stalking the cat
© G.s.k. ‘15
It’s a hard life for the cats of Burano. Often people put out a bit of food on the sidewalks in front of their homes for the stray cats of the island. The gulls and the pigeons immediately start to stalk the cat … and as one distracts puss another dives in to take off with some of his lunch. This reminded me of many a documentary I’ve watched with my children about the lions of Africa hounded by vultures trying to carry off some of their supper. Of course, lions, being in a group easily control the situation.