Guess what!! Big bird lives here. No, not that one, he lives at Sesame Street.
We have a pair of barred owls that live in the trees here. One of them hangs out in the tree in our yard and the other one lives in the woods behind the yard.
These guys are big and scary. Mom and Bentley met one once. Bentley was old and had to out during the night, so one night he and Mom went out the front door and there was Mr Owl sitting in the street right in front of our house. Mom said he was really big and he swiveled his head around and looked at her, then he lifted off and flew away.
A lot of nights when we go outside for our last call, the owls are hooting to each other. Sometimes Mom answers them but a couple times when she's done that, one of them flies towards us making really scary noises. Then we all run for the house, even Mom.
One night we went outside and it was quiet so we all started into the grass to pee. Mom was standing under the oak tree by the house. All of a sudden Mr Owl, who was sitting in the tree above Mom, let out a really loud hoot. Mom jumped and we all raced for the door.
We've had some mousies around lately. Dad trapped two in the garage and Sydney caught one in the yard on Saturday. We think the owls are hunting for mousies at night. See, he dropped some of his feathers. Mom said we 're going to collect them and build our own owl.
Just to show you how big these feathers are, here they are next to one of Calder's feathers. Yikes!!! Yeah, it's true, we're all a little afraid of those big birds, even Mom.
Your pal, Fudge