"In Australia a cat named Mancat
attached himself to a Pug that was nearly blind
and guided her around rooms,
acting as her seeing-eye cat"
This morning (Thursday) the cats were sitting beside me ready to watch the sun come up as they unsually do. It is not unusual for cats to watch sunrise and sunset every day. At very first light they began to react to something outside in a very agitated way. My first thought was fox as there were fresh fox tracks the morning before. I could not see what they were seeing at first as it was too dark for a human. After a few minutes I made out the shape of a large bird in the near-the-window apple tree. It was a ruffed grouse and the cats had obviously never seen one of these good sized birds. In a few moments more I was able to see another grouse sitting a bit further into the tree. I tried to take a few shots but the light was very low. I haven't looked at them yet. You may remember a large covey of grouse in my yard a couple of winters ago. They too were in search of food. With our heavy snow cover this year many birds and wildlife are struggling to find enough to eat. I am so glad I have apple trees for them.
Update: Here is the early morning shot of the grouse in the apple tree that thoroughally excited the girls.
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