Have you ever wondered...
if your cats get tired of looking at the same view out the window day after day? If you think about it, it would be like watching the same segment of a reality tv show over and over and over again. Blech!!!
This thought popped into my weary mind yesterday as I watched Benjamin Bunny hop excitedly from window to window as he watched my wonderful house framer and his crew at work. They were starting the tedious process of attaching the frame of my newly designed porch (one that won't collapse or pull away from the house this time) onto the back of my mangled house.
This behavior was so unexpected because the noise from the drills and hammers was excruiatingly loud. I figured Bunny would be running for a back bedroom the moment they started working. But instead, both he AND Gracie followed the men, tracking them from French doors to windows and back again, as they moved around outside the back of the house.
The only explanation I could come up with to explain this behavior was that their windowsill version of reality tv had finally switched to a new episode. Before the house restoration began, both the back and side yards were constantly filled with creatures of all sizes - from heron to turtles to the occasional deer. [I live in a nature preserve that's located on a bayou.]
After the upstairs and downstairs porches were torn down, the birds didn't have a place to perch anymore. The rabbits stayed away because some unfriendly water mocassins moved out of the pond behind my house and took up residence under the piles of lumber laying around the yard. And the armadillos had decided it was easier to root around the front of the yard now instead of the back. For you see, the bugs were easier to dig up there since the construction trucks had successfully destroyed all the grass.
These changes must have led to some boring periods of window watching for my feline friends. Like I said before, imagine never being able to change the channel on your tv and having the same show run over and over and over again. Ackkk! I can't even begin to imagine how emotionally traumatizing it must have been for them when the huge tarp was draped over the entire back of the house to keep out the rain. I guess it would be like sitting in front of your tv with the screen painted black. Thank goodness things are finally moving towards normal once again.
Hmmm... I wonder if my framer and his crew realize that they have become feline reality tv stars. Perhaps I should keep that bit of information to myself. Entertaining cats might cost extra.
Enlightening comments about today's thought are welcomed, so please feel free to share.
Until next time, remember...
We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat
- St. George Mivart