Just Make A Decision
Out For A Walk
- this morning - near the sea. There are some old Victorian houses with large gardens in the area and one of them had a number of trees taken down recently, so it had a large patch of open space, though there were a number of patches of low shrubbery too.
As we passed the garden, we could see a large male pheasant strutting round the grass. (This is a game bird.)
Partially hidden behind a clump of grass and other vegetation, a young black cat was stalking the pheasant. The bird didn't seem to be aware of the cat, which was a little distance away. But it had quite a large expanse of open grass between it and the cat.
The Other Pheasant
Then another (female) pheasant landed in the garden on the other side of the cat. It was now confused. It didn't know which bird to stalk. The female pheasant was nearer but up a bit of a hill, so the cat turned to stalk it but it had not settled and promptly moved away. When the cat turned back to the male pheasant, it too had gone, so it lost both. The cat was young, no doubt it will learn - focus on one objective at a time.
The dog that chases two rabbits catches none.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/common-pheasant-pheasant-3300077/