Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tiny's Tuesday

Hello!! A few days ago we had wonderful, sunny weather again and it was so warm that Lautrec and I actually asked to go outside...twice!! Lautrec likes to wander off looking for places to do his 'business' in the nature, but I, refined and sophisticated, don't do those things outside. Rather, I prefer to find my special warm place on the bench by the wall where the sun keeps me lushiously toasty!! Last week you saw me in this exact same spot!! It isn't just a coincidence!

Even the birds seem to know that Spring is not so far away. Lately, they have started singing a bit (the blackbird seems to be practicing because he sings quietly to himself), nevertheless, all bazillion of them continue to mooch food off the bird feeders. People, we live in the middle of a forest!!! Can't they find food in the forest?? There is one thing they can't probably do in the forest - gather on the sandstone walls and eat the salt and/or calcium that crystalises on the surface of the stones. I'm not sure whether it is salt or calcium that they look for - maybe both - but as you can see in this picture that Mom took from one of our windows, they gather in large groups where they all hold onto the wall and peck off what they find. They have done this several days in a row now. Can you imagine if you could not only fly (which is, in itself, a wonderful feat), but also walk on walls??? Birds are so cool!!

12 comments:

Kea said...

Tiny, you look purrfectly content there!

Birds are cool...tasty too, we think!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

yes birds ARE cool!!!! We haven't seen many here in Michigan yet, but we might by the end of this week when it will actually go up to 50 degrees (for one day) lol

KnottedFingers said...

Tiny, you are so awesome! <3

Jacqueline said...

Happy Spring, gorgeous Tiny=enjoy your sunbeams sweetie...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Tiny, you are the picture of Catly Contentment, which is (of course) the BEST kind.
Perhaps the birds are getting their minerals to make eggshells?

Sparkle said...

Whoa! I wonder how easy it would be to snatch one or two of those birds off that wall? Sounds like fun, new sport!

Au and Target said...

Oh Tiny you look so cute today!

Thanks for your kind words. Au ate last night AND this morning!!! We're hoping this means he's decided to live. He's a tough kitty so if he has the will, he should recover. Thanks for the purrs. We really appreciate it.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Weren't those warm days wonderful? But today, it is wet, grey and windy. Come on spring!!!

Lovely shot of you, Tiny!

Purrs,
The Chans

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Birds are sorta like "meals on wheels" aren't they? Or rather ... "meals on wings"! MOL!

Malyss said...

A CAT on a BENCH = two "things" I love! funny, those little guys!

Junior and Orion said...

Tiny, that look on your face says pure contentment.

It would be cool to be to fly AND walk on walls!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

MeWowZa...that's bird watchin at it's finest!