Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe it ain't!!

It's more like the hummingbird, the cat and the TV.

As I am writing this, our whole family is ensconced in the den.
The last hour or so has been interesting.

Hummingbird trapped in Dining room!!

The sun is shining, its warm and clear with just a few round clouds grazing the sky like sheep.
With the weather being so nice, we have the large french doors open.
Sometimes letting the great outdoors have access to your house comes with surprises.
Today it is a rather frantic hummingbird. Lets call him Doug.

That would be after Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan the famous flyer who flew from New York to Ireland when he was trying to go to Long Beach.
Perhaps you prefer Wrong Way Feldman from that episode of Gilligan's Island.

Our dining room has a rather large skylight, perhaps 1.5 by 2 meters.
So our Doug flies into the house and trys to leave via the skylight.

Thinking clearly, we close all the curtains on the windows in the house so when he comes down he will head out one of the open doors. Then we wait, we all wait.
Ironically Diego our cat is actually waiting on the dining room table with a look that says "They Deliver! That is SO COOL!"
Okay, lets put the cat in the den. Doug is not looking like he is coming down so maybe if I go up there I can shoo him down.

Its nice having a big skylight, but its too big to shoo the bird out of, he just goes to a different corner of the skylight. Hmmmm next idea please!

Hey, maybe if I go on the roof and put a tarp over the skylight he will look for another exit.
But the shooing has him so stressed that he is afraid to go down.
So off we go to join Diego in the den and leave Doug to come down once he settles down.

Hmmmm, Still the same room!

All this time the cat has been locked in the den, where the TV is.
Now, I don't know what cats think of TV, but I am guessing that he sees all sorts of things happening on the screen, like it is a window or a doorway. So the cat is trying to get through the TV so he can get to out of the den and hopefully where the bird is.
Escaping like the kids did in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Eureka! I think I have found it!

Lets hope he finds the route to freedom soon. We have set the hummingbird feeder just outside the door, hopefully it will be what he heads for. Oh No! Maybe it will just lure more in!!

Good Luck Doug!

Okay, just checked.
The bird is still there, but the tarp has blown away.

Maybe if I put a harness on the cat and lower him onto the skylight from above!


Update to Update:
No cat harness, the bird got so exhausted it parked itself in the corner of the skylight, and Shannon was able to pick him up and take him out!

Dang, I was going to play the theme from Mission Impossible while lowing the cat onto the skylight!


Steve Cotton said...

If I ever ask again what type of activities the residents of Corazon enjoy, just direct me back here. A truly great story. And I was happy to see another cameo appearance by Diego.

I am curious about Larry, though.

Anonymous said...

Now the bird rescue would have made a neat picture with Shannon setting the bird free.
No comments on the rabbit recently.

Glad I'm not the only one asking. :-)


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