Friday, February 02, 2007

zulu ~ warrior princess in action

We came home yesterday afternoon to discover that a female Varied Thrush had committed hari-kari against our back windows and was lying on the deck. Here’s Zulu, feline hunter extraordinaire’s, interpretation of the situation. Good thing we saw this; I'll remember never to mess with her again.

(And in case you're wondering, yes, I realize that I have now hit rock bottom by posting a terrible-quality video -- without an audio track even -- of my cat on my blog. But look at it this way: it can only get better.)

16 Comments:

Blogger Within Without said...

You rock!

This isn't rock bottom! You're at the top of the heap, Baby, now that you've joined the YouTube genre!

Zulu looks a little perplexed, however...didn't he consider the thrush Tweety and, well, feast?

2/2/07 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Zulu looks like she is wondering why the thing won't wake up and play..almost innocent like. ha..Yes you have a hit a low and I have been there and back. Once we start posting about our cats...click my name to see my post about just that topic. cheers, love your artwork, and Zulu....:-)

2/2/07 11:30 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

brave girl to even try such a post.I am utterly clueless as to procedure.Still haven't sorted that avatar!

2/2/07 12:04 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Your cat is sweet ! I love his markings. Poor little birdy but, such is life.Cute video !

2/2/07 2:53 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

Oh did everybody else had anxiety watching it? I was waiting for something really gruesome and then I realized there was a paper napkin under the bird and came to the conclusion that this cat is not gonna get her paws messy. Good good kitty!!!

2/2/07 6:17 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Zulu looks like a twin to our Mia - she does the exact same thing when confronted with non-moving prey... (Does your cat try to take over your studio chair too?)

3/2/07 1:21 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

your zebras painting is really beautiful, Andrea.

now, you know that you have been tagged? - go here please:
http://frankhilzerman.blogspot.com/2007/02/cat-candle-and-some-wackiness.html

nice weekend!

3/2/07 7:03 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

She's playing innocent for the camera. I'm nice while people are watching, too. But I'm not a cat. :)
I have the same "soundless" camera as you have. Mine doesn't work any longer. It refuses to turn on.

3/2/07 11:24 AM  
Blogger kj said...

so you've throttled up youtube, and a fine video it is--your gentle perplexed cat looking like i too often feel.

thanks for the slow motion laugh. i enjoyed it thoroughly!

3/2/07 3:31 PM  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

And your cat is called Zulu!! Are you sure you're not African?

I notice that, unlike me who does (did) the bird-killing, you get Zulu to do the dirty deed for you! :-)

3/2/07 4:37 PM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

nice! zulu can tap into her african hunting roots.

"awakening" arrived last night. it's beautiful ... i love it. i'm listening to joe jackson now ... i loved him in the 80s!

4/2/07 6:10 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Dear crazy cat lady,
isn't it gross how pets always have to schmeer themselves with the odor of dead animal???

It should be encouraging that Zulu didn't revert to a primitive savage felid carnivore and started ripping off of the beautiful plummage of this ex-thrush/
deceased/gone-to-meet-its-maker/ceased-to-be/it is no more suicidal thrush.

5/2/07 9:19 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Are you going to be one of those really interesting cat ladies now? Are you wearing black sweats and a black sweater covered in cat fur?

I quite like the video- she looks amused, but not obsessed. Notice how she rolls over and grooms herself, quite casually, then comes back to the bird as if to say; "Oh yeah-- I totally know that YOU ARE DEAD. And I am cat. Hear me ROAR!

5/2/07 8:32 PM  
Blogger catnapping said...

omg, i'm the only one left! you're all pod people now. toobers, all.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

6/2/07 5:52 PM  
Blogger Lilah said...

Poor baby, she just wants to play!

13/2/07 7:56 PM  
Blogger Bendtherulz said...

I loved Zulu ..I think first Zulu was trying to impress....the birdie...lol...!!

BTW - you are so good atleast you posted a movie which is Horizontal viewable...my first movie which I created....I have to turn the pc sideways...to view...you do get a crik...aftersometime...otherwise...!!

15/2/07 11:53 PM  

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