Birds are amazing creatures. They have the ability to fly under their own power, something we humans have dreamed about for thousands of years. However, with every ability, there is a downfall, and the bird is no exception. The bird had no concept of glass. To the average bird, that window or sliding glass door to the patio is not a barrier to the house. However, as many of us are a witness to, those birds who found out the hard way are given a wake up call that some do not wake up from. THUD!!! Oops, Polly found the door.
He shook it off and went about his cat duties (read: sleeping) and I went back to watching TV. A little while later, Shadow crept up on to the couch gave his pre-jump butt-wiggle and soared the foot and a half to the top of the coffee table. The next thing that happened was probably the funniest thing I have ever seen an animal do. Oh, I curse myself for not keeping the video camera out… His eyes told him there was nothing under his feet, but his paws kept hitting something solid… He must have thought, “If I keep my feet moving, they will keep me from falling.”
He was running in place.