Sunday, April 27, 2008

Maren vs. Sparrow


Well, I don't really know what kind of bird it was, but here's the story. I kinda wish it had been documented on video. Thursday morning I was getting ready to meet Candice at the mall and we had just opened the back door to leave when this bird flew into the house. I didn't see exactly where it flew to, so I started looking around and heard it fluttering by the front door. So I opened the front door thinking it would just fly out, but instead, it flew right by my face and headed in the opposite direction. By this time I was having visions of this bird pecking my eyes out and every time it moved I would scream at the top of my lungs (Candice can attest to that- I was on the phone with her). Of course Derek and my parents were out of town and after 4 years of living in this house I still don't know any of my neighbors, so I had to deal with it myself (Although Carter was nice enough to offer to drive home from ASU to help me). The bird finally landed on this window ledge above the entertainment center, but it was pretty high up so I got the pool net and tried to scoop the bird into it. After about a 20 minute standoff, the bird decided to hop onto the edge of the net, and I carefully lowered it down and out the door, and it flew away. It was quite eventful, to say the least. I was only an hour late meeting Candice and later that day I saw Clara outside with the pool net trying to catch birds. She's still talking about it.

12 comments:

Scott, Rachael, and Duke said...

I would freak out too. Thanks again for lunch. I won't forget I owe you one.

Allie Cat said...

Mmmm... sounds like a case of the BIRDS.

Aut said...

Ok, I seriously can't stop laughing! That is such a funny story!! I'm glad you won...and that the bird didn't get hurt!

{alisse t} said...

So. Stinkin. Hilarious.

I would have screamed, screamed, and screamed some more until someone came and helped me. Way to be braver than brave with the net. You go girl!

Yep. Still. Laughing.

Lindsay Jones said...

This is a great story, my favorite part is that Clara was trying to catch birds too! Hilarious!

Rob and Courtney Osborne said...

you and candice are wearing the same shirt in both of your blogs....you two must shop together! :)

{alisse t} said...

In regards to your comment, "I hate you. Now I want a job of my own so I can buy myself a nice camera!"...

a) No, I hate YOU & your stinkin' cute family/life! :)

b) You could always come work for DSFCU again! HAHA!

Heather said...

Oh joy. Who knew you weren't an animal lover? Ha ha...

Kelli said...

Oh wow oh wow oh wow. That could be the funniest thing I've ever heard. I can just picture you running around the house with the pool net, trying to capture a wild sparrow. Hahahaha. Oh man, now that's rich.

The Cooks said...

I am tellin' you- it would have made for a funny movie. Kelli- The image you described is right on. And the kids were loving it.

MeL said...

I love that Clara thought that your idea was brilliant, and decided to catch a bird of her own! And I'm pretty sure that I would have been sobbing by the time it was over...so screaming doesn't seem so bad to me!

The Bradshaws said...

That is the funniest story I've ever heard. I can totally picture you chasing this bird around the house with a pool net. I would freak out too.