Now that the weather has become cooler the bees that frequent our plants have become rather dopey and slow to react.
It has now become Charlie's favourite pastime to catch these bees and taunt them before attempting to EAT them! Of course not only is this a silly thing to do, it is a dangerous thing to do. Bee stings to the mouth or throat in cat can prove to be fatal. The only trouble is somewhere along the line Charlie failed to get the memo.
Just yesterday I had to throw a small jug of water over Charlie before he would stop in his attempts to devour a sleepy bee! However this hasn't put him off his pursuit of the small and fuzzy. He has even on occasion brought them into the house so he can munch undisturbed by Lola. Is he at all concerned about the stress and worry he is causing? No....
Charlie here. In my defence I would just like to say that I am not taunting these bees. I am simply taking my job as protector of our house very seriously and anything the flies, scuttles, slithers or crawls will be dealt with in the more severe manner, including bees. It has nothing to do with the fact that they tickle my nose, or the fact they taste fuzzy and are nice and crunchy. That is all.
Charlie O'Marley x