February 12, 2010
Vertebrate Watching By Bicycle
As part of the blogging my Cat does, at Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat, he posts photos of Cats that I encounter on the street while riding my bike. ;-D
So far all the Cats I've encountered have been in Long Beach, and the variety of situations I see them in is a varied as the breed of Cats.
Most of the Cats are Indoor Cats who also are encouraged by their Humans to hang out outside, but I have seen what I believe were Ferals, as well.
In fact, there is a Colony of Ferals along the cliffs overlooking the beach , in Long Beach, and I've taken pictures of them for a future report.
I thought I'd share a few of my Cat Pics, here, plus a couple I took on the Santa Ana River Bike Trail, in Santa Ana, of a Squirrel, yesterday.
When the Cat on the right saw me it tried to interest its pal in the interloper with the Flashy Box, riding a bicycle...but the other Cat apparently couldn't have cared less. ;-D
I couldn't decide whether this Cat had a Death Wish, or was just too comfy in the sun to move until it was absolutely neccessary. ;-D
This Cat came out of the yard with the intent of strolling down the sidewalk, and around the corner to another house, until I came along causing it to rethink its path...slightly.
It backed up, into the yard, crossed into the next yard, close to the house, until it reached the sidewalk where it was turning, entered the sidewalk, turning its back on me, and walked down the street to its destination without a backward glance. ;-D
From the top of the hill, in this huge yard, it calmly surveyed its surroundings.
You can not ride the length of the Santa Ana River Bike Trail, in Orange County, without encountering Squirrels at almost every stretch.
They live in the trees, and bushes, on the east side of the trail, and frequently dash across the trail, traffic be damned, to explore, and play, among the rocks on the west side of the trail, & even go down into the channel when there is no water there to trouble their pretty little heads. ;-D
With the river raging, full of the water run-off from the recent rains, this little critter came out to take a peek, running across the trail just in front of me. ;-D
I guess my point, with these photos, is that there is more to a bike ride than just how fast you can pedal, and how quickly you can get from Point A to Point B...if you will only keep your eyes peeled on your journey. ;-D
Wanna see more of my photos?
Go here, and explore the archive of stories: Street Seens: Cats Outdoors, Thru the Daddy Cam
Posted by: WG | Oct 20, 2010 10:26:07 PM