10. All you need to know about bugs and windshields
Tigger and I were on the way to Altamont to check our mail. That's right, our mail, Tigger has gotten a letter of his own. As we drove along there was a 'smack' as a large bee splatted on the windshield right in front of Tigger as he lay on his perch.
"That thing that flew into the glass thingy."
"You mean 'windshield'?"
"Whatever... did you see it. It was really flying fast!" he said.
"Actually it wasn't flying very fast at all. It just seemed like it was because we are going almost 55 MPH. Even if it wasn't moving at all it would seem like it was flying at 55 MPH."
"Sure made a mess on the wind... thingy."
We continued in silence, each lost in our own thoughts. He watched for more bugs and obviously seemed to be trying to.
Tigger groomed himself and roamed around on his perch but kept an eye on the windshield in case there was another bug splat. Sure enough, there was another one right in front of him.
"Hey! There goes another of those fisiky things!" he exclaimed.
"I sure did. I still say it looks like the bug was flying real fast. Wish I could run that fast."
"You can run plenty fast you know. You are getting very strong and fast. I would hate to have you hunting me. I bet you could do a number on a mouse or bird."
"The way you play ball with me you have already shown me. You are really good at catching the ball even when it is in the air."
All this talk about how fast and strong he is had him admiring his reflection in the window. He reached out with a paw and patted the glass. He sat extra straight and ran a paw through his whiskers. I couldn't help admiring him. He is such a good looking cat... and he knows it.
"I think it would be so much more fun to chase and catch something to eat, don't you?"
"Well now how can I help you with that little problem... hey... I know how I could make your eating more exciting. I could throw you food for you to chase..."