I was 8 months pregnant with Clare and sound asleep one night. Suddenly, my husband, who’d been out taking a walk in the neighborhood rushed into the bedroom and woke me up to tell me an owl was perched on a neighbor’s fence.
I got up, got semi-dressed and waddled up the street and down the neighbor’s driveway only to see it was a fake owl.
It took a while to convince Dean, but when he could almost touch it, he believed me.
I was not kind about it — although I should have been. After all — he thought he had something special to show me.
Not much later, we did see a Great Eared Owl in a tree in a yard behind our house. So, it could have been the real thing. But it wasn’t.