Monday, April 6, 2009

Bird TV

I have a lovely assortment of birds that visit my front yard. Mostly chickadees, lots of varieties and colors. A pair of blue birds, a small and medium sized woodpecker and a few black birds but they don't really count. One bird is really special with orange on it's chest. Another one is a black headed robinish type. I like that one a lot. I watch the birds from my den with my cats. I have their bird tv also known as a scratching post with a a seat, up against the window. A bird feeder hangs from the tree. Another feeder hangs on the porch which the cats can see from the living room window. A double sized cake feeder hangs down from the eves of the house, hanging in front of the window. From that living room tv, my cats can see so many of them coming and going. Bird tv is flurishing at my home.



Why bird tv you may ask. Coyote Mom and her babies have invaded the woods near my yard. Just when you think she may have ventured off, you hear the evening howl that she makes and the yips from her youngsters when she has brought them home a treat. No wonder most of the cats in my neighborhood are indoor only, as mine are.

I've lived here for almost 13 years. My cats wondered in my big yard for 11 of them. That's when the development outside of my street started to cut down all the trees. Mom Coyote made her new home in my back and side woods about two years ago. Since then my cats have been indoor and due to a total complaint box with ideas of what to do during the day, I bought the many bird feeders and put them up for my cats entertainment.

I find myself settling down with a cup of coffee and viewing with them. We watch with me telling them about this one or the other. My baby cat sometimes mews away while I'm on the puter and I roll my chair over to him so I can see who's visiting. We have a grand time enjoying nature from what we call bird tv.
Ashton asking to go outside. He told me he wanted to do an up close and personal interview for the meowning news. The request was politely refused due to contract disputes from the local flocks.

7 comments:

Noll's Nip said...

Coyotes roam the woods & field by my house too! We are strictly indoors with human supervision when we go out in the yard. The neighbor kitties aren't and I am sad that three of them never came home :(

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the Victorian lady. Like you, I'm a cat lover. I have a long haired tortoiseshell (15 or 16 years old), and a pair of 8-month old kittens, one a long haired calico and the other a fluffy gray and white beauty. They love sitting on window sills and imagining themselves as great hunters.

JC said...

Noll ... It used to be safe where I live, down a long driveway surrounded by woods. Now, I worry every time I see a cat in my woods. I suppose it's safe during the day but at night is when I hear the Mom.

Meri ... You are welcome. I'm very new to blogging and I've been looking around for good blogs. I am a want to be writer who loves cats, dogs and those ever elusive lilacs.

LeAnn said...

O'Malley is jealous of Riley's birdie TV but it would just be wrong to lure any birdies around my house, lol.
Those pics from Vegas with the umbrellas, was that the Wynn? I haven't ever been there. The last two trips to Vegas were just to pick up or drop off my sisters kids. That is right a 4 hour drive and then turning around for 4 more to get home. Yikes!

JC said...

The unbrellas and rain were at the Palazzo which is across the street but connected by the walkways outside.

The parasols were at the Wynn. We thought they might be owned by the same guy ... the new Encore ... which is connected to the Wynn .. is owned by the same guy ... Wynn.

LeAnn said...

They looked pretty. Next time the kids need to go I think I will strong arm my sister into spending the night in Vegas. She can't drive these days so it would be me and I HATE driving for 8 hours straight with nothing to show for it!
By the way.... are 'meezers' people who like siameses? Or the siameses themselves?
And we know they are a special breed those silly chatty kitties!

JC said...

Meezers are the Siamese Princesses that we both own ... we would be Meezer Moms ...

http://meezertails.blogspot.com/

I've been to Vegas several times ... during our family road trips to Bryce and Zion .. we would pick the hotel by the best pool for the kids ... hands down it's the Mandalay Bay ... they have a wave pool & a floating river plus a reg pool ... the Wynn was ok cause it had 2 pools connected by a long lap pool ... we think we'd like to try the Mirage ... if we were paying on our own dime ... The Wynn was were his co put him up ... not bad for a free trip ... minus my flight but like I said ,,, I was doing great on the 2 cent machines LOL

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~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math



Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella

Al

Al
I adopted him from our local Humane Society

Ashton

Ashton
Adopted from my local horse supply store

Jasmine

Jasmine
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals

Riley

Riley
I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals