Chicken and Cat

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?