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Treetops kitten had her first big fall this weekend; came staggering back in on Monday morning from her bed-in-the-shed (set up during the cold snap) with no appetite and a drooping tail. My guess is it's down to the pigeon.

There's an enormous pigeon flies across the back garden at the moment. It's almost the size of her. A really substantial pigeonbeast. She's obsessed. The smaller birds get a tiny flicker of interest -- just as well as they now include a Blackcap -- please don't bring me anything endangered, little one. The blackbird (now crazed with testosterone and showing off by flying near her) gets a raised head, but show her the pigeon and she boils. She's a particularly bold climber and can get to the top of the trees -- well, fast enough to catch a pigeon's tail.

On Sunday I came downstairs to find pigeon feathers, and a smug cat playing with them. Doing that kitten thing where they run around with a feather in their mouth. But Sunday night marked a small cat discovering that she can't fly, though fortunately her tail is only sprained, not broken.

Many thanks to glittertigger for lift back from the vets so smooth that for a moment Harley forgot to make her cat-in-car-cry and started purring.

Also, big laffs to the fat-arse pigeon I saw flying across the garden this morning. He does, indeed, have half a tail.

Comments

( 10 worms — Feed the birds )
topaz_tree
5th Apr, 2011 20:05 (UTC)
phew
Glad she got away with only a sprain — broken tails are bad news.
cleanskies
6th Apr, 2011 22:21 (UTC)
Re: phew
true, and the injury was right at the base of the tail, very glad it was only a sprain
bibliogirl
5th Apr, 2011 20:35 (UTC)
Silly pusscat. Give her some fussing on my behalf.
cleanskies
6th Apr, 2011 22:22 (UTC)
she now will not stay still enough to be fussed

I think she's better
smallbeasts
5th Apr, 2011 20:53 (UTC)
Good thing there's no serious damage. Tell her that practice makes perfect, and a pigeon will fit through a cat flap.
cleanskies
6th Apr, 2011 22:24 (UTC)
she does have work ethics, kinda
I'm hoping she'll bring me pie ingredients at some point

More worm jerky today :[
crazycrone
5th Apr, 2011 21:14 (UTC)
Awww,poor kitteh.Glad she's OK.
That is a deleriously squeesome icon,BTW
cleanskies
6th Apr, 2011 22:24 (UTC)
Well, this is the one of her being tiny and cute....
la_marquise_de_
6th Apr, 2011 15:56 (UTC)
Oh, poor kitten. But I laugh at the pigeon, I really do.
cleanskies
6th Apr, 2011 22:25 (UTC)
as did we...
( 10 worms — Feed the birds )