Haiga Story – The Cat and the Pigeons – April 10, 2015

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flying menace
stalking the cat
city thief

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAhunter hunted
birds dive for dinner
the cat hisses

© 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.