Sunday, 18 March 2012

Me and Birdwatching


whoa!!! look at them go!! ... damn show-offs...

I spend a lot of time, I mean when I am not taking my beauty sleep or fine dining, gazing out of the windows.  There is a nice open view in front of us.  Well, we live near the Rome main station and it is unfortunately not exactly a magnificent postcard vista of Monte Mario where you can see all the domes and monuments with the background of the far away mountain range of Abruzzo.  But still interesting all the same, as there are always birds flying and perched near by who keep me entertained. 

I have been trying to learn their language, and I think I became pretty good at it.  Do you think they will respond to me if I talk to them directly?  Will they understand?  Will they let me join in their pigeon games and seagull games?  (well... seagulls are quite big and mean looking, I am a little scared of them... but they fly around in front of me soooo magnificently!!!)  I will let you see a little clip where I am practicing the language... tell me what you think!!!

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19 comments:

  1. Oh my! I LOVE Oliver's hunting sounds!!!!! Such a great hunter kitty :)

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    1. Oh Auntie Connie, you understand!!! My mamma always laughs when I am talking, breaking my concentration. A true hunter needs a little respect!!! ;-)

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    2. giusto!!! anche la mia! e ancora non crede al fatto di avermi visto attaccare un vero piccione !!!!! (beh, è stata la prima e l'unica volta!)ma che ne sanno loro...

      Maya

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  2. Ahahahahaha! I love the chattering! I especially love how he rests his face against the towel, while still chattering. <3

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    1. Auntie Shannon, I am usually upright when I talk to the birds, but at that moment I was whispering to a couple of great big seagulls swooping this way and that way in front of our window. It was a wee bit intimidating I must admit, so I had to cling onto my security towel!!

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  3. vocina dolce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mapy e maya

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    1. oh dio mio, Maya, hai attaccato un piccione???? Ma che coraggiosa cacciatrice!!! ma l'hai preso???

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    2. No, è scappato, il vigliacco!! (beh, sono scappata dall'altra parte anch'io, ma non lo diciamo ad alta voce!!!hehehehe!!)

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  4. Ditemi, sono bravo no? :-) Maya, anche tu parli con gli uccelini?

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    1. Sìììì!!! Con le mosche, coi moscerini in genere..ma se non ci parliamo tra di noi noi animali intelligenti 8gli umani non c'entrano!!!), che vita è???

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  5. HAHAHA.. such unique interesting sounds you make Oliver, I love hearing you chatters so much that I keep replaying the clip!!! :-) Rocky says HELLO, he thought you were behind the computer when I turned up the volume to listen hehe.. I'm sorry, I was laughing along with your mommy too, you're such an adorable cautious hunter! I think the seagulls and other birds are telling one another what a handsome feline you are :D I am loving the shot at the window too ^.^

    ~ Auntie Liz ~

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    1. auntie Liz!!! and Rocky, Tiger, and Choco!!! (hi, nice to meet you Miss Choco!!! I hope the boys are being nicer to you these days!) Yes, by now they really ought to have noticed me and my handsomeness, I hope one day some of them will visit me at the window sill and we can have a little heart to heart!!! (I promise, heart to heart, not claws to feathers!)

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  6. what a sweet voice! Have you ever caught a birdy?

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    1. nooo auntie Mara, we are on the third floor and mamma is too worried to keep the window open and let me get close enough for them... but I am practicing with flies during the summer, I even caught one or two! so one of these days... one of these days...

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    2. wow! it takes skills to catch a fly too!

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  7. Bravo Oliver! You have such a sweety voice ♥ i think you succeeded with the language of birds, I also noticed some words in Russian :D
    Auntie Yana =^-^=

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    1. auntie Yana!!! I am so glad to see your comment here!!! You did it!!! :-D Of course, I know some Russian words like mamma, not much, but I can also murrr murrr in Russian!!! :-D

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    2. Oh, Oliver! You are so smart kitty! My cats and I we send Russian murrr murrr and some nice Russian kitty poetry for you and your mommy Licia! (to rouse your interest in learning Russian language ;-)
      Планета кошек (The Planet of the Cat)
      Есть где-то Кошачья Планета.
      Там кошки, как люди, живут:
      Читают в постели газеты
      И кофе со сливками пьют.
      У них есть квартиры и дачи,
      Машины и прочий комфорт,
      Они обожают рыбачить
      И возят детей на курорт.
      Летают в заморские страны,
      Находят алмазы с кулак,
      Сажают на клумбах тюльпаны
      И даже разводят собак.
      Роскошная жизнь на планете
      У кошек, котов и котят!
      Но странные жители эти
      Всё время о чём-то грустят.
      Как много игрушек хороших,
      Как много пластинок и книг!
      Вот нет только кошек у кошек...
      Ах, какже им грустно без них!
      ♥♥♥

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    3. ohhhh Auntie Yanochka, there it is the poem!!!! thank you so much!!! we have been looking for all the wrong places!!!

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