Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Curious Cat





The day our friend Dan and I set up the bees, one of our cats became very inquisitive about the new arrivals to the farm. It was comical to see him inching closer and closer, seeming to be drawn in by the buzzing sounds. Dan caught the whole thing with his camera. The curious kitty even went as far as to swat one of the busy bees. Something must have told him he’d better be wary of these buzzing little strangers so he high tailed it out of there. But, still curiosity got the better of him, so he decided to keep checking them out only from a safer vantage point as shown in the bottom photo. With animals around who needs to spend money on entertainment! Though this daring feline made out unscathed that day we have had enough experiences with cats over the years to know why they came up with the expression, "curiosity killed the cat".

4 Comments:

Blogger mountainfirekeeper said...

Those are some interesting pics! LOL Thanks for posting them. I"m guessing that your cat will continue to be curious until he gets stung. Then he'll maintain a much safer distance after that.

Best wishes!

10:14 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Hey Steven,
Yeah our cats seem to get in mischief around here. I don't know if he's gotten stung yet or not but, he doesn't seem to have anymore interest in the bees. Maybe the newness has worn off for him.

Russ

7:07 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

One of our dogs snaps at bees. I'm not sure if he eats them or just kills them. You know immediatley when he's been stung, from all of the lip-licking that ensues. But he's never yet been discouraged enough to give up this enjoyable sport.

11:10 AM  
Blogger RL said...

Leslie,
We had a dog, which was part chow part lab that used to kill bees every chance she got. She must have been a little allergic to them because she usually got stung and her cheeks would swell up.

She was a good dog, black as night. When she was a pup she looked like a little bear cub so we named her Bear. She died of old age here at the farm a few years ago.

Russ

1:22 PM  

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