Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Cats like to help

I was on bottom brushing duty today.   Custard and Tilda are a bit of a strange shape, which means that they often end up with dried poo on their knickers.   Lily, who has stopped laying eggs but I think has been responsible for a couple of shelless eggs lately, was also a bit crusty.   So, I caught them one by one and, with gloves on (i hasten to add), I attempted to get the crusty bits off.  I have a toothbrush which helps.

Each captive chook got to eat corn to her hearts content while I worked.   Tilda, who is getting bullied at the moment,  was allowed to sit under the seat and catch falling corn while I did everyone else.


The Cats were not impressed.   Wash came sauntering across the garden and spied Something Under The Chair.  He assumed his panther-like hunting pose,  slinking up on the prey.  He got to the chair, wiggled his bottom ready to pounce, and then realised he was facing a chicken.  He switched to nonchalant mode, and walked off.


Izzy came out to see what I was doing, and seemed appalled that I had a chicken - on my lap!! She wandered off down the garden.


Wash had obviously decided to hide from all those chickens....







...and Izzy decided to help DH with some potting up....




4 comments:

  1. Do the cat ever chase the chickens? I know my dogs, if given the opportunity do.

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  2. I just love the sudden switch cat's do from 'Brave hunter' to 'I'm just having a stroll' when faced with a prey they don't want to tackle.

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  3. HI Alexis
    When we very first had chickens (3 at the time), Wash did jump in the run with them... they stared at him, and he ran away. I would say that in a fight between a chicken and a cat, the chicken would win. Dogs are a different story!
    Hx

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