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Marilee J. Layman

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04:36 pm: Division of Fun
Last night the hopper part of the birdfeeder was empty, but there was very wet seed on the platform, so I scooped that out onto the porch and brought the birdfeeder in. I was already running dishes in the dishwasher so after that finished and I put them away, I ran the birdfeeder. I put it out today and we had an immediate descent of a couple dozen mourning doves, two squirrels, and some house sparrows. Shiva was entranced. He was sure he should get at least one of them, even though they were on the other side of the sliding glass doors. When they left, he juiced himself up on catnip by licking Mr. Gator where the catnip is, and then started dashing and rolling and jumping and otherwise being silly. Miss Girl was sitting on the heating pad looking woeful through all of this. ETA: As soon as I hit Post, Spirit tried to disembowel Mr. Gator.

I'm washing sheets today because I'm meeting friends in Silver Spring tomorrow for lunch. Washing sheets has to be done in increments and I'm not sure I'll have enough overall time tomorrow. I have to get up early tomorrow, too, at 10am, so I went to bed early last night and got up early today. I'm really fighting a nap, but I need to stay awake so I can sleep at 2am.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 14th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
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Shiva must have had a very busy day. And I thought only dogs disembowelled their toys, obviously not!
Do your squirrels eat bird seed? I finally got rid of mine by using a deterrent before they ate the leaves off all my herbs.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 14th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, cats disembowel their prey -- their strong back legs are their primary method of killing -- so they disembowel toys that are the right size. Yes, the squirrels eat bird seed. I have the feeder where they can get at it. The cats and I like watching them as much as we do the birds!
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From:serge_lj
Date:December 14th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Our cats pretty much ignore the crowd that immediately descends upon our bird feeder. So do our dogs, pretty much. Unless a hawk shows up, and then they go crazy.
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From:mjlayman
Date:December 14th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'd probably keep the feeder even if the cats didn't like it, but a lot of the impetus of getting it is because they like to watch so much. Well, Spirit can only see the close birds now, but Shiva is sure he can get some lunch.
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