Here's the thing.
I'm really starting to worry that the birds are out to get me.
It started last year, when devoted readers might recall I survived a vicious seagull attack while vacationing in Italy.
I'm still mocked for this.
Then, as you may recall, back in April I had an unfortunate run-in with several baby birds (if you haven't read the story, it's about halfway through the post) resulting tears, guilt, and the worst trip ever to Lowe's.
In an attempt at karmic retribution, I slaved over making this for the birds who call my yard home, and modestly thought that my offering, though humble, would appease the wrath called down upon me.
IT HAS NOT.
Because now, an adorable robin has decided that the wooden planter on my porch would be an excellent spot to build a nest.
And lay eggs.
And NOW, I have more baby birds on my conscience. Because every time we leave the house, we scare Mom off the nest. Every time we come home, we scare Mom off the nest. Every time I let Finn out, I scare Mom off the nest.
And from what I hear, when Mom's eggs hatch she's going to become a protective sort. The sort who, rather than just flocking to the nearest tree for a moment, is going to start dive-bombing me as I try to enter the house.
So I'm going to scream and wave my arms around like a crazy person. And then I'm going to scare her away with my smell and Finnigan is going to scare her and the cute little eggs that have hatched into cute little babies might die and I'm going to be responsible and I'm going to cry.
So you see, I need to appease the birds. And quickly.
Suggestions are welcome.