The Great Waffle Descent

(This post is for two of Pearl’s greatest fans, Erin Ferguson Young and Jason Young.)

The question on the table today is – just how excited DOES Pearl get when I toast up his daily waffle?

Even if you discount the very reliable preset daily alarm (approximately 30 minutes of shrieking at escalating volume to help Mommy ‘remember’ it’s waffle time) the answer is –

Still very excited.

Here, a rare candid series of live action shots captures the daily Great Waffle Descent (which will surely in the future be every bit as celebrated and well-attended as the daily migration of those famous Memphis Peabody Hotel ducks):

First - a visual confirmation of the waffle location.
First – a visual confirmation of the waffle location.
Next, a smooth and well-executed maneuver down the side of the cage.
Next, a smooth and well-executed maneuver down the side of the cage.
Maintaining line-of-sight with the waffle at all times is very important to achieve the fastest possible arrival.
Maintaining line-of-sight with the waffle at all times is very important to achieve the fastest possible arrival.
Position maintained, there is now a clear, straight path towards the destination.
Position maintained, there is now a clear, straight path towards the destination.
The first nibble is just to assess quality and overall warmth and toastiness.
The first nibble is just to assess quality and overall warmth and toastiness.
Once the proper preparation is confirmed, it is important to adopt the proper waffle-consumption stance.
Once the proper preparation is confirmed, it is important to adopt the proper waffle-consumption stance.
The final step before digging in? A thorough visual inspection.
The final step before digging in? A thorough visual inspection.
Sampling the entire surface of the waffle gives the best blend of chewiness and crunchiness (and allows the diner to fling waffle particles in all directions so others can also enjoy it.)
Sampling the entire surface of the waffle gives the best blend of chewiness and crunchiness (and allows the diner to fling waffle particles in all directions so others can also enjoy it.)

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