It's a pleasant spring day in Scotland. This morning's "gift" from the cat was a sparrow I managed to take from her quickly. I could feel its heart beating and its very rapid breathing. Managed to distract the ferocious feline and let the sparrow fly away. Living with a cat is interesting.

@perloid One of our cats tried to stalk a chicken. The chicken won.

@paul Found our cat confronting a wood pigeon a few weeks ago. They both looked shocked! I checked the pigeon and it seemed unhurt and flew off when I let it go.

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@perloid We've found the occasional pile of feathers outside, but no actual birds. I assume the birds are managing to escape, but not without some damaged.

@paul Last year I'd either find bits of birds and mice on the back doorstep, or if I was not alert enough, somewhere inside the house - the front doormat was a favourite place. One time my daughter and I had fun catching a live mouse dropped in the living room too. So many places to hide!

@perloid Lucky you 😉

We keep on talking about installing a cat flap. Now I'm starting to worry what they will bring in if we do 🙄

@paul I have avoided the cat flap so far and am so glad I've done so! 😃

@perloid I think that may be the wisest decision. It's not that hard to open the back door several times a day.

@paul Too true. I like my cat to be in at night because she's small and gets picked on by the big cats, so I trained her to come back when I blow a dog whistle. I also give her treats at 9pm daily and she knows what time it is and is usually there waiting. The whole thing works amazingly well!

@perloid We have two cats. One will come in quite happily whenever he's called. The other one has a habit of running off and hiding.

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