When I arrived at the gate tonight all five cats were sitting in the garden in a circle, waiting for me. This is rather unusual, so I wondered what was going on. When I opened the door and they all accompanied me inside, I saw how they had spent their day. The bloody remains of a large bird ( I found it to be a magpie) were scattered all over the downstairs hall. There was blood on the centre rug, bits of bird in far corners, and the head and thorax placed just where I couldn't miss it. And of course feathers everywhere. I suspect more than one of them had a hand in it, but I think Wellington was chief huntsman, as he has two wounds on his face, probably caused by pecks. The bird has a huge beak, so I am just thankful it missed his eyes. I spoke to the vet and have bathed the places in Betadine. I am sorry for the bird, but at least it was an adult, not a chick. So out with the vacuum and I am hoping that a Vanish spray will deal with the blood before the landlord sees it!
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5/25/06 at 10:33am