Just as we had suspected, the owl was still in the fireplace today. We left the house for about 5 hours today and when we returned I warned Izabella as we unlocked the door. I said, "now be careful, that owl might be loose inside". Sure enough, as soon as we opened the door it swooped down over us from the living room into the kitchen where we'd just opened the door. Of course, we couldn't have been as cool as Foti was 2 days before. We had to scream, naturally. So we screamed....then we giggled. I was taking pictures and I think that I freaked the little owl out. Oh, I forgot to mention...it was just a baby. How sweet is that? So, there we were screaming and it flew over us so that we could scream some more.
Next, it flew over us to find its comfortable curtain rod. It sat there for a few minutes and then Kosta came in. He talked to the owl again and went to open the door. Honestly...he's good with the owl! I told one of my sisters this story and she dubbed him the "owl whisperer". I can only laugh. That was great!
Anyway, Kosta pointed toward the door and told the owl that it needed to leave and that the door was open for him. The little owl flew over us again and we screamed.
The little owl decided to take a break on top of the kitchen cupboards again before finally leaving. (Awww...how cute)
After a brief rest on the cupboard it left the house. Now how's that for excitement? It took the kids a little while to settle down. They were so excited. I was too, but I couldn't help screaming like a fool. (I'm the same with mice) I guess that I was nervous watching those claws fly over me and the kids.
I haven't found any droppings but the fireplace is a mess. I guess that it'd be a good time to clean out the ashes...