I’m buying a new rug for the downstairs bath. I dashed in there this morning, nose running, scrambling for a wad of toilet paper for what I insist are allergies, but fear is really a cold. Maybe strep. I don’t have time for a doctor. It’s spring hay fever, I’m sure.
Too bad I can’t swallow. That’s normal, right?
Anyway, I should’ve turned the light on, but I was in a hurry, stepping hard and fast across the tile, reaching along the vanity, down near the commode, when it squished.
I flicked on the light real fast.
There it was in the middle of the cutest blue rag rug you ever saw: a dead robin.
Well, part of one.
Did I mention I was barefoot?
I’m getting a new rug.
I wish the cats loved me less.