Subtitled, “Optical Illusions”

Scene: The Madre and I are in the sunroom looking at the backyard.

The Madre: Look at all those branches in the flower bed. One of the squirrels must have slipped.

fifi: Well, if you didn’t feed them so much, they wouldn’t be so fat. [We have EXTREMELY large squirrels. The cats are terrified of them]


The Madre: Honey! [to the fifi Dad] Come see what the squirrels did to this poor tree.

The fifi Dad: Hmmmm. Honey. That’s not a tree. That’s a BRANCH.

The Madre: Ooohhh. Now that you mention it, I didn’t have a tree there in the middle of my hostas.