Breathless and panting, she slammed the front door behind her and rested her back against it. Her big brown eyes looked like they were going to pop out of her head.
“Oh my God! There’s an owl on your neighbor’s roof. I waited in my car forever and it wouldn’t leave. I was so scared it was going to get me so I finally just ran for it.”
“Really?” I looked out the side window while Lady E (Oldest’s girlfriend) pointed out the owl.
“Wow, I can’t believe it’s sitting there in the daylight. The people down the street just had a bunch of trees cut down. I wonder if it lost its home.”
“I don’t know, but he’s scary looking.”
“I’m going out to get a picture of him. Watch and if he swoops down at me call for help.”
I go outside, armed with my camera and slowly inch my way to the edge of my yard. It doesn’t move, so I venture into the cul de sac. I’m afraid to get any closer so I zoom in on it. The owl doesn’t appear to be moving much, if at all. Still, I take a few shots and run back inside.
Lady E and I continue to talk about how crazy it is to see such a huge owl in the neighborhood. Oldest comes downstairs laughing his head off. “You guys are a couple of blind idiots!”
“What?” we exclaim in unison.
“Can’t you tell it’s fake?”
“No, it’s not,” we both protest. I even swear I saw it move.
“Mom, don’t you remember they put it up a few months ago?” Then I sort of remember us laughing about it and wondering why anyone would put an owl on their roof. I shake it off and proclaim it to be a real owl.
Lady E and I look at my pics and we both swear it looks like a real live owl. Now, I must admit we both wear contacts. Finally, I put the pics on my laptop so we can both see what we’re looking at.
Yes, we’re a couple blind idiots…see for yourself!