Today was the big day! Mamma said today would be the day: I could learn to fly! So, I flapped my wings and jumped out of the nest, landing in front of a big fat feral orange cat. Its giant green eyes, closing in on me. Simultaneously, my eyes cross at the edge of my beak, and I pass out. It’s dark now, and that fat cat is still here. He paws; I play dead. He licks my forehead opening one of my eyes wide. “There you are,” he says. “Could you teach me how to fly?