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Birds vs Humans

It’s only on weekends that I get to stay home and observe the surroundings. While enjoying the gentle breeze on a Sunday morning, I noticed two black birds with fan like tails playing in our backyard. These birds, surprisingly, are very playful and I enjoyed just standing there watching them for a good 15 minutes.

Later, I spotted a cat walking across the fence. The birds swooped down on the cat’s back as if inviting it to give them a piggyback ride and I was surprised when the cat didn’t react violently. It just turned its head to look at the tiny creatures on its back and continued its morning stroll.

Not long after that, I felt a kiss on my hand from our dog Goliath. He was in a great mood for play but I wasn’t since these birds have already locked my attention on them. Liath stayed patiently by my side. Suddenly the two birds, who probably got tired of pestering the cat, flew to his direction and started flapping their wings on his face. It was a really funny scene, something which I normally see in Looney Tunes only.

Goliath addressed them with a bark and then started to jump high. See, liath’s mom is a poodle thus explaining his light physical weight. The birds would repeatedly fly high to perch on the santol tree then swoop down and flap their wings on Liath’s face.

How beautiful the relationship these animals share and a shame that people can never relish the same. As I recall that backyard scene, I realized it’s unfair to use the expression ‘bird brain’ in connoting someone who lacks logic. Shouldn’t it be ‘human brain’ as in “Can you get rid of your human brain and put some sense into your life?”