Definitely have a bunch out here in Cali. The crows love them and throw them down on the roads. A lot of the nuts don’t crack when they hit the pavement but the birds know they will when the cars run over them. Kind of messy, and you have to watch for the brave/stupid crows that are more interested in the feast than moving out of the way of vehicles.
as long as they aren’t horse apples
Ah, yes…acorn season. It’s a rather noisy season at our place, what with the thumping, bumping and rattling on the roof and the crunching when you walk across the driveway. Not to mention the BANG when one lands on the metal awnings over the porches and carport. Sometimes sounds like gunfire.
We have 6 cats. Cat / keyboard encounters are not uncommon and have resulted in some interesting emails and chats. Several of them think that pens and pencils are toys that must be swatted at when in use so there are usually interesting squiggles on cards and grocery lists. One of the cats likes to jump (at high velocity) onto paper to see if he can slide.
One of my grandma’s favorite stories involved a wooden seesaw, my mom (her daughter-in-law from Germany) and a pair of tweezers.
One of our cats has been known to tumble across the floor at high velocity on occasion. He’s got a condition that makes him itch and twitch sometimes and if it kicks in when he is racing with his brothers he will forget to stop before he tries to scratch.
A few days ago a starling decided to tease one of our cats through the glass slider door. Goofy bird was hopping around on the top step inches from our chubby manx and the poor cat had a total fit trying to dig through that glass. The bird looked like it was enjoying itself immensely.
@Steven YoungSo he can hold his breath. That’s gotta smell worse than blackened popcorn.
We had a Shelty when I was growing up. Goofy dog loved Mom’s stew but when he was done there would be a little pile of onions, a little pile of peas, a little pile of carrots, etc. But not a single smear or drip of the gravy and no pile touched another.
I opened a can of pineapple chunks this morning and our 6 cats did a version of this scene. Then 5 of them got offended when I let them sniff the can and the goofy manx-mix wanted some.