The Most Patient Cat in the World, Part III: The Dive-Bomination

Oh sure, the cat looks all like “yeah, what-evah” while the camera’s rolling, but you just know that seconds later she issued a sharply-worded memorandum of rebuke.

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  1. Well the birdie is hitting the exact spot where all kitties like to be scratched, so no wonder kitty’s so nonchalant about it.

    (yay, i got to use “nonchalant” in a sentence!)

  2. flutterby says:

    flapflapflapBAPflapflapBOINGflapflap…….

  3. Eddie's Momma says:

    Either the bravest or stupidest mocking bird ever.

  4. O M GEEEE !!!!
    I saw it & I still don’t believe it ! I leave food out for all the neighborhood cats that don’t have homes & this year I guess to say “thanks” I’ve found at least 6 bird carcasses on my back porch that I had to dispose of . ( sorry for the buzz kill) I can’t believe that cat let those birds get away with that kind of harassment ! I’m glad the birds are safe cause it looks like they’re defending a nest !

  5. I hope (for the bird’s sake) the rebuke was not delivered with a sharply-pointed paw.

  6. Theresa says:

    Those are some ticked off boids. They look familiar. ;)

    PS: Don’t think that cool cat is a “she” at all, doncha know.

  7. bookmonstercats says:

    Yes, that’s what I thought as well, MudBug.

    Yaay to you for feeding homeless cats. I am in enough trouble from my other half for leaving treats out for an elderly neighbouring cat who has an overactive thyroid and keeps getting hungry (yes, his owners do know I am doing it and that I am the local Mad Cat Lady) Sadly, he hasn’t much longer to go (elderly cat, not the other half) but he’s happy (elderly cat, not the other half) :0

  8. Theresa says:

    PS: I also like the agitated hopping around on the ground birdie does. He’s all “Had enough? Or must I use force?”

  9. Aw I used to feed an elderly cat who visited. He was such a gentle cat. He never tried to push mine out of the way, he always waited until they were done eating. He came to see me one last time before he passed away. I gave him tuna. I was so glad I got to see him that last time.

  10. That’s sweet.
    My girlfriend and I were alone together last New Years and a local wandering cat (no collar, but he’d been around in past weeks) came in to keep us company. We heard his stomach rumbling and took pity on him. It sounds crazy but we were a little confused as to whether you should give cats tuna or not. They obviously love it, but we thought it might be one of those commonly accepted things which turn out to be wrong… like giving bread to ducks, or bread and milk to hedgehogs.
    Anyway we gave him some tuna. He loved it.

  11. … I actually saw nearly the same thing with Valium once.
    Except it was a sparrow.
    And Valium (16 feline pounds of love people, remember) FLED in front of the Ire of the Sparrow.
    Sometime, I think I should have call him Georges.

  12. A blue jay used to do that to my kitteh after he got one of her bebehs.

  13. “Valium” is one of the best cat names ever!

  14. BeckyMonster says:

    my Mr. Mookie has been dive-bombed in a similar fashion. He’s an avid birder, and I’m sure they knew that Silver Swirl Tabby of Death was, once again, on the prowl.

  15. Mocking bird mocks cat!

  16. robmoore says:

    “Lower, lower…. ahhh, right there….”

  17. Mary (the first) says:

    From the twitching tail at the beginning of the video, looks like we saw a battle already in progress. And the bird was winning! Because you know the “what-evah” is just the typical cat pretense of “I don’t care that I just fell off the table” thing and he’s pretending he just happened to be thinking of wandering off in the other direction.. all on his own.. not because of the bird.

  18. Mooooookie! BEST NAME EVER!

  19. Bird: “Yeah, buddy, just keep on walkin’. Keep. On. Walkin’!

    Cat: “Whatevs.”

