Thursday, March 06, 2014
My mother who will be 80 next month, feeds pigeons on our patio. She buys bird food and seemingly to reduce expense has moved to cooking white rice for them. Feeding time is like the pigeons at Trafalgar Square. The pigeons fly away when there is movement other than them. It is so annoying to me but I just mutter under my breath no confrontation with her. I went online and was looking for ways to surreptitiously get rid of them, poison secretly sprinkled in their food, a scarecrow, or poison put on the rooftop. My mom has poodles and I don't want them to get the poison. They will chase the pigeons so she keeps the poodles indoors during the morning feed session.
A couple month ago I notice animal bowls in the front lawn of the house. A couple more observation days and there's a young cat being fed by Mom. The cat must be a stray she's started to feed. I noticed we did not see many rats around. The cat inhabits the front yard, the pigeons have the side yard (patio) in the morning and the dogs the patio (after morning feed) and rest of the premises all day - the dogs don't go on the front yard because we don't have a gate to keep them from entering the road. Well, Ms. Kitty decided to expand her territory upwards. The dogs would attack Ms. Kitty if she comes on their terrain. So she goes on the roof. I no longer need to find poison for the pigeons. The natural predator -Ms. Kitty - chases them away. So they can't perch on the roof waiting for breakfast - cos Ms. Kitty stalks them.
Life takes care of itself. No fuss with my Mom necessary. There is a God and he answers prayers.
In keeping with my tribute to Ms. Kitty my affirmations are: