The other day, we were at the Costco cash register, hauling up a large bag of bird seed onto the counter. The lady in front of us turned around and said we must be bird lovers. I answered: "cat lovers". She looked at me with a puzzled look but didn't bite.
We actually do like birds and have a wide variety stopping by for regular feedings. But the main reason we buy bird seed is to provide our cats with hours of endless entertainment at any of the 5 windows on our main floor that offer a view of the yard. Spike is at the front window and has just spied a bird outside. His paw is up to catch the bird's attention. I'm sure he is constantly puzzled why he can't just reach through the window and get his paw on any of the feather interlopers. He really gets excited when the birds come right up to the window - and I'm sure if he could, he would be very pleased to play with a new "toy".