It was innocent. I didn’t mean to do it. It was unexpected. All I was doing was vacuuming. A bird is a messy creature. He was losing feathers. I was vacuuming them up. I got too close to the bird, or the bird got to close to the vacuum hose. It happened in an instant. The vacuum reacted, but I didn’t. I screamed. I couldn’t think. Where was the power switch? Phew, I found it. PLOP!                 Hu, hu, hu, hu,  panting sounds. Sorry Meco. Relief. Thank God a bird has broad shoulders. 

5 thoughts on “Meco

  1. Poor bird. The kids gave me a funny look when I started laughing. (I know I shouldn’t but I was totally picturing this like a tom and jerry skit). Did this just happen tonight, that you had to write about it?

  2. Oh my gosh! Poor bird! But a really funny story! Makes me think of Kate DiCamillo’s new book, FLORA AND ULYSSES. The book starts with a squirrel getting sucked up in an outdoor vacuum.

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