A few weeks ago, a golden-fronted woodpecker was assaulting our neighbor's window. (In the first photo, the bird is NOT pecking at the cable, I had an awkward photo angle.)
|Golden-fronted woodpecker looking at itself in the window.|
|"Oh, hello, what bird are you?"|
|Golden-fronted woodpecker still examining the window.|
|"Hey, you're invading my turf!"|
|"You better leave now."|
|"No, I think YOU should leave! Now!"|
|"Am I safe?"|
|One wet bird - call it a wet-headed woodpecker.|
|Still checking the perimeter for intruders.|
|Wet bird flies into nearby tree.|
|Rusty blackbird drinking water.|
While I'm on the subject of entertaining cats, I found the best cat toy to date at Walmart. It's called SmartyKat® Hot Pursuit™. The cost was $19.99 plus tax.* The toy takes three AA batteries (not included) to run the stick with a "mouse tail" around and around under the cover.
For over a week, this toy has kept two cats very absorbed in catching and killing the moving "tail" sticking out from under the cover. I haven't had to put the attachment with feathers on yet because they're already having so much fun. (And no, I don't make any money off of these things.) See photos below. Happy, entertained cats = happy kitty momma.
Bowie always defers to Sunnie. Sunnie gets to play first. Once Sunnie is out of the picture, Bowie goes to town. He is such a busy, intelligent cat. He has to figure out every way he can possibly play with something.
In the photo below, note Bowie's feigned disinterest while Sunnie plays.
|Sunnie attacking from the cat cave (box).|
You can't see it in the following photo, but Bowie has the cover in his mouth and is dragging the toy across the floor. He loves doing that.
|Here you can see the little red "tail".|
|Conked out after playing with the toy. Notice the evil eye from Bowie.|
I'm so happy I bought it. You can see the result in the conked out kitties above. Too cute.
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