WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
This week- actually all summer- we have been catching and eating a LOT of birds.
We were really proud of ourselves! One day I caught 4 birds in one day! We figured Zoe and her parents would be really impressed! But no, this is the conversation that we overheard between Zoe and her Mom:
Zoe: Mom! Sasha brought in another bird!
Mom: Holy moly!
Zoe: Well, at least she’s eating it.
Mom: I guess the more birds she eats, the less cat food she eats. And cat food is made out of animals who probably had quite a bad life.
[Yeah, that’s right! We should eat more birds and less boring cat food!]
Zoe: And we love animals, so is it better that our cats eat wild birds or cat food made from domestic animals who may have suffered during their lives?
[Wild birds is obviously the correct answer!]
Mom: I don’t know. Another thing to think about is that cats don’t naturally live up here, so far north. Cats are predators that we humans have introduced to this area. Is that fair on the birds around here? What do you think, Zoe?
Zoe: That’s a tough question… I think we should get them cat collars with bells on them.
Mom: Ok, I’ll get the collars tomorrow. This will be the third time we’ve put bell collars on them. May be this time they’ll stay on for more than a day!
This conversation did not go the way we were hoping. AT ALL!
So the next day we got collars. A pink one for Sasha and a yellow one for Lola.
Here is are some pictures of me wearing mine:
And here is a picture of mine. It took me about 30 hours to scratch, destroy and get it off my neck:
Oh well, Lola, the most important thing is that I have my collar on, because I killed the most birds, you hardly killed any!
Some male song birds sing more that 2000 times each day!