  20. luvstehQte says:

    OMG!! this happened to my dog and me this morning near the end of our walk! it was actually pretty terrifying to be on the receiving end of extreme bird malice. of course, i’m pretty sure that the bird harassing us was the mate of the one my dog killed & devoured the other day (*shudders at the memory*) with the mate watching the whole time. the one from this morning also appeared to have a youngster nearby, so i’m sure that added to the bravado. *plans to walk a different route tomorrow and forever!*

  21. How strange…MY cat’s name is Mookie…I thought he was the only one as people always look at me strangely when I tell them his name. Now I am beginning to think they are looking at me that way for other reasons :0

  22. SlaveToCat says:

    Hush little Kitteh
    don’t say a word,
    Mama’s gonna buy you
    a mocking bird,

    If that mocking bird don’t sing,
    Mama’s gonna buy you
    a large shrimp ring,

  23. In the freezeframe, I thought that was a fox, not a cat!

  24. Swish that tail of annoyance! SWEEEESH EEEET!

  25. (The Original) Mel says:

    Instant bird karma’s gonna get you.
    It’s gonna flap you right in the head.

  26. Was that bird seeking to avenge its entire species against one lone cat, or what?

  27. Momof13cats says:

    And if that large shrimp ring don’t fit,
    Mama’s gonna buy you
    a bunny rabbit

    And if that bunny rabbit don’t hop,
    Mama’s gonna buy you
    A can of pop….

  28. Guaranteed they had a nest nearby. This is typical parent bird behavior to draw attention to themselves in order to distract the enemy from finding or going after their nest/babies. Kitty seems to be a regular stalker in the area so isn’t fazed by their actions. Hope birdie nest is okay and kitty goes home to get his meal.

  29. Lipstick6 says:

    Cool cat don’t care.

  30. And if that can of pop don’t fizz
    Mama’s gonna buy you a birdie quiz

    And if that birde quiz don’t pass
    Mocking’s gonna kick you in your a##

  31. victoreia says:

    Me, too!

  32. Hey BMC, If your other half gives you ANY grief about feeding any outdoor cats just send him here & I’m sure we all can do some attitude adjusting.Then if your other half gives you any trouble we’ll send the mocking birds in till he/she surrenders & sees things our way ;oD

  33. Cat don’t care—cat’s part honey badger.

  34. Seanette says:

    I don’t think the cat’s a “she”. Pretty sure I saw boycat bits in shots of the back end.

  35. LifeCoach says:

    Cat Q- My 10yo cat has a declining liver, & hasnt eaten n 3 days… What shud I force feed him? Need advice!

  36. Did I hear wrong, or is the kitty’s name “Cheesecake”?

  37. Emmberrann says:

    The Late and Much-Beloved Mr. Picky did not like people-tuna. On the other hand, he loved and cleaned every scrap of his kitty-tuna from his dish. Not for nothing was he called “Mr. Picky.” The only people food that he found acceptable was butter. If you gave him a crumb of buttered toast, he’d like the butter off, and leave you an unbuttered toast crumb.

  38. Emmberrann says:

    Erm, that was “lick” not “like.”

  39. wannadance says:

    true about nests. same battle waged in our back yard. cats leaped into the air to catch birds, of course , no.

    that kitty has truly the most perfectly proportioned body and impressive gait of any cat. jasmine, my kitty, is oddly shaped: small at the head end, tiny ears, baby snub nosed face, cute little white paws. then as the cat unfurls she gets bigger and bigger until she looks like two cats knitted together at midline.

    i love her though. very graceless cat. if/when she jumps off of something, you can head the UUNH in the other room.

  40. Emmberrann says:

    LifeCoach, if your kitty won’t eat at all, or if he isn’t drinking either, it’s VERY SERIOUS! It’s too hot to worry too much about the food part, keep the kitty cool as you can, and get him to a vet ASAP STAT!

  41. wannadance says:

    sure are lots of halves today on the board…

  42. wannadance says:

    i know, i know. i think it is a very calm street cat resting up from a session of breakdancing. all he needs is a cruddy navy hoodie. wish i had one. hard to find cruddy ones.

