Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Owl Talk

This morning, before the sun had even thought about coming up, my son and I were standing at the bus stop.  As we stood, we heard an interesting sound:  Who. . . Who. . . Who,Who,Who,Whoooo!

"An owl!" I said.

Bubba grinned.  "Can I try talking to it?"

"Sure, Bubba.  Go ahead."

He raised his head and called, "Who. . . Who. . .Who, Who,Who,Whooo!"

He listened. No response.  "Never mind.  I don't speak owl," he said.

No sooner were the words out of his mouth, when the owl called back, "Who. . .Who. . .Who, Who,Who, Whoooo!"

Bubba was thrilled. He called, again, and the owl responded. The two carried on their conversation until the bus came.

"I like owls," Bubba said as he got on the bus.  "They're really smart.  That one knew exactly what I was saying!"
 

43 comments:

  1. A regular night err umm morning owl

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  2. I recall when I resided in Spain I held an owl to overcome my fear of big birds. Pleased the owl answered your son. Lovely story.

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  3. If only he knew what he was saying! Maybe he just proposed...?

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    1. Haha! Now I'll have an owl for a daughter-in-law. ;0)

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  5. It sounds like he has a special way with animals!

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  6. I sit out back at night sometimes and do that with an owl. I get a hoot out of it. ;)

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  7. Meeting with owl in my culture is considered as bad omen.

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    1. Is that right? Well, then I am glad I live over here, where owls are thought to be pretty cool.

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  8. Sounds like Bubba has a way with the animals. :)

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  9. That Bubba of yours, Sherry, is so adorable. So happy the "owl" encouraged him. Awesome story! :-)

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    1. Have you ever read the book, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen? This reminded me of that story.

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  10. He kills me, but I think he's right. Owls and kids can communicate. A shame we lose that when we grow up.

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  11. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Your son is fantastic. No grown up person will dare do it. This is the beauty about children. They are not frightened of making mistakes. They always make the effort, they are spontaneous and they surprise us many times doing things which we thought cannot be done in our own wisdom.

    You and your son, no doubt, had a wonderful time. Both of you will remember this for a long to time to come I hope the owl is there every time your son is at the bus stop.

    Best wishes

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    1. I love the spontaneity of kids. It encourages my own spontaneity.

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  12. Now Bubba can start communicating with all creatures.

    Love what Joseph said.

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    1. As long as he doesn't have bears, mountain lions, and coyotes following us, I don't mind.

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  13. I used to do that with cats. At some point, my meows were so good, people thought it was a cat.

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  14. Hahaha. Bubba really cracks me up. Children and animals are the cutest.

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  15. Aw, this is way too cute! Owls are the best... :)

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  16. Maybe Bubba can teach owl as a second language to the rest of us! :)

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    1. Haha! Maybe they'll even offer it in school.

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  17. It must have been fun watching the owl language exchange between them. It's not everyday we see owls here.

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    1. I've heard the owl before, but it's not an every day occurrence.

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  18. It’s such a great post! Awesome! I like your style of writing and your photos!
    I know how much time it requires to keep updating your blog, but don’t stop doing it!)

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  19. Aww! That's so adorable! Owls are definitely smart.

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