[segue] and while on the subject of birds.....
the other day, i came across an incredible little thing taking place in manhattan, new york city, just outside the window of fellow blogger lara of ess a bisel (yiddish for eat a little!). you'll have to visit her blog to see what i'm talking about. start with this entry and work your way up to date to see it all happen (you may have to click on the title of the blog to do that). great pictures, lara :D
this is him at 3 months practicing for the future. notice his short fat "pulkas" (legs), actually they're not fat but extremely muscular, a trait of the burmese cat. in spite of this, he is extremely clumsy, banging into walls or not making it over the rim, or top, of the bathtub while running at high speed (not such a high leap!) — something that always makes me laugh.
i figured the leaf would die after a week or two, as it suffered a severe rip. incredibly, it healed by self-suturing! i only noticed this the other day.
and if you hate flies, like i do,
play this fun game and see how good you are at whacking them!