Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sophie the Supervisor

Every spring a couple of black birds -- starlings? -- build a nest in the upper corner of my porch.  Last year we heard chirping, and then nothing, and no little birds appeared.  Not a good year.  The year before we saw 2 baby bird heads squawking out the window.  This year the parents are back, bringing straw and weeds into the hole, making a nest.
Any building project needs a supervisor, and my cat Sophie is a good one.  She supervises any work around the house, for example, watching the painter and then inspecting the finished job.  She woke me out of a sound sleep at 5 a.m. one morning because the toilet was running....And she takes a keen interest in the bird project.  (I retrieved the plaster cat from someone's garbage and she has reigned on the porch ever since.  I waited years for Sophie to pose with her plaster doppelganger...)
She posed long enough for me to get a few shots and then...enough already.

1 comment:

  1. These are great, Mary ann. She sure seems focused on those birds! She has the most intent expressions. :)