Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cats & Mynahs. In my Home.


My cat watching myna shadows!
I read Chandni's post about her Chidiyaghar. We too have pigeons outside my bathroom window, sometimes a feather floats down in the bathroom and my cat stalks it like it was a real bird. One shivering, petrified paw reaching out to touch the dangerous feather, and he will swell twice his size if a leaf stirs and makes a murmur at that moment.This is the closest he has ever come to a real bird.

He spends hours staring at the mynah shadows outside my daughter's window. We have placed a bird-house on the AC so the cat has a gala time watching the birds shadows and, rarely, actual birds. The birds occasionally spot him and make a racket!

15 comments:

dipali said...

This is such an amazingly beautiful composition. WOW!

Manpreet said...

Wow, That was the first word that I uttered upon looking at this pic.
and I add another word:
Wonderful !!!
The Stalker and the Shadows-I would call it.

churningthewordmill said...

this is such a pretty pic! u shud take to photography full time, i tell ya!!!
mandira

Indian Home Maker said...

Dipali, Manpreet, Mandira - Thanks:)

Priyanka said...

Nice shot! Talking of birds, are there any sparrows left in Mumbai, or have the crows completely taken over?

chandni said...

what a lovely picture....absolutely love the shadows

chandni said...

what a lovely picture....absolutely love the shadows

Indian Home Maker said...

priyanka I have heard the reason for disappearing sparrows is our cellphones...no idea how true it is! We do see fewer sparrows today then some years back:(

Indian Home Maker said...

Chandni Thanks! This one's inspired by your post:)

Imp's Mom said...

Lady this is a beautiful pic! I luv the shadows captured... simply beautiful... :)

1conoclast said...

What a WONDERFUL picture. GREAT shot!
Where do you stay that you have a "chilman(?)" in the house???

Indian Home Maker said...

1conoclast Thanks and Welcome to my blog :) The chilman(or chik/bamboo blinds) are put in the window, behind the curtains, and next to the glass panes, for privacy and protection from strong sunlight, and I guess to create an ethnic look :)

Indian Home Maker said...

Imp's Mom - Thanks! Isn't my cat such an idiot!

@lankr1ta said...

Aww does he come rushing to you if a bird flies away? Our tom cat used to run crying to my dad

Usha Pisharody said...

Great pic.. loved the play of light, shadows and the cat :)