Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Birds


Remember this classic? Who could forget it. This movie changed how many of us saw birds. Alfred Hitchcock was an incredible story teller and this movie did him justice.

My oldest daughter HATES birds. She finds them extremely Creepy. One of the Besties does too. This is one of the things we know Emily inherited from Sheri. They would both be very content in a Bird Less World.

I love them. Not in a creepy way. (once when I taught Preschool a mother came in to her daughters parent-teacher conference with one of her birds. She kindof made out with it and was quite disturbing, I always worried about the daughter after seeing this bird freak). SORRY, I got sidetracked, ANYWAY, back to today. I have noticed that at our new home, because of all the trees, we have a bird friendly yard.

My cats love to sit and watch. Mischa has several spots to sit and watch. Her favorite spot is on the window seat in our bedroom. She thinks they can't see her and she crouches low and makes her little "I'm gonna get you" sound.

This morning we have a scene right out of Hitchcock's thriller "The Birds". There are hundreds of birds in the yard and trees. Maybe a birdie convention, I don't know. The dogs are barking and Mischa is in attack mode. I could not get a shot of the yard because: 1- they fly up when I get outside, 2- they are even creeping me out a bit and I am a bit scared.

I am just thankful Emily and Sheri are not her to witness this!

5 comments:

A human kind of human said...

Your cat is beautiful. We have many birds where I live and one of my cats, JD, is a ferocious hunter. This leads to constant battles to get him to leave the birds alone. If left to his own devices, he would kill off anything that moves. But, alas, that is nature and we cannot change it, can we?

And yes, I do remember The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock knew how to make thrillers, didn't he? Do you remember "Christine"?

Reya Mellicker said...

You know they now think that birds are modern-day dinosaurs. I tend to agree - they are so ... "other" ... is that the right word?

I've known people who make out with their birds, too. It is really disturbed, if you ask me. Yuck!!

Have you ever seen the original trailer for the film The Birds, the long trailer with Alfred hitchcock describing our relationship with birds? I'm sure it's on youtube. It is hilarious!!

Enjoy your Sunday, Janis!

ellen abbott said...

I got my teenage son to go with me to collect mulberries down the street one summer day and a mockingbird must have had a nest nearby as it kept dive bombing us. My son was a little freaked out about that but I kept telling him to just ignore it. Well, that mockingbird swooped down and pecked him on the head. I laughed my ass of, he didn't think it was so funny. He got a little mad at me. He's still wary of birds to this day.

Hannah said...

I enjoy reading your blog and noticed you enjoyed reading "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. I have read several of her books and have liked all of them.

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sheri said...

Ick. I am not afraid of songbirds or wrens but I steer clear of the rest. Emily and I will let you tell us about the beauty of birds.