Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The break in

Last night or rather morning, as Kory and I peacefully slept we were woken by a very loud crack, smack, smack, scratch, clunk! Right outside our window. Naturally, I immediately assumed someone was outside our bedroom window prying the frame off. In any minute they would be inside our room, gun to our heads, demanding we hand over our all our money and Zoe.

So I said "Kory do you hear that"
Kory: "Its just the rain and wind" groans pulling the covers around his shoulders and rolling away from me.
Me:"No, its way louder, and its only coming from that window, I think its some kind of animal"

And then I see its shadow, as it plops onto our window sill. The outline of the stupid black cat that hangs out in our garage and leaves streaks on my car window. The cat that has left not one but two dead birds in my yard, and now was after the babies in the nest by our window! The nest that kept Kory and I from taking down the grape vines and Ivy off our house, because we saw the nest and didn't want to harm the babies or mama bird, or take away their home. That same nest was now being attacked by a predator. It wasn't my house that was being broken into but theirs.In the morning I went to see what damage this big stupid cat had done to my windows, and what did I find? THREE claw holes in my brand new screen! And a bunch of crying baby birds. I can only hope and pray that that stupid cat didn't take the mama, or one of the babies. Normally I would not be so upset over a screen, but its not JUST about the screen it A) woke me up and for that reason alone I hate it. B) I already hate most cats, because I get really upset that they climb up into trees and kill baby birds and C) I hate how they ruin everything with their claws! Now we have holes in our BRAND NEW screen, and if we ever open those windows, bugs will get in... the annoying kind, like spiders, and flies, and bees.

I know I shouldn't be this irate about the whole thing, and I know if it was a raccoon I would have been more forgiving. But I can't help but worry about the baby birds I heard chirping from inside the nest.I am not asking anyone to hate cats, that is not my intent at all. But maybe you can see why I detest them so much. I know many people will be upset by this post, many of my cat lover friends, I am sorry.

9 comments:

rain said...

Well, I'm not in any way offended. I'm pretty verbal on my stance on all animals, which is, people need to take care of them, a lot like children. You clean up after them, you make sure you know where they are at night and during the day, and you feed them and not hurt them. That being said, because I can't really commit to all those stipulations, I DON'T have any animals. If only my neighbors lived by the same motto.

Angie said...

I am not a cat lover either. How annoying. Did you actuallt take that pic of the birds?

Amy said...

No those are just stock photos from the internet. But thats what they looked like in my head :)

Kory said...

And he was back during lunch while I was home. Zoe told me and we scared it away. Keep an eye on it.

Keri said...

I agree with Rain. It makes me so mad when people don't take care of their animals. We have a dog that our neighbors just let roam around and poop in everyone'e yard, despite the fact that we have a leash rule.

KaSs said...

I HATE cats, but I do however appreciate the ones that come around our house, we have 2 or 3 cats that prowl around our house and they've kept the mice away. Sorry about your screen, our new one has a tear in it too, but we accidentally bought it that way...

The De Souzas said...

Oh i hate cats. The one in your story sounds like a particularly evil one. I hope those poor baby birds aren't orphans.

P.S. We're totally family! And that means we can blog stalk each other all we want. :)

jbfly said...

I"M BAAAAAAAAAACK muah ha ha ha ha.....

I totally understand, that's why my Cats are both declawed (snicker's has an appointment for his).

Chelsboo said...

Oh~ poor little birds...
Im not that much of a cat lover my self...