Wow, that sweet little Bella can look pretty fierce when she’s on the hunt, even if the squirrel is outside the window on the ground eating bird seed. She is sending death rays his way.
And then Smokie is trying to decide…barbecued? stir fried? raw?
The squirrel has decided to keep a safe distance from the window!
And though you may not think it’s the most exciting video to watch, Bella was rapt at the squirrel’s activities outside the window, he was mad because the feeder is doing what it’s supposed to do—pull a cover over the feeding ports with his weight, and when he runs off she gives chase—up the stairs! Bella enjoyed the rerun watching herself watching the squirrel.
Seems like it was a day for wildlife drama!
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The Chipmunk Drama, 2012
An exciting moment in the lives of three black cats.
Mimi was already at the window, Mr. Sunshine joined her and Giuseppe leaped off my lap when she sent out the wordless, soundless signal that only cats can understand that something was outside on the porch that needed to be stared at.
It’s a chipmunk! Those sleek little critters with their racing stripes and remote-control antenna tails straight up in the air when they run inhabit my yard and have tortured generations of cats with their darting about in plain sight.
Mimi thinks to herself, I raised all my babies on chipmunks except these four. Maybe they’ll have to have a little taste…if I could only get out there…
Meanwhile, the chipmunk is stuffing his cheeks with fallen maple tree seed clusters, totally unconcerned about what is happening around him, and probably enjoying the fact that three cats are staring at him but can’t get to him.
And while our spring last year was a little accelerated, just to give you an idea of how far our season is behind this spring the maple tree buds are just beginning to open, nowhere near the time they drop their immature whirlybirds for the chipmunks!
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