Day 146: Hