BARNABEE DISCLIPLINES THE BIRDS

MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE TAUGHT OUR 3 CATS A FEW TRICKS AND THEY UNDERSTAND SEVERAL WORDS, SOME USING ACTIONS TO INTENSIFY THEIR UNDERSTANDING. FOR INSTANCE -OUR BOY, BARNABEE AND I WERE DOSING ON THE DECK WHEN A FEW CROWS SETTLED IN THE TREE ACROSS THE LANE. THEY BEGAN THEIR THEIR ANNOYING CAWS AROUSING US. I THOUGHT I'D HAVE FUN WITH THE KITTY POINTING MY INDEX FINGER AT THE BIRDS. WE DO THIS WHEN THE CATS BEHAVIORS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. SO UPON SHAKING MY FINGER TOWARD THE CROWS I BEGAN SAYING "NAUGHTY BIRDS, NAUGHTY NAUGHTY". THE LOUD SOUND STOPPED ONLY TO BEGIN ONCE AGAIN SO I CONTINUED MY CHANT. THE LAST TIME THEY ATTEMPTED TO CONTINUE THEIR AWFUL SONGS, BARNABEE SAT UP, EXTENDED HIS HEAD IN THE BLACK MENACES DIRECTION,AND UTTERED A LOUD HISSSSS AS IF TO SAY "TAKE THAT YOU NAUGHTY BIRDS". THE BIRDS QUIETED DOWN THEN FLEW AWAY. HE LOOKED AT ME WITH AN EXPRESSION OF SATISFACTION THEN LAID DOWN TO CONTINUE HIS REST.

Author: 
CAROL AND JON HAMMOND
Age: 
Carol -73, Jon -79, BARNABEE -7 yrs.
True Story?: 
yes