Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mr. Bird and Kitty Waa Waa

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28

Yesterday we witnessed one of the Circle of Life’s not so nice episodes. The cat, Kitty Waa Waa, as she’s known to the kids, had captured a bird in the front yard, so we were able to watch the whole saga unfold from the kitchen window. I know, a bird killing is at least rated PG-13, but my kids are kind of into that kind of thing just like I was, so we watched to see what would happen. (Yes, I would have ran out and shooed the cat away before the blood and guts started!)

We thought the bird was dead right away, but the cat kept sitting there looking away and then going in for the slap if the bird made even a twitch. This went on for a minute or two until the bird hopped up and flew all the way across the yard where the cat caught up with him and slapped him out of the air. The kids thought this was immensely funny.

Then here comes the cat with limp Mr. Bird’s neck in her mouth carrying him back to where we had a better view. (She knew she had an audience!) I told the kids that Mr. Bird was definitely dead now and the cat laid him out on the ground right in front of the window. A couple of times I thought I glimpsed breathing, but the bird lay there with its head on the ground, completely still.

Something else must have caught the cat’s eye, because she left her prey and trotted off. I think she must be ADD, but then again, it may run in the family. Probably the years of tail pulling that she’s had to endure.

Just when I was thinking I had a dead body removal to perform, Mr. Bird sensed his chance. His head popped up and he took off across the yard! I thought the kids would die laughing. It was a real Tom & Jerry moment. He appeared to have a broken wing, but would have none of me and the kids trying to catch him and nurse him back to health. I think word must be getting out among the wildlife. He ended up in some low bushes across the street with several of his bird friends cheering him on in the trees above him.

Thank God for comedic performances, laughter with family, and second chances, although sometimes we turn out a little worse for the wear!

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:56-57


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