  43. wannadance says:

    friends had ‘thorazine’ and ‘stelazine’. why waste perfectly good drug names?

  44. wannadance says:

    silver swirl tabby of death is great as a nickname…

  45. And not a single f**k was given that day.

  46. wannadance says:

    i love when they do that! a little casual lick grooming to indicate that rolling off the window sill was in the plan and that now is grooming time. cats think we are so easy…

  47. wannadance says:

    YAY for all of you….virtuosi!!!

  48. wannadance says:

    birds just have no sense of when to stop, of enough is enough, of okay we got the message. that’s just birds for ya…

  49. That’s a great cat name. Maybe people will be more understanding of my need for kitties in my life if I name my next ones Prozac and Zoloft? I’ve got a condition, damn it, and I need my fuzzy prescription!

  50. Catcoastal says:

    Oh no, poor kitty! Yes, please take him to the vet as soon as possible. Many cats won’t let you force feed them as much as they need, and many cats also require additional therapies. If you know how to safely force feed a cat, you can try a canned kitten food (blenderize it with water as needed to get the right consistency). For anything more than a few days, most cats much prefer an implanted feeding tube over force feeding.

  51. My kitty’s name is Halcyon, although it wasn’t after the drug. I tried to get my friends to name their cats after anti-depressants to make it a thing, but no one would go for it. I guess Prozac and Zoloft don’t make for such cute names. :)

  52. I dunno… I kind of like Paxil as a cat name!!!

  53. Mamabear says:

    “I’ve got a condition, damn it, and I need my fuzzy prescription!”

    OMG yes! WHen I read that I head Christopher Walken: “I got a fever…and the only prescription…is more cowbell!”

    Here, enjoy:
    I’ve got a condition, damn it, and I need my fuzzy prescription!

    I’ve got a condition, damn it, and I need my fuzzy prescription!

    More Cowbell! – watch more funny videos
  54. Mamabear says:

    Wow, gotta work on the ‘copy/paste’ function. I obviously don’t get it, lol.

  55. Leilani says:

    Ok, what the heck kind of bird is it??? Is this a European or Asian video? Those are NOT American mockingbirds (no white on the wings, wrong tail shape). I’d almost guess pied wagtail (a British bird) but didn’t see any white on the face

  56. Sharon Wilson says:

    It’s an Eastern kingbird; I saw them a lot during a summer internship in North Dakota. They’re pretty aggressive; their family name is Tyrannidae.

  57. Mary (the first) says:

    They do love it but it’s not a balanced diet to be eating all the time. I give my cat “tuna juice” when I drain the water off tuna for a sandwich. She definitely loves it!!

  58. Mary (the first) says:

    Me three!

  59. The cat’s all “All sound and fury, signifying nuffingks.”

    Jog along, orange kitteh, jog along.

  60. It’s definitely not a British bird.Cool Cat though.

  61. LOL. That is so surreal! This vid must be from a parallel universe!

  62. I planned for the second kitty to be a prozac, butthe name she got at the shelter was so fitting that Prozac didn’t take. She is a barely four to five pound kitty. Her name is Crevette (shrimp)

  63. Yay for lovely peeps who care for homeless Kitties – it reminds me of my Mom – she loved them so much and used to “Naughty Boy” at the corgi – our little dog was not keen !!

  64. Oh yes – I am dancing to that = wannadance is so right virtuosi indeed – I am in the UK – you have made my Morning – love you all to pieces – lovely stories and so much to start a day with a smile

  65. KimmieAnn says:

    Haters gonna hate :D

  66. Hi KimmieAnn – cat does not attack – bird is likely defending its beaky brood – why would we get haters – have I missed something here. I know people who hate cats – y’know I just tend to avoid them; I like discussing books on Amazon UK – and we call the haters “Trolls”

  67. My other half also gives me grief about leaving extra foodies out for the “visitors”. Got at least 2 because my one kitty doesn’t appreciate it and has a wobbly when he catches them. Usually at 5am on a Sat morning *sigh* Then the other half moans sleepily, “Rach, your cats are fighting again!”.

