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The real reason

Posted by on January 4, 2012

“Come look at this bird,” I said. Gene obligingly came over to the window. “Look how little and fat he is,” I said.

“He is very little and fat.”

“I love fat little animals. Look how happy he is on his branch. He’s giving himself a good all-over shaking and feather-fluffing.”

“That’s true.”

“Do you know why he’s doing that?” I asked, leaning back into Gene affectionately.

“Is it because he’s so little and fat and happy?” Gene guessed.

“No,” I said. “It’s because he has mites.”

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