Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cat-O-Lympics-Bird and Squirrel Watching.

Today is the last event that we are competing in. We would have liked to take part in the bare paw fighting too, but if we are honest, it's very rare for us to fight. We have a bit of a rassle now and again, but we prefer snuggling to fighting.
This is the Bird and Squirrel Watching discipline hosted by the Furry Bambinos.


Eric: I am taking part in the squirrel watching. The squirrel has just arrived on the hedge to eat the seeds the birds have dropped from the feeders. I am on the cat tree and keep my head and body low. You can see him beside my right ear.

I slowly lift my head for a better view. He hasn't seen me.

Success! A second one arrives.
He still doesn't see me watching and sits eating the seeds. He is lucky Flynn is asleep because he isn't a watcher like me. He would be out of the door and chase him up the tree.



Flynn: I am taking part in the bird watching. This is a pheasant which is a very big bird, almost as big as me. As he is on our property, rather than watch him, I am escorting him off the premises.

30 comments:

One Cats Nip said...

Hehehe Flynn I think you got a little more than bird watching Bird chasing is more like it and that deserves like a platinum medal. Look at how good you are at controlling yourself your just enjoying the chase when you could have taken that bird down!

ABBY said...

Eric
If there had not been a glass pane between you and those squirrels, they would have made you great squirrel stew! Flynn you did splendid in your escorting!

*giggles*
purry purrs
Abby

TK said...

Nice stalking Eric, and nice escorting Flynn. You guys has a wonderous plase to play.
Both these grate entries. I bets Flynn wins just cause its sooo originals. Fast work with the Vid mashen dad!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Great stalking! Good job keeping down & low! Nice technique Eric!
That is a tasty, err....nice looking pheasant. There are lots of them at dads golf course. It's even called Pheasant Acres.

Brian said...

I agree, that's the best technique I've seen...and yep, that is a really big bird in that video! Have a whiff...I smell Gold coming your way!

Elin said...

Wow, u have a big squirrel there! in my yard, there are only a smaller squirrel! U got a skill too! I love it!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That pheasant is interesting! You are a good escort! You didn't try to eats it!

Jacqueline said...

Eric, that was excellent squirrel watching...and Flynn, you did a great job of pheasant watching/chasing off your property...You two are our kind of mancats!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a great skill escorting a pheasant! Good form on the squirrel watching!

Anonymous said...

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We love Luna said...

oh gosh Flynn that bird is huge, you did a fabulous entry in this competition!
purrs and love
Luna

Kea said...

Oh, fabulous! I especially loved Flynn and the pheasant. When I was growing up (so many decades ago), our neighbour raised pheasants (and many other types of birds as well).

Well, I think you both are in the running for a medal!

BTW, I like the new header; looks great!

Sweet Praline said...

Great entry!

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

Squirrel! Get that evil squirrel! ::chitter::

The Island Cats said...

OMC! Flynn, you pulled out all the stops with that pheasant-escorting video! That was a gold medal winning performance if we ever saw one!!! You gotta go pro after that!!

Furkidsmom said...

Wow - you win this paws down! That video is furry impressive!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Whiskeratti said...

Excellent purrformances! And that is one BIG birdie!

Animals with Opinions said...

do you ever kill the squirrels? snowy says the brains are delicious. i personally am not that into eating brains. personal tastes is all.

gerald the anti brain eating goat

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Flynn! What a great escort you are!

CCL Wendy said...

Eric, you are a champion squirrel-watcher, and I know whereof I speak. My Dante's pretty darn good at that one, too. But he does more than watch -- he ends up chasing them away, too.

And I must say that Flynn is doing a whole lot more than just watching that pheasant. I admire his self-control under the circumstances.

Anya said...

Wow!!
I never see a squirrel in my garden
meow..meow..
I see only birds :-)
I love it ....

((hugs)) Kareltje =^.^=

Rusty said...

I just look out the window. There's not too many birds or squirrels these winter days to watch, but I just like to look out the window in any case. I don't care if I see anything but snow. It's the looking out the window that's important! ;)

Cats in trees said...

When you are watching, squirrels appear? That is amazing.
And we think Flynn is very talented in pheasantherding. Maybe he should consider making it a career?

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Flynn....DUDE! How did you not take a runnin' dive at that good lookin' entre???

Noir

MoMo said...

Great entry! SS misses those squirrels. The cuties used to come right into her living room when she was living in the UK.

Fin said...

They didn't even see you coming!

Christine and FAZ said...

Funnily enough we are having pheasant for dinner this evening, it seems our one got caught but not by me. FAZ

Cliff and Olivia said...

We'd like to see the ending to that video, please. It was hilarious.

CE Webster said...

I'd say a little game of cat and pheasant!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Congratulations on the Gold Medal performances by both of you! Thanks for purrticipating in the Cat-O-Lympics Bird and Squirrel Watching event!

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