The Adventures of (Angel) Grrreta's Fam

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Birds

Lately our back yard has resembled a Hitchcock film. Every evening, our trees fill with noisy crows. They are very skeery. Here's a video of them. You can hear crow sounds if your turn the volume up. We usually love birds, but we're askairt of these. There were lots more birdies earlier, but Mommy accidentally took a picture of them with the flash on, and as it turns out crows are very askeered of flash photography. A squillion of them flew away before she filmed the video. Clive Update:

In other news, Mommy took the stray black kitty, Clive, to the vet to scan for a microchip and get a check-up and vaccinations. He did not have a microchip, but he had already had a hoo-ha-ectomy. He is healthy except that he is very skinny, had fleas, and has a bald spot on his back where the fur has been rubbed off. He's now de-flea-ified, eating like a little piglet, and hopefully transitioning to be an indoor kitty. We'll put up posters and run an ad to see if he has a family that is looking for him. Luckily he has a white spot that will help someone prove that he is their kitty. If no one claims him, he will be my new brother.

28 comments:

Karen Jo said...

For some reason I couldn't see the video -- all I got was a black screen after the title. Crows can be scary. We have ravens around here and they can be scary, too. I am glad that Clive has been de-fleaed.

Forever Foster said...

Crows are not fun! They look very scary.

We are glad to hear that Clive is ok. He must feel much better without the fleas. Fleas are not fun! We are happy he has good people and kitties looking out for him:)

Tracey and Huffle said...

I would be scairt of that many crows too!

Have I missed something? Who is Clive? He looks a bit like me.

Huffle Mawson

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We love all birds, except for big birds. They really are skeery!

Clive is very handsome. Mom just made our vet scan our microchip to make sure it is still working. She might be a little bit paranoid.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Grrreta, we have crows like that across the street in our neighbors tree! They sure can be noisy!!! We are so happy to hear that Clive is being taken care of by your Mommy, he is a handsome boy! And the possiblity of having him as a new brother ... wow, how cool!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Fin said...

Those crows are very scary! Good news about Clive!

Laila and Minchie said...

We couldn't see the video either. Maybe there were so many black crows that's why. We use to have lots of crows here where we live but haven't seen one in years. We don't know what happened to them.

We are so excited you may be getting a new brother! Clive is one lucky kitty!

Daisy said...

I am a little scairt of crows, too, And grackles. They seem mean.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Glad to hear Clive is on the mend and may be your new bro!!!

I don't want to alarm you any further but a big group of crows is called *a murder*.

I know, really creepy.


Purrs Goldie

Eric and Flynn said...

We don't like crows either. They fly around above our trees saying 'Work, work, work.'but we never see them working.

Country Cats said...

OH those are big scary birdies; we wouldn't like those either! How exciting that you might have a brudder. I have 2 of them and they are fun most of the times. Tell Clive we send purrrs and hellos.

-Rosie-

The Island Cats said...

Those birds are skeery!

We secretly are hoping no one claims Clive so that he can be your new brofur....

Furkidsmom said...

Those birds are furry skeery! Mom is old enough to remember the movie The Birds and it really freaked her out!!

Super news about Clive - a new brother!!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

JB's Big World said...

We get those birds too sometimes and in Texas they call them Grackles. They are very loud.
I am excited that you might have a new brother, Clive!!
--JB

MaoMao said...

Awwww, what a wunnerful thing you're doin to help Clive! And man oh man, that's a WHOLE lotta burdies! They're skeery!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Lux said...

Man, that was a lot of crows!

So you might be having a new brother - how cool!

3 Cat Blog said...

A hoo-ha-ectomy! LOL oooohhh...that's funny. Well not for the cat .. but ya know.

That video IS scary! Very Hitchcock like. So if we're ever attacked we should just snap photos?!?

Cliff and Olivia said...

Crows - big scary, noisy birds - we watch them from our windows. Don't like 'em.

Glad to hear Clive is ok. (And, WOW is he handsome, says Olivia) :-)

Cliff and Olivia

Sunny's Mommy said...

That does look like a Hitchcock film. How scary! Sometimes we get swarmed by grackles and they are so loud they're scary.

I hope if Clive has a family, that they'll see your Mommy's notices about him, and they can be reunited. If not, I know he'll have the best home with all of you :-)

Derby said...

We gets lots of birdies but no crows!

Angus Mhor said...

Those crows look wicked scary! I think you and your mom are very kind to take in poor Clive and help him.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Holy Moly all those crows are frightening!!!! What were they gathering for we wonder? We have a group of 5 that pretty much rule the neighborhood. They've claimed it for their territory it seems.
Clive is handsome. It would be nice if his owner came forward, we hope he wasn't thrown outside because they were tired of him. We are sooooo happy to hear you will keep him otherwise!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

ack! Crows are scary. We get them stopping by our feeders sometimes and when they are on the deck rail my tail gets all bushy. They are scary and LOUD! That is still a lot of birdies left after the flash.

Wow Clive! You've totally lucked out. I'm sorry that you didn't have a chip to get you back to your family if you have one, but I am very glad you're being taken care of now!!

Black Cat said...

We have crows in the neighbourhood too! They are a lot less noisy than the seagulls and I kinda like and respect them. They're very clever you know! I like to hear them in the morning coz then you don't hear the seagulls cackling away and I can sleep again! But I couldn't see your video either - sorry!

Thanks so much for your purrs, they mean a lot! :) xxx

Everycat said...

I can't hear the video as there are apes digging up the road outside today with a jackhammer grrr! We agree, crows are scary and noisy.

Thanks for the update about Clive, he's a very lucky fella to have such good people look out for him and get him sorted out. Grrreta and Ambrose, you are so kind to offer him a home if his old people cannot be found.

Whicky Wuudler

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Lots of crows are really noisy!!! They are big too and I do not want to meet any ;)
I like Clive. I like his colour ;)
He may come to live with you? Cool!!
I hope things work out for him.
Purrs Mickey

michico*Adan said...

I can't see the video either,
all black and dark~ But Crows are very scary~!

I am so glad that you might be have a new brother, that is a very good news~!!!!

Sweet Praline said...

Wow, those are a lot of crows. I think you nd Clive would enjoy being brothers.