  68. Hey Rachel – excuse me but I wonder – how come when the cats are fighting they are always yourn !! but when there is someone needing a cuddle with something purring and furry in their arms, it’s all “mine” “my lovely kitty” all “Come to Papa baby!” – that just kind of gets me SO started !!

  69. That is just too neat !! I am prescribed Citalopram (I’m UK based) – maybe they will change that name of the drug to Catalopram – yeah right – just a thought u’know

  70. Leilani says:

    YES! Thank you, Sharon! My husband used to get dive-bombed by these little critters when he rode his bike.

  71. Soooo, you got stuck with the rent this month, I don’t give a mouses’ whiskers!

  72. Saffron says:

    I found one of my cats in a parking lot outside a rheumatologist’s office and there were suggestions from the staff to name her Naproxen…

    BTW, the clinical literature is quite uniform and strong on the benefits of pet ownership on lower depression rates, hypertension, and overall stress rates.
    Now if only I could claim the money I spend on kitteh tosy, food, litter, and more toys as medical expenses on my tax return! :)

  73. Saffron says:

    *Toys not tosy…

  74. FancyNancy says:

    Me four!

  75. You are so non-empathic – it’s ok – nah – not stuck with the rent love – I OWN the joint – just need a Kitty to share my life and purr for me.
    Something I can buy Kitty Tuna for, now I am going down to the Cat Rescue – if you go down there the lady lets you see some and if one comes right up to you and purrs in your arms – that is the one you take – and you make a donation

  76. skippymom says:

    five

  77. ashagato says:

    so funny! sounds just like asha – she has itty bitty white paws and a feminine little tail and petite little cat-face, with a big round furry fat body connecting it all together. her ironic nickname is Nadia (after Nadia Comenich, the olympic gymnast) because she’s the clumsiest cat in the universe and you can hear her lumbering down the stairs a mile away….non-stop entertainment, i love her so much….

  78. ashagato says:

    we can call him STOD for short…

  79. That was hilarious. Cat was like, “Excuse me!” and walked off slowly. I would have liked to see the cat at least pounce or something. I wouldn’t take that kind of bird-havior.

  80. Indeed, it’s Cheesecake.

  81. It’s a video from the Philippines. The bird is a pied fantail (locally called Maria Cafra), and it’s known for being quite naughty. We had one in our yard and it regularly harassed our dog, to the point that the dog was terrified to go out. It left my father not choice but to shoot it dead. :(

  82. Richard says:

    its funny how those two choices always seem to be hand and hand

  83. Cool looking cat!

  84. When our orange tabby still was “owned’ by a neighbor, I saw him walking in the street very near the curb. For good reason as a mockingbird was diving at him. The bird even got enough fur/tail to lift his back end up a couple of times. I’ve heard that mockingbirds are such defenders of their young that fledglings who fall from the nest have good chances for survival, the highest of any bird species.

  85. :lol: That explains why that cat did not swing around and make a meal out of that bird :lol:

  86. People! The birds were protecting their nest that was obviously near by. A very brave couple of birds and the stress was unnecessary.

  87. You really are right Fran, the Cat knew that p why did not everyone else know it – including myself – yes, it is nature – to defend your place and your family

  88. OMG! I found a hurt kitten in the middle of the road and nursed him back to health. This was my first experience with ANY pet so we’re learning as we go. That was in November and since then I rescued another cat from the freezing winter and I have four more outside that I feed. All that to tell you that my first one does seem to be clumsier than I thought a cat would be. He’s beautiful when he’s walking, prancing or running. But he loves to walk on the rim of the bathroom sink when I’m washing my hands and he falls off, often! When he jumps down from any height, it sounds like a load of bricks falling! Graceful maybe not, but I absolutely love him!

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