Birds. I don’t really have a bird issue. Now squirrels are my phobia. Those things will eat your face off. They’re conspiring against us. Trust me. It’s happening. But we’re here to share about BIRDS!
When I lived in my house out in the burbs of Nashville I lived with 3 large dogs. A St. Bernard (my baby!), a bull mastiff (220 pounds) and a mutt! One nice spring morning, I left the sliding glass door open so the giant dogs could be free to come and go into the yard and I wouldn’t have to leave the bed. Hello…teacher…spring break…sleeping in…not getting up…I heard a ruckus in the living room and stumbled (in my delicates might I add…) to see what was interuppting my spring break siesta. Well, there it was. Flying all over the living room. With the St. Bernard giving chase. Yes people, a bird had flown in the open door and had no clue how to get out! I grabbed the Saint and locked him in the bedroom in an attempt to avoid a bird massacre in my house. Feathers on the micro fiber couch?! No thanks. I came back to the living room…no bird. Where was he?! Did he fly out? Zoom. Bird flies by. Gone. Bird disappears. Zoom bird flaps by. Gone again. Bird flies by. And then it happened. A SECOND BIRD flies by. People, there two bird flying around my house. And a giant Saint Bernard barking because he wants the birds. Alas, the birds vanish. I (still in my delicates) am wandering around the house with a towel thinking they birds will land and I will cover them with the towel and carry them back to their natural habitat. It’s the perfect plan. But the birds are gone. No more. Vanished. I search and search. Nothing. Not even a feather. But I can hear them making their evil bird noises.
I give up. I decide to the only thing I know how. I will turn the Saint Bernard loose and he will sniff out the birds. Yeah, he might eat them, but at leas they’re out of my house. Plan B sounds like a go.
Door opens. St. Bernard darts out. He runs, sniffs and heads to the stove.
Zoom! Flap! Flutter! BARK! Two birds fly out from under the stove and out the door to freedom.
People, the birds were under the stove. And the dog set them free! And me and my delicates were free to return to my bed as all good teachers do on spring break!
See, birds=funny. Squirrels=flesh eating monsters.
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