Cat Thinks It’s a Chick

I’m not sure what I want to become when I grow up.

Yeah I know time is running out, with me being 17 and all, but once you give up on your dream there’s not much left.

So here’s a partial list of what I’d like to become:

1) Firehouse dog

2) A father
3) First dog to catch the Chuck Wagon
4) Head of household on the family’s tax return

To some my goalsĀ  may seem unachievable but as I like to think, if you aren’t stretching, you’re shrinking.

Yet to others my goals appear modest. To those folks I challenge you to compare them to a cat living his ‘dream’ in Australia. The NT News has her story.

FOUR legs, two pointy ears, whiskers on his face – Bustopher might look like one, but he is far from being an ordinary cat.

The four-year-old feline thinks he’s a chook.

When Naomi Oliver’s chickens laid their eggs and didn’t show much interest in the incubation and the upbringing of their offspring, the animal-lover’s feline took over the command in the chook shed – and started incubating the eggs.

“I am not sure if he knows that he is a cat, he doesn’t really behave like one,” Mrs Oliver told the Northern Territory News.

“Bustopher often wanders around in the chook pen, playing with the chooks as if he was one of them, not a predator.”

But it wasn’t until her chooks laid a few eggs in a nest outside their shed that Mrs Oliver discovered her cat’s quirky affection for her poultry.

“I was looking for Bustopher and found him sitting on the eggs, obviously trying to incubate them,” Mrs Oliver said.

“When he was still there after three days I started wondering what was going through his head – but I am sure he thought he was doing a great job.”

Mrs Oliver said her cat only left his nest once or twice a day to grab a feed and have a nap on her bed, before heading back to his hatchlings-to-be.

If you ask me, that’s some serious prep time for a meal. I’ll stick to human treats and watching Iron Chef.


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