Friday, February 22, 2013

Bye Bye Birdie

Alas poor Da Bird, we knew ye well.

But now you're gone. Sort of. You're in pieces anyway. And though no one has come forth to confess to causing your demise, I greatly suspect that the culprit possesses several extra toes..

I suppose I'm partly to blame. I didn't notice you dangling down behind the couch you rest upon. If you hadn't been dangling, you couldn't have been bitten in two. Or three... And perhaps we'd know the final resting spot of your feathery bird part.

Yes, it's true. All that was found of the victim is the pole and string. The string has a few places where it's ready to break as if it's been bitten, but not completely through. (I have all the parts, so don't worry. I know that this string, unlike the stringies, can be swallowed and cause problems so I located and removed it.)


I do have a few pictures of the last Da Bird session. They are not the best quality, which is why I haven't posted them yet. But they are cute, in a weirdly flawed kind of way. Which is why I'm going to post them now, sort of a post mortem post..


This first one is Star. And the picture doesn't work because she's in a sunbeam. She was darker, but I tried to lighten the picture so she could be seen. Didn't work that great..
I'm playing with Da Bird, but this is the only semi-viewable shot you're going to get. Ha!
 
 


Now Leo has it, but the sun coming in the window makes it hard to get a good shot. But he loves his tree, so what ya gonna do?
Got ya by the string! Bwhahaha! I'll chew  you up! Unless mommy pulls you away..
 
 


Another back lit one. But something odd is going on. do you see it?
Rats! You got away! And now you're trying to invade my mancat cave??
 
 


Here's a close up. Leo's paw must have been moving so fast that the background showed through it! I don't know how else to explain it.. it's the weirdest thing! That ledge that's showing through his paw is at least half a foot behind the paw.



This one is also backlit, but because I was aiming the camera lower, the flash went off and kind of.. equalized it? Same as the one above.
You are in my mancat cave! You better not mess up my girlykitty posters! uh.. Not that I have anything like that in there... heh..
 
 
 

Star wandered over to see what all the fuss was about.
Star: Hmm, Da Bird is knocking around in that barbarian's cave. Maybe it'll knock everything out and clean it up.
Leo: Don't go in, don't go in, don't go in....




This last one.. Backlit, blurry, and I swear, Leo looks like he has a pointed squirrel nose.. But he's got Da Bird between his paws!
Gotta watch her, make sure she keeps going.. Don't want Princess Hissyface touching my birdie!
 


And that's it. No more Da Bird. *sniff sniff*

Have a good weekend, and if you have a Da Bird, hug it and tell it you love it! While you still can!

25 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You need a NEW Da Bird, my furry friends. Just open your Mommy's wallet and get that plastic card. Online shopping is the BEST!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

One word... "epoxy" LOL! ~ TBT

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope Da Bird rests peacefully after all the loving and whapping it has endured. Maybe a new one will arrive one day.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Ohhh we LOVE Da Bird, but we go through them quite quickly...

Sparkle said...

My human had Da Bird hidden away somewhere and when she brought it out recently - BUGS had eaten the feathers! Ew! It was so disgusting she threw the whole thing out, rod and all, figuring she would just get another one at the store. But guess what? Both Petcos she has been to have been out! We are disgusted.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Our peeps have to hide Da Bird because we would eat it, too. They used to hide it in the garage, and Newton still runs to look for Da Bird every time someone comes in from the garage. Now it's in a closet. We think. The peeps don't really want us to know for fear we will climb up and eat it to death!

We are said...

Awww....RIP Da Bird! Maybe your mommy will get you a new one...it sure looked like you loved him!

Purrs,
Carmine and Milita

Cherry City Kitties said...

hmmm.... if your mom is a the truly wonderful mom we know she is... there will be a new Da Bird in your soon future. (did we say that right, Leo? Do you think she'll get the hint???)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Maybe it's a good thing that Mom hid my "Da Bird" so well that she can't find it! We keep reading about them falling apart rather fast. Not good!

mythreemoggies said...

Oscar is bringing live birds home at the moment :-(

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Andrea!
Nip & Bones has a replacement for the "Bird portion" of "Da Bird" for like less than $5.
Check it out.
Much Love,
Mindy :)

William said...

Aw. We hate it when our toys get wrecked. You need a new bird!

Random Felines said...

poor Da Bird - it got deaded....

maybe if you are VERY good, somewill will get you a new one over the weekend :)

Loretta Thomas said...

Well, another one gone! Mum, time to go shopping again...Pet Zone here they come...eh...oh, Miss Kitty luvs tha' Pet Zone...Meow!
Kitty

da tabbies o trout towne said...

good riddance we say N if de burd bee in R houz we can guaranteez with out shadow oh doubt ore shadow of ground hog phil....we wood say: we hate ewe burd, we trooly due...yur rood N stink , taste like caca two

:)

haza grate week oh end star N leo !

The Furries of Whisppy said...

RIP, Da Bird fevvers. What a terrible end. :p
We hope your Mommy uses her plastic this weekend and get you a couple of Da Bird replacements!

Jacqueline said...

We agree with Spitty!MOL!...Happy weekend, precious friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Colehaus Cats said...

Shhh! Do you hear that?? We thinks a new Da'Bird is outside looking for a way inside! Purrs...

Katnip Lounge said...

Time to inspect "The Box" for fevver poops!

Brian said...

That was good paw work! There has been many dadeadBirds around these parts!!!

LP said...

Yup. That is eggzactically what would happen to Da Bird here if left unattended! And we would point the finger at Levon!!

the critters in the cottage xo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello again, My darling Star, I do have Da Bird, but do you know what? My Human does not know where it is! Can you imagine what kind of irresponsibility I must endure on a daily basis??? Come by and give me an ear wash, would you? It would be very soothing.

iLoveSilverMeow said...

Maybe get a mouse to spice things up >.<

Katie Isabella said...

OH what an awful demise BUT: I have attacked and killed mine too. Bet I know what girly-Cat pictures are in there. Heeeee.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Waffles Too RUINED my DaBird. RUINED.
...but he just gave me some replacement parts, so I guess I'll forgive him. For now.
; ) Katie