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awatkins
08-09-2006, 07:43 PM
There are some interesting comments in the Why do cats have such a bad reputation? (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37707) thread. What other animal (pets or otherwise) myths have you heard? I'll start with this one:

Since childhood, I've heard that if a wild bird gets into your house, someone will die soon. I don't believe this, but I know some older people who are convinced it's true. Has anyone else heard this one? Or is it a regional (southern) thing?

oarsman
08-09-2006, 08:22 PM
I've heard of that one, Anne.

I know of another bird myth: If you throw rice at weddings, birds will eat the rice, it will expand in their stomach and cause them to explode. This is false.

When I got married, we chose to be pelted with birdseed. We weren't sure if white rice would be good for birds to eat. Some over aggressive wedding attendees also poured birdseed down my tuxedo pants. I'm sure the birds watched every step I took.:D

awatkins
08-09-2006, 09:46 PM
Hee hee. Little feathered stalkers. :D

alleycat
08-09-2006, 09:52 PM
I'll contribute a bird myth . . .

If a young bird (such as a nestling) is touched by a human, the parents will smell the human odor and abandon the birdy. Birds don't smell all that well from what I know.

They do however smell delicious when they're roasting . . .

MidnightMuse
08-09-2006, 11:32 PM
I've heard the bird - dying myth many times, but it usually involved an owl. I think Native American's have a myth about how, if you see an owl, you're going to die.

alleycat
08-09-2006, 11:34 PM
I've heard the bird - dying myth many times, but it usually involved an owl. I think Native American's have a myth about how, if you see an owl, you're going to die.
An owl in the daytime . . .

(I am not a geek!)

TeddyG
08-10-2006, 12:01 AM
Well I was gonna wait for the Parrot to tell us about her shower...but sigh...alas we must do without that report...
There are quite a few myths about legendary animals...so for my first post I will share one that most know which is the Phoenix

Talmudic and Biblical Legend call this Legendary bird the "Hol" and there is a great deal surrounding its origin. (Also in the Apocrypha in the Book of Enoch (Sefer Hanoch in Hebrew) it is mentioned.

In Biblical Legend (Midrash and Talmud) the Phoenix is a bird that was the ONLY creation to NOT partake of the forbidden fruit in the Garden In Eden. When Eve fell for the snake's lines and ate the fruit and then Adam also partook of the fruit, (which is not an apple in the legends) the rest of the story is told in the Legends. Eve, was the "mother of all that lived" and in legend it is told that she knew the language of all the animals. (Something that appears again for King Solomon as well.) The animals dearly loved Eve, and when they realized what their "mother" had done, they all gathered around, and with great sorrow, ate from the fruit in their love to be with Eve. However, one Bird, the Phoenix, refused to partake of the fruit, as its love for the law of God was greater than the love it had for Eve. It is strange as in all the Talmudic and Midrashic legends, the Phoenix is always depicted as NOT having a partner.

Anyway, as a reward for its loyalty to the word of God it recieves a strange reward (and I will let you ponder over this - remember the Phoenix was torn between its loyalty and love for Eve and its obediance to God's word - a fascinating dillema which continues until this very day.)

The Phoenix is the only animal upon the face of the Earth that knows the way back to the Garden in Eden. The legend says that every 2000 years it returns to the Garden and builds a nest. Then in a final act it breathes fire upon itself and in a conflaguration of flames, dies, and when the flames cease, a new egg is in the nest from which the Phoneix rises forth to travel upon the Winds of the Earth to wherever its wings may take it.

Indeed, it is said in some of the legends that the clothes of Adam and Eve, made for them by God (Genesis), had embedded within them, woven among the threads a picture of the multi-colored bird.

It is said that whomever lays eyes on the Phoenix is blessed with good luck till the end of their days.

(My second children's book "Of Rabbits Wool & Camels Hair" is built around this legend, and my WIP in fantasy - The Chronicles of the Children of Heaven contains it as well.)

(Back with more myths and legendary animals later - but they are not really myths or legends....they do exist!)

MidnightMuse
08-10-2006, 12:01 AM
So the myth is an Owl in the day time means you're going to die.

And a geek after noonish, fish will be fried? Wait, this isn't the limerick thread . . .

oarsman
08-10-2006, 03:48 PM
So the myth is an Owl in the day time means you're going to die.
And a geek after noonish, fish will be fried? Wait, this isn't the limerick thread . . .

Speaking of owls....Owls are always associated with wisdom, but i know research has found that birds in the crow and parrot family are the smartest birds. MM, are we supposed to write in limericks here? Ok. (with apologies to owls and limerick poets)

There once was an owl named Moe
Who wasn't much in the know
He wasn't as wise
as birds smaller in size
Like the wise old parrot and crow

DeborahM
08-10-2006, 10:30 PM
I'll contribute a bird myth . . .

If a young bird (such as a nestling) is touched by a human, the parents will smell the human odor and abandon the birdy. Birds don't smell all that well from what I know.

They do however smell delicious when they're roasting . . .

You'll enjoy this story:

One late afternoon, I came into the house to find a dark lump on the carpet. I stepped over it and turned on the light to find...3 baby mockingbirds.

One of my mom's cats, had brought them in the house and deposted them on the carpet. They were alive!

I got my mom, showed her, and we gathered them up and went to look for a mama and nest. A few minutes later, we found a squawking mama and looked into the tree she had landed in. I got the kitchen steps and sure enough, there was one baby in there.

I looked down and right next to mom's foot was another baby. I told her do not move , picked up the baby and put it in also.

Everytime, we came out of the house, if the mama mockingbird was sqwaking, we'd look for a baby and put it back in the nest.

Never once did the mama bird attack us. A few weeks later the babies were gone, I guess by mama to another nest.

jdkiggins
08-11-2006, 08:30 AM
Since childhood, I've heard that if a wild bird gets into your house, someone will die soon. I don't believe this, but I know some older people who are convinced it's true. Has anyone else heard this one? Or is it a regional (southern) thing?
Hi Anne!
Nope, it's not a southern thing. I've heard this myth or "old wives tale" too. I do know someone who believes this and a bird did get into their house and someone in the family did die shortly after.

True? Myth? Coincidence? :Shrug:

jdkiggins
08-11-2006, 08:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidnightMuse
I've heard the bird - dying myth many times, but it usually involved an owl. I think Native American's have a myth about how, if you see an owl, you're going to die.


An owl in the daytime . . .

(I am not a geek!)
__________________

The NA belief actually is: if you hear an owl call your name, death will follow soon.

alleycat
08-11-2006, 12:23 PM
The NA belief actually is: if you hear an owl call your name, death will follow soon.
No wonder Dr. Who had so much trouble . . .

The old country myth was an owl in the daytime. I can't remember whether it was death or just bad luck that was to follow.

alleycat
08-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Hi Anne!
Nope, it's not a souther thing. I've heard this myth or "old wives tale" too. I do know someone who believes this and a bird did get into their house and someone in the family did die shortly after.

True? Myth? Coincidence? :Shrug:
If it was true I wouldn't be here. Ever year at my parent's house we would have swallows ("chimney sweeps") that would nest is the chimney and drop down into the house, and in wintertime Carolina wrens would get into the basement and then take a house tour. Every year we'd have to save a wren or two. In the summertime the wrens would nest in my mom's hanging baskets on the porch.

MidnightMuse
08-11-2006, 07:46 PM
The NA belief actually is: if you hear an owl call your name, death will follow soon.

Ahh, that's it! Yes, thank you :) And here I remember writing a paper on I Heard The Owl Call My Name back in college, too. :Shrug:

Fern
08-11-2006, 10:30 PM
The NA belief actually is: if you hear an owl call your name, death will follow soon.


No wonder Dr. Who had so much trouble . . .

:ROFL:

I remember hearing of a superstition involving a cat caterwauling on the front porch, something to do with after midnight or maybe a rainy
night, someone in the household would die. . .anyone remember hearing anything similar?

jdkiggins
08-12-2006, 05:54 AM
No wonder Dr. Who had so much trouble . . .
LOL, funny you said that, alleycat. I did have a sentence at the end of my post and decided against it and edited it out. I'd written. . . is anyone here named Who?


The old country myth was an owl in the daytime. I can't remember whether it was death or just bad luck that was to follow.
I think the country myth is an owl in the daytime is bad luck.

Good grief! I've had birds in the house, owls in the daytime, maybe it's all bad luck. LOL Without bad luck, I wouldn't have luck at all. ;)

jdkiggins
08-12-2006, 05:58 AM
:ROFL:

I remember hearing of a superstition involving a cat caterwauling on the front porch, something to do with after midnight or maybe a rainy
night, someone in the household would die. . .anyone remember hearing anything similar?
I've heard this one too, Fern. I heard it as caterwauling after midnight.

My mom's cat has done this several times in the past month. Don't get me wrong, I love my mom's cat, but it may be the one in the household to die if it screams at 2 am again and scares me half to death! :ROFL:

awatkins
08-12-2006, 07:50 PM
Joanne! :roll: Did the cat get into the bird's nest in your porch chair? And did you ever find out what kind of bird made the nest?

It's so great to see you! Thanks for posting, my friend. :Hug2:

jdkiggins
08-13-2006, 06:20 AM
No, Anne. I never did find out what kind of bird built that nest. I think the bird had second thoughts about living in my chair and built her house somewhere else after seeing my mom's cat on the porch. (Maybe the poor bird got scared out of the nest from the cat's screaming too.) :roll:

I did reclaim my chair, but kept the nest and added it to my weird and wonderful and strange collection of outdoor conversation pieces. :D

Silver King
08-15-2006, 12:35 AM
Here's a marine myth worth debunking: Fish breathe only through their gills. The tarpon (a.k.a. silver king) possesses an air bladder, in addition to gills, which allows them to gulp oxygen from our atmosphere. When they break the surface, the bladder functions much the same as a lung, and they can survive in waters so stagnant as to be devoid of oxygen.

This behavior is also a detriment, as it betrays their location and allows anglers to cast into the path of rising fish. Tarpon have no food value, thank goodness, and are usually released unharmed.

Jamesaritchie
08-15-2006, 06:28 PM
So the myth is an Owl in the day time means you're going to die.

And a geek after noonish, fish will be fried? Wait, this isn't the limerick thread . . .

Around here, it isn't seeing an owl in the daytime. . .that's easy to do. . .it's hearing an owl hoot in the middle of the day that means someone is going to die.

We also have a different take on the bird. If a bird flies into a closed window and dies, then someone in teh house is also going to doe.

alleycat
08-15-2006, 06:37 PM
Wiki lists a number of myths about owls (including seeing one in the daytime): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl

MidnightMuse
08-15-2006, 07:13 PM
We also have a different take on the bird. If a bird flies into a closed window and dies, then someone in teh house is also going to doe.

Well that's no good ! I get birds flying into my big kitchen windows all the time and dying . . . so far neither my sister nor I have doe'd, but there's always a first time !

:D

alleycat
08-15-2006, 07:50 PM
Well that's no good ! I get birds flying into my big kitchen windows all the time and dying . . . so far neither my sister nor I have doe'd, but there's always a first time !


Just don't let a bat fly into your hair. You'll go mad.

Well, if toads had hair . . .

jdkiggins
08-15-2006, 09:16 PM
:roll: OMG I have to quit reading this thread! I nearly chocked on my tea.


Just don't let a bat fly into your hair. You'll go mad. So that's what happened to me!


Well, if toads had hair . . .
Hair or not, don't you get warts from them? That's a myth, isn't it? rofl

MidnightMuse
08-15-2006, 09:19 PM
I ain't a'feared of no bats! Silly kitty.

ETA: No warts, just bad JuJu :D

alleycat
08-15-2006, 09:22 PM
It's bad luck to see a flying toad in the daytime . . . a geek comment is sure to follow.

jdkiggins
08-15-2006, 09:31 PM
insert geek here! Quit it, darn it! LOL

Any myths about groundhogs in trees? I have a picture of one. :D

alleycat
08-15-2006, 09:33 PM
Groundhogs in trees? Well, I've had more than one encounter with groundhogs, but I don't believe I ever saw one up a tree.

I saw a moose in a tree once . . . but I'd been drinkin'.

Nancy
08-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Flying toads? I'm thinking you all have been into some wacky herbs or something??

jdkiggins
08-15-2006, 09:41 PM
Groundhogs in trees? Well, I've had more than one encounter with groundhogs, but I don't believe I ever saw one up a tree.

I saw a moose in a tree once . . . but I'd been drinkin'.
Seriously, Alleycat. Check out my blog. I took a picture of one just outside my window and he's crawling on a tree branch.

Haha, Nancy. I think it is the animals that may have been into something wacky. lol

MidnightMuse
08-15-2006, 09:44 PM
How's about a grey squirrel chewin' on a steak bone? This guy shows up on my front porch now and then, brings his steak bone, and gnaws away !

Totally freaks me out. One of these days I expect to look out the window and see him wearin' a gun belt, sporting a tattoo and riding a little squirrel-sized Harley.

Robert Toy
08-15-2006, 09:44 PM
Flying toads? I'm thinking you all have been into some wacky herbs or something??
It keeps them from bumping their butts on the ground so often.

alleycat
08-15-2006, 09:47 PM
Well, you learn something new every day here . . .

Here's another photo of a groundhog in a tree: http://www.hoghaven.com/

I've seen many groundhogs in corn fields . . . with me whacking them with a tobacco stick.

DeborahM
08-15-2006, 10:11 PM
Seriously, Alleycat. Check out my blog. I took a picture of one just outside my window and he's crawling on a tree branch.

Haha, Nancy. I think it is the animals that may have been into something wacky. lol

I checked out your blog, you have some great photos there in that Wild Kingdom of yours. My family has a ranch and when I worked for them, I was lucky to take some great photos.

The funniest thing I did see was a country mouse run out from the blackberry bushes, under a wire fence and sit up, begging for a piece of bread as we drove by in the golf cart heading for the lake to feed the fish, which the blue heron fed on.

Silver King
08-20-2006, 06:27 PM
Myth: A cat can steal a baby's breath.

According to this morning's edition of Parade Magazine, it's just an old wives' tale that goes back centuries. And you know how everything published in that pub is absolutely true and factual. So brighten up, cat lovers; another myth about felines debunked and slam-dunked!

oarsman
08-21-2006, 05:47 AM
I've always heard the myth that bats get tangled in your hair (usually they land in ladies hair in old movies). It is a myth.

Bats use echolocation to navigate at night and I can't think of a good reason a bat would want to endanger itself by landing in someone's hair. I read an article recently that stated the myth might have formed from bats diving toward people to eat the mosquitoes that people attract, but I don't know about that. From what I understand, bats would rather eat large insects such as moths and beetles than mosquitoes, so it seems unlikely a bat would land in someone's hair just to get a skinny mosquito.

alleycat
08-21-2006, 09:35 PM
If you get a groundhog in your hair you will have six weeks of bad luck . . . plus all your corn will suddenly start disappearing.

MidnightMuse
08-21-2006, 10:35 PM
What happens if a bat gets tangled in a groundhog's hair?

alleycat
08-21-2006, 10:45 PM
What happens if a bat gets tangled in a groundhog's hair?
Don't be silly.

oarsman
08-22-2006, 03:23 AM
If a groundhog gets in your hair and sees his shadow, you'll have 6 weeks of bad hair days.

DeborahM
08-22-2006, 03:52 AM
The question would now be...does that make him bathog?

TheIT
08-22-2006, 04:01 AM
The question would now be...does that make him bathog?

I'm suddenly getting visions of the groundhog/bathog signal shining in the clouds over Gotham City (or is that Punxsutawney, PA?)

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 04:16 AM
I'm suddenly getting visions of the groundhog/bathog signal shining in the clouds over Gotham City (or is that Punxsutawney, PA?)

:ROFL:
If Bathog is a superhero, who's his "robin"?

alleycat
08-22-2006, 04:17 AM
:ROFL:
If Bathog is a superhero, who's his "robin"?
A flying toad.

TheIT
08-22-2006, 04:23 AM
:ROFL:
If Bathog is a superhero, who's his "robin"?

Why, his Shadow, of course. :D

MidnightMuse, I have to ask. Is your avatar picture supposed to be one of the frogs from Tuesday?

DeborahM
08-22-2006, 05:50 AM
MM is his robin and Shadow Ferret is his shadow...

GHF65
08-22-2006, 04:57 PM
I just wandered into this thread, and it is my professional opinion that you are all out of your minds.

Thank GOD! Statistically, that makes me the sane one.

Bats in the hair . . . I've had it happen. They're not as bright as they look. At sundown, if you sit in the folding chair in front of my barn and drink a Mike's Hard Lemonade, bats will swoop down and one will invariably touch your head. I'm reasonably sure they're attracted by the flies circling your face as you drool your Mike's, but that's just a guess. They only get tangled in Big Hair. Regular hair doesn't seem to do the trick.

How about the toads/warts thing? I've handled dozens of toads over the years with nary a wart to be seen. Never licked any, but they're pretty cool to play with. If you poke them in the belly, they clap.

Or maybe that's babies.

How about the myth that says "If you see a brown horse on your porch at dawn, the pasture fence is down"?

Wait! That's not a myth. Damn horses!

[*SM exits stage left, hammer and rope in hand . . .*]

TeddyG
08-22-2006, 05:05 PM
I just wandered into this thread, and it is my professional opinion that you are all out of your minds.

You wandered into a thread started by the kinky parrot, and where Joanne decided to drive everyone bonkers.
So you are surprised to find everyone out of their minds??????????

GHF65
08-22-2006, 05:07 PM
You wandered into a thread started by the kinky parrot, and where Joanne decided to drive everyone bonkers.
So you are surprised to find everyone out of their minds??????????

Point well taken!

oarsman
08-22-2006, 06:45 PM
Bats in the hair . . . I've had it happen. They're not as bright as they look. At sundown, if you sit in the folding chair in front of my barn and drink a Mike's Hard Lemonade, bats will swoop down and one will invariably touch your head. I'm reasonably sure they're attracted by the flies circling your face as you drool your Mike's, but that's just a guess. They only get tangled in Big Hair. Regular hair doesn't seem to do the trick.

Wow...a confirmed case of bat in the hair! Maybe your bat was as blind as a bat--actually bats are not blind, but I also thought they stayed away from hair.



How about the toads/warts thing? I've handled dozens of toads over the years with nary a wart to be seen. Never licked any, but they're pretty cool to play with. If you poke them in the belly, they clap.

Or maybe that's babies.

The wart thing is a myth. Warts are caused by viruses, not toads. By the way, don't blame me if you get a wart after touching a toad with a virus.

I think it would be fun to poke a toad in the belly.



How about the myth that says "If you see a brown horse on your porch at dawn, the pasture fence is down"?

Wait! That's not a myth. Damn horses!

[*SM exits stage left, hammer and rope in hand . . .*]

:ROFL:

alleycat
08-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Here's an old pilot's myth: cows stand with their head downwind (apparently so as not to get their hair mussed). So, if you have to make an emergency landing, first look around for some cows, see which way they're standing, and then you know which direction to crash your plane.

And no, I did not just make that up. Even though it sounds like something I would make up.

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 06:57 PM
First, that sounds like something a geek would know :D

But second - - wouldn't it be a problem getting low enough to A) See the cows and B) figure out which way they're standing? I'm thinking by then, the question of which direction to land is moot !
:D

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 06:58 PM
Why, his Shadow, of course. :D

MidnightMuse, I have to ask. Is your avatar picture supposed to be one of the frogs from Tuesday?

What's Tuesday? I just had a friend snap a photo of me, once I realized we could do personal photos here :D

alleycat
08-22-2006, 07:12 PM
But second - - wouldn't it be a problem getting low enough to A) See the cows and B) figure out which way they're standing? I'm thinking by then, the question of which direction to land is moot !

Well, not really. You can see a herd of cattle from way up. The trouble is cows are such pranksters they'll stand in the wrong direction just for a joke.

And that's not a geek thing! I used to fly.

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 07:17 PM
HA! I can see a bunch of cows listening for a plane in trouble, then rushing around the field, positioning themselves upwind then laughing till milk comes out their noses at the silly pilot who just crash in the irrigation pond :D

alleycat
08-22-2006, 08:28 PM
HA! I can see a bunch of cows listening for a plane in trouble, then rushing around the field, positioning themselves upwind then laughing till milk comes out their noses at the silly pilot who just crash in the irrigation pond :D
Well, I'm not taking any chances. Next time I have a plane go down I'm heading straight for a cow. If nothing else, someone will be having steak for dinner.

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 09:02 PM
I'll bring the A-1 :D

TheIT
08-22-2006, 09:45 PM
What's Tuesday? I just had a friend snap a photo of me, once I realized we could do personal photos here :D

Tuesday by David Wiesner is one of the best children's picture books EVER (IMHO :D ). It's about what happens one Tuesday night when all the lily pads in the local pond start floating and all the frogs decide to explore the town. Beautiful watercolor paintings, and one of the frogs is almost your exact image (minus the goggles).

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 09:46 PM
Kewl ! :D

alleycat
08-22-2006, 09:53 PM
And then they cut the frogs' legs off and eat them. And everyone lives happily ever after. Except for the frogs . . .

MidnightMuse
08-22-2006, 11:29 PM
Just keep those paws up and hand over the cash.

awatkins
08-23-2006, 09:26 PM
::Anne tiptoes into the thread, reads the posts, and then makes a mad dash for the exit before anyone sees her::

TheIT
08-23-2006, 09:28 PM
Quick, grab the parrot! She's getting away! :D

alleycat
08-23-2006, 09:30 PM
Parrot! It's the other white meat!

TheIT
08-23-2006, 09:30 PM
Parrot! It's the other white meat!

I thought that was Poodle?

MidnightMuse
08-23-2006, 09:30 PM
:ROFL:

Poodle, Pork, Parrot, 'sall the same!

awatkins
08-23-2006, 09:46 PM
Eww. Remind me never to eat a home-cooked meal with any of you. :eek:

And must I remind everyone yet again that old parrots are too tough to eat anyway? Too tough and stringy. And gamey. Um, not that I would know or anything. I just heard that somewhere. Yeah, that's it.

alleycat
08-23-2006, 09:49 PM
Eh, you would be the home-cooked meal for us . . .

awatkins
08-23-2006, 09:53 PM
Ha HA! You'd have to catch me first. And last time I checked, cats can't fly!

Or can they? Knowing this bunch....

alleycat
08-23-2006, 09:55 PM
The question is . . . can that old parrot fly??

TheIT
08-23-2006, 09:57 PM
Don't worry, I haven't quite figured out what polymer clay cats eat. Though perhaps I should mention I also make polymer clay cats with wings....

alleycat
12-21-2006, 04:41 AM
Just wondering why this wonderful old parrot and frog leg thread died . . . ?

MidnightMuse
12-21-2006, 05:11 AM
We all got filled up on Yak ?

TheIT
12-21-2006, 05:19 AM
All right, so which one of the cats is spitting out parrot feathers? Huh? Anyone? Bueller?

:D

alleycat
12-21-2006, 05:23 AM
I only refound this thread because I found a rep point comment from Muse calling me "fuzz butt".

awatkins
12-21-2006, 07:16 PM
We were busy practising our battle formations and forgot to check in. You should see Rio--he can turn on a dime! Pancho is a bit slower but he's heavier so he packs more of a punch. :D

And those weren't real parrot feathers being spit out--those are fake feathers we use to make it look like we took a hit. Pffft.

Squawky holidays, everyone! :Hug2:

MidnightMuse
12-21-2006, 07:28 PM
All they'd have to do is flip that hammock, and they'd have themselves a victory!

:D

awatkins
12-21-2006, 07:30 PM
:roll:

alleycat
12-21-2006, 07:32 PM
Maybe I shouldn't have bumped this thread up again . . .

Still, I'm glad to hear Pancho has gained some weight. I'm hungry.

oarsman
12-21-2006, 07:59 PM
__http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Mptv/1075/th-3302-0008.jpg__

http://www.signswithanattitude.com/images_signs/embossed_signs/beware_of_attack_parrot.jpg

alleycat
12-21-2006, 08:11 PM
Must be a dead one . . .

awatkins
12-23-2006, 02:06 AM
I feel I should warn you, ac. Pancho's been working out! ;)

(And if he can't outfly you, he'll screech you to death. *oh, my aching eardrums*)

LOL @ oarsman. Rio and Panch both envision themselves as Attack Parrots. Heh. :D

TheIT
12-23-2006, 12:03 PM
So when is Sven the Viking going to show up with the Battle Birds?

:D

alleycat
12-23-2006, 03:01 PM
If you all are going to bring out the attack parrots . . . then I have to invite my cousin to join the battle. Ahoy mateys, the dreaded pirate cat, Black Whiskers.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

TheIT
12-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Pirates are cool, but if we're going to escalate, how about dragons? Check out Auction #23:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49909

:D

alleycat
12-24-2006, 12:19 AM
Don't make me call for the flying monkeys.