Definitely a play on words and creatures!
An old expression that can sometimes still be heard describing Nascar drivers or baseball players (like a batter with three balls and no strikes on him).
“The catbird seat” is an American English idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage.
“I get you. If we swing it, we’ll be sitting pretty, ‘In the catbird seat.'”
(from P.G. Wodehouse’s 1958 novel “Cocktail Time”)
12″ x 12″ acrylic on canvas