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2/11/09 5:10 P

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OMG!

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2/11/09 2:32 P

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I can picture the whole thing and I'm sure it was funny from the outside. However, Muffin should be ashamed...someone she tell him/her that cats are supposed to eat birds, not the other way around!

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2/11/09 4:49 A

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You did good, girl! I usually panic in situations like that, but you did real good!

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2/10/09 10:30 A

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I don't think this would have been a very nice outcome if the cat had been my Ginger cat.
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2/9/09 9:09 P

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I knew an African Grey named Oscar, and he took 2 toes and the end of the tail of a cat, that had invaded his home. He likes cats that are not aggressive to him, he has helped raise several kittens and "Here, Kitty, Kitty!!" is part of his repertoire.

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2/9/09 7:11 P

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Glad all turned out well. God bless, Ginny

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2/9/09 2:47 P

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What a day for ya!!

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2/9/09 1:55 P

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2/9/09 8:59 A

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You did good. I can just picture Muffin going after the bird for a "little snack" and getting the raw end of the deal. I've never owned a bird but can just imagine that a parrot would be hard to "munch on." LOL

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Yep - what the others said about adrenaline is true. Sometimes it seems the strong emotions get cross-circuited in our brains. It's why we cry when we're happy, laugh inappropriately at solemn occasions, and so on. Sounds like you took the right actions, and at least you didn't scream and scare either animal!

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2/9/09 8:52 A

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You handled that situation wonderully. You thought on your feet and remembered things that have been done for the bird to "wrangle" it so to say.

Great job!!!!!!

It was the adrenalin and your love of Muffin that had you going.

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2/9/09 7:30 A

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That's pretty scary. Parrots can be pretty big when they're flying around. My neighbour had one years ago when I was little and I was terrified of it.

Just as well Muffin wasn't STARVING!!

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2/9/09 5:32 A

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Oh my - yes, all scary possibilities but when you got to the part where the bird asks what you're doing I nearly fell out of my chair! So typical of these crazy birds! What a zoo - almost sounds like a typical day in my house with 3 birds (2 grays, one canary) and 3 cats

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When something scary happens to me, I will often smile. Not just a small smile either, an ear to ear grin. I feel ridiculous while I am doing it, but I can't seem to stop. It is either the adrenalin or a way to relieve the enormous amount of stress we are under, or maybe a little of both.

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2/8/09 9:48 P

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It's the adrenalin. It's the same reason we get the urge to laugh after something has scared or startled us.

I remember once laughing after a car crash.. I was pretty shook up, but couldn't help finding it funny. I was 10 at the time, and everyone else thought I'd gone nuts.

To make matters worse, I couldn't resist singing Elvis song "I'm all shook up."

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Just had a big scare while carrying Muffin downstairs to the kitchen (want her to get more comfortable with the place). My landlady is gone for the weekend and her dog is in the kennel because he has to sleep with someone and can't sleep with me because of Muffin. Her cat stays outside in the garage and I fed her today. It's the bird that scared me. She has a beautiful African gray parrot (which talks alot, of course) that will come out of her cage, but has always stayed on or in her cage when I've been around - my landlady says she will fly off the cage sometimes to antagonize the dog even more (sometimes she'll get down to the very bottom of the cage to try and snap at him and he just goes crazy). Well, while carrying Muffin down, I heard one of the bird's whistles (more like a cluck kind of sound) and it was rather closer than it should have been. I looked down (was only halfway down the stairs) and saw the bird on the floor by the stairs - a good 20 feet from where her cage is in the living room. I was startled, and dropped Muffin - who immediately looked at the bird (she was hungry, as it's her dinner). I got down to the floor and the bird was looking right back at Muffin, scooting closer to the stairs and snapping her beak. I tried to get her to come onto my fingers (like some birds will) but she immediately poked her beak out, so I drew back.
My landlady told me that she always threw a towel over the bird when she was flying to get at the dog, so I went back into the kitchen and grabbed one of the dog towels (that cleans him off after he's been out in the dirt) and came back in. Muffin was still on the stairs and I threw the towel over the bird - it didn't quite cover her and she flapped her wings and I screamed, jumping back about 3 feet. I then started to laugh (why, I can't say) and followed her with the towel into the family room and before she could get under a piece of furniture, threw it over her again. This time I managed to get her covered and picked her up very carefully while she asked 'what are you doing'. I carried her slowly back into the living room, my heart racing with fear and laughter. Of course, right as I got to her cage, trying to figure out how to put her back on top while taking the towel off so she could get a grip, she moved in my hands and I dropped her. She flapped her wings again and walked on the floor a bit, while I tried to figure out what to do. I remembered my landlady's granddaughter had used a baton by the fireplace to get the bird back up to the top of her cage while the bird was going for the dog, so I grabbed it and the bird flew onto her cage and climbed back up to the top.
I laughed so hard afterwards that I started crying. I don't know why I was laughing, Muffin could have attacked the bird and the bird could have attacked Muffin (or me, for that matter). If the bird hadn't made a sound, I might have stepped on her because I was concentrated on bringing Muffin downstairs while holding her food dish in the other hand - not easy while carrying a 16-pound cat who is scared.
I hope this never happens again, as I am really scared of that bird (she's bitten my landlady several times, so I don't know what she'd do to me.)

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