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Day 143: Opportunity Knocks

It takes keen instincts to hear opportunity knocking.

You also need a fair amount of courage, an adventurous spirit, and a splash of luck thrown in.

This way, when opportunity shows up unexpectedly, you can capitalize on it without hesitation.

For instance, you may be sitting on your perch, looking cute (as usual), when suddenly a plate full of crunchy, delicious looking objects shows up.

There is only one problem. The featherless being is also right there, and seems (inexplicably) intent on consuming them herself.

Here, you want to quickly and clearly communicate the essential message of “I am so cute” so she will be too busy flashing that rectangular thing at you to notice you are, well, “answering the door,” so to speak.

Oh yes, these look very crunchy!
Oh yes, these look very crunchy and delicious!
I'll just test one to be sure.
I’ll just test one first to be sure I want it.
Here she comes to guard "her" plate - I'll just pose for a cute photo op.
Uh oh – here she comes to guard “her” plate – I’ll just strike a cute pose to distract her.
Now I'll do one of my cute tricks - the "inverted ingestion" maneuver. Flashbulbs are popping now!!
Now I’ll do one of my cute tricks – the “inverted ingestion” maneuver. Yup – she’s so busy flashing and snapping she doesn’t even notice me chomping away!

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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