it finally got so pathetic. the cats were always staring at the t.v., waiting for the birds to come back. after tatty sat through two hours of Magnum PI i realized i needed to put the bird video back in. then it was like this all night:
every half hour, i'd come back out and rewind the tape and they'd watch it again. and again. and again. and again. finally, at midnight, i turned it off and went to bed.
note mr. hugs getting ready to swipe at a foot long blue jay.