You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » The Water Cooler » A lucky pic and a depressed cat

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#387941 - 01/08/13 10:27 AM A lucky pic and a depressed cat
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
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.
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#387943 - 01/08/13 10:37 AM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
medic8r Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6469
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Great story and pics, Murph. Beautiful bird! And a smart cat.
_________________________
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Top
#387947 - 01/08/13 11:20 AM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I like the basket of shame part.

Top
#387948 - 01/08/13 11:41 AM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
medic8r Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6469
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Even Murph's avatar knew better than to take on the bird. Bed of shame?
_________________________
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Top
#387949 - 01/08/13 12:01 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Awesome. Do you think Gimli just got to a certain point and went "wait a minute... that thing is huge!"
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#387950 - 01/08/13 12:57 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
All the other cats, and dogs, are probably laughing at him.

Top
#387951 - 01/08/13 01:05 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
sonicfox Offline
aficionado

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Great story! I love it! smile
_________________________
M60s
VP150
QS8s
Marantz SR6003
Samsung LN52B550
Oppo DV-980H
Insignia NS-WBRDVD

Top
#387952 - 01/08/13 01:30 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
cb919 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1165
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Thanks Murph, that's a good one.

BTW, love your cat's name. We chose the same name for our golden retriever.
_________________________
Dan
On-Wall M5HP LCR, QS8 & EP500 in 7.1

Top
#387955 - 01/08/13 01:43 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
exlabdriver Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1727
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

Top
#387990 - 01/08/13 09:55 PM Re: A lucky pic and a depressed cat [Re: Murph]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10623
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.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,238 Registered Members
15 Forums
24,017 Topics
424,290 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13571
CV 11677
MarkSJohnson 11437
1 registered (Gary Vose Sr)
46 Guests and
4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup