04 November 2005
The last couple of days the weather has been much warmer here and I have been hanging my budgie (Barry)'s cage out in the porch where it is cooler. Our cat (Mitsie) is an outdoor cat (sleeps in the laundry at night) and is free to do as she pleases in the yard.
Barry has bells in his cage. Mitsie has a bell around her neck (to try and warn birds of prey that she is roaming).
Yesterday I heard the tinkle of bells and I looked out through the back screen door to see if all was OK.
Mitsie was just sitting and staring at Barry. I watched her for ages and she didn't move - just sat and stared.
I then explained to her that even though Barry looked like her next succulent meal, he is actually her brother in this family and must not be eaten.
I told her that we are faced with a lot of tasty sights and smells during the course of our day when we are out, but that doesn't mean we can necessarily eat anything we fancy. I also told her that for the sake of her future health and well-being she should re-consider this particular temptation and realise that the consequences of eating this plump, juicy blue feathered morsel would not be worth it for her. I also explained that she is given a diet of nutritious, delicious food each day by me and an extra indulgence of plump, juicy Barry would be bad for her waistline.
She put her head down and just stared into space for a long time and then sauntered off down the stairs to look for a lizard (much lower in points than Barry, I'm sure)
Thank goodness she listened to my dietary advice (at least this once anyway).
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE - WE ARE HAVING A LONG WEEKEND!!!
I have added my recipe for Date Scones to my Recipe Blog