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Padfoot
Bree


Oct 16 2012, 6:18am

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My cat likes to drink her water out of a ewer or out of the bird bath. Wink

She's also switching between summer and winter mode. Summer mode means: staying outside almost all day and night, coming in only for food or when it's raining (when she's wet she wants to be cleanend and dried. No way she'd do that herself... And she loves to climb into my bed when she's soaking wet) . Winter mode means the opposite. Staying in all day long, switching between armchair, sofa and a chair in front of the kitchen radiator... Laugh (She switched to winter mode about 2 weeks ago Wink )

I'm glad she sticks to mice and the occasional blindworm. No other rodents, and she's brought very few birds so far. But she's working hard on keeping the garden mouse-free, and this year, she had a lot to do!Wink


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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 16 2012, 3:44pm

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as someone who lives where the wildlife roam freely (I opened my curtains the other day to see a buck blacktail deer staring in), even if you don't have cats, something else will prey on the songbirds. As I mentioned in another post, around here the Cooper's hawks do a job on the smaller birds. My friends took down all their birdfeeders after a family of kestrels moved in, said "thanks for setting out bait!" and proceeded to clear out all their songbirds.

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Oct 16 2012, 5:49pm

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'Our' Cooper's hawks prefer mourning doves, but as there is no lack of those around here, we don't mind. --- When an overly ambitious juvenile tries to bag a red-bellied woodpecker, I mind! --- We call them "hawk bait", and find their behavior on the platform feeders far more annoying than that of the blue jays!

The hawks really don't come in very often here (the lady down the hill has a lot more hawk trouble at her feeders), though, and our rural neighborhood cats rarely get even the slowest older or injured birds feeding on the ground. So far, the kestrels and red-tails avoid all our feeders. *crosses fingers*

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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 17 2012, 12:23am

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a couple young Cooper's hawks got full of themselves one day and tried to go after some crows. The crows put the smackdown on them!

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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tennie75
Lorien


Oct 18 2012, 10:43pm

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Jimmy Jungle Cat [In reply to] Can't Post

Jimmy lived with us for about 21 years. He was a Tuxedo cat. For the first 15 years or so he was allowed outside whenever he wanted - we left a basement window open for him to come inside.

The first time I found a mole tunnel in the yard I took Jimmy over to it and told him that it was his job to take care of the moles and keep them out of the yard. Two days later there was a dead mole on the front sidewalk. After that I never saw another dead mole, but we also did not have moles in the yard for years!

Jimmy was retired to become an indoor cat when I realized he was deaf. He had another happy 4 or 5 years with us.

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Loresilme
Valinor


Oct 18 2012, 10:58pm

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I'm glad Jimmy had many happy years with you, and you with him :-). And what a great name!
How did you discover that he was deaf - was he always deaf or did it happen when he got older?


tennie75
Lorien


Oct 19 2012, 10:58pm

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Jimmy [In reply to] Can't Post

Jimmy was about 15, sitting in th front yard with his back to me. He couldn't hear me call him. That's when he got restricted to inside.

Jimmy was named by my son, who seems to have a knack for naming things.

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Elenorflower
Gondor


Oct 21 2012, 9:24pm

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I have a strange cat [In reply to] Can't Post

she likes to sleep in my wardrobe, she paws at the door until I let her into the wardrobe, its very odd and I dont know why she likes it, maybe she wants to find Narnia.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 22 2012, 7:28am

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You want to start getting worried when she starts bringing home Turkish Delight! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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