Tigger is not the smartest cat in the world. She has been known to get lost in the hallway. She has been know to jump into a closed windows. Hell. Today she tried to eat a ring pop!
This afternoon I watched her sitting at the window. She hissed and she cried, She paced and she twitched. There was a bird outside just a dumb as her.
You see, I'm not the best housekeeper in the world. The only time the windows get washed is when my father in law gets tired of the streaks made by the rain. But this bird. Maybe it was blind, maybe its mother forgot to flip it in time and he was burnt as an egg, But the bird was dumb.
Over and over it flew, smack! Bang! Into the window. After the first few times, it sat dazed and pooping over the little plastic table on the deck. Then it hop hip hopped over to the ledge of the window and tried to take off from there.
Not surprisingly, the window had not disappeared into a vaccum of nothingness. It was still there. Still dirty, and still just as solid.
So I put Tigger in her harness and clipped on her leash. No matter how dumb this bird was, the cat would be able to scare it away.
And I am sure she would have, had she not been distracted by her reflection and pounced that instead of the bird. As she lay shaking her head on the floor of the deck, the little bird hopped over and pecked her on the foot.
Bird 1; Tigger 0
Maybe the bird wasn't so stupid after all!