This is Tiktok. In 2019 he overwintered at my house. We had snow and it got very cold at night and I worried. But every morning, he’d appear near the feeder when it got light. Then he would throw a mild conniption at me when I went outside with a hot towel to try to thaw the feeder. “Hurry up, hurry up, I am hungry!” He certainly figured out that I was the person who dealt with the feeder. He would buzz me if the feeder was empty, too. He makes a ticking sound, so that’s where the name is from. One of those old things called clocks, with hands, that ticked.
Right now I have two feeders up. I am seeing a female Anna’s hummingbird in the front, chasing others away, and a male at the kitchen feeder. It may be Tiktok still! I have named the female Emerald. I have seen them together in the top of the plum tree, but this is after Emerald chased Tiktok away from her feeder. It’s a bit unclear if they are friends or not.
Meanwhile, Elwha has the opposite of a conniption.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: conniption.
Elwha is the Zen Master. 🙏
Have your cats discovered cat TV on Youtube yet? Xenia will watch it for about half an hour or so if I let her. Sometimes I feel like – ” whose computer is this anyway?”
Well. I haven’t had a working tv since um, let’s see. About 2011.
So have you seen Tiktok since then? Hope he isn’t the cause of Elwha’s contentment.
Cats only go out in cat cage or harness and leash. I am on a fast road plus birds.
Elewha is appreciative of the finer things in life, besides you can’t sit in the window at night to watch the birds.
Yeah, those darn birds. We call the feeders “cat tv”.