I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard.

The dogs keep the cats away,

and in return,

the birds alert the dogs to the encroaching postman

every day.

And when the fledglings leave their nests

and tumble to the ground,

the dogs

look the other way.

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Jim Mitchem

First Kiss
Losing Her

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.