A lucky pic and a depressed cat

Posted by: Murph

A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 10:27 AM

A funny event occurred over the weekend. This huge pheasant was attracted into our yard from some seed that was blowing out of a bird feeder. It was just 3 feet or so from my basement window when I was able to grab a camera.


The funny part was that I then noticed Gimli, our mighty bird hunter of a cat, stalking him. He stopped about 15' away, stared at him for a while, then turned around and wanted in the house.

The result, one demoralized hunter sulking in his basket of shame.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 10:37 AM

Great story and pics, Murph. Beautiful bird! And a smart cat.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 11:20 AM

I like the basket of shame part.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 11:41 AM

Even Murph's avatar knew better than to take on the bird. Bed of shame?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 12:01 PM

Awesome. Do you think Gimli just got to a certain point and went "wait a minute... that thing is huge!"
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 12:57 PM

All the other cats, and dogs, are probably laughing at him.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 01:05 PM

Great story! I love it! smile
Posted by: cb919

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 01:30 PM

Thanks Murph, that's a good one.

BTW, love your cat's name. We chose the same name for our golden retriever.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 01:43 PM

What's that white stuff on the ground, ha? None of that out here at the moment.

I luv the name. Gimli, Manitoba is where I underwent pilot training in 1967 & became a Flight Instructor there til 1971 when the base closed. It was white like that every winter & often hit -40C in those days. I do remember the square tires...

TAM
Posted by: JohnK

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/08/13 09:55 PM

Great pics, Andrew. Yes, Gimli definitely appears to be "demoralized" and "sulking".

Occasionally I've noticed the neighbor's cat creeping stealthily toward a squirrel on it's stomach, never achieving success, of course. You wonder how domestic cats learned the proper hunting technique. All I can figure is that maybe they watched while African nature shows were demonstrating this on the TV.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat - 01/09/13 09:10 AM

Well, the difficulty is that strings don't run away.