She is so patient.

This is a cat who can break in windows and even doors if she wants in the house and no one lets her in. She’s one of the smartest cats I’ve ever seen. If Spice used her powers for good, she could probably cure cancer.

She sits beneath this tree for hours. Other times she perches here, in a cleft in the trunk.


Absolutely still.

And patient, despite the fact that it is mostly a frustrating waste of her time and her rocket scientist-level mind.

Unfortunately, sometimes she accomplishes her goal and nabs a bird. That she can nab hummingbirds in mid-flight is a miracle. Bigger miracle–we saved this one.

Spice had this hummingbird in her mouth briefly and we got it away from her before she bit into it. Hopefully, it was okay. We let it go and it flew away.

Spice? She went right back to the tree.


  1. Susan says:

    I know where you are coming from, I have two that like to hunt birds. Shadow likes to bring them into the house and set them free to fly around. Callie prefers to end the chase as soon as possible, so we have to be quick with her! :catmeow:

  2. Jill says:

    Ashes regularly brings us home “presents” and she can’t figure out why they make me so sad!

  3. Ellen says:

    Clearly Spice has super powers. :purr: I’m glad you freed the hummingbird despite your cat’s awesome catch.

  4. Tori Lennox says:

    Wow! Spice must be REALLY fast! I didn’t think it was possible to catch a hummingbird! :flying:

  5. Karen E says:

    Aw love your kitty. I have a cat who can let himself into the house too! He’s crazy. And yes it makes me sad when they bring home “presents” too. :catmeow:

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    What a cute little hummingbird. I’m glad you were able to rescue him.


  7. Brandy says:

    The cat is gorgeous and so was the beautiful hummingbird. I’m so glad y’all were able to rescue it.

  8. Dru says:

    I’m glad you were able to rescue it. Spice seems determined.

  9. catslady says:

    Wow and glad you saved it (maybe the feeder needs to be moved lol but she’s probably smart enough to just move with it). :cattail:

  10. Danica/Dream says:

    That is one talented cat! And a very lucky bird!