Park at 
Then in case you missed it, scroll down to Rob's  History of  the Cathedral Hawk Nest.  He's done a great job with it.

Happy Hawking!

Donegal Browne

1 comment:

sally said...

LOVE the cat and parrot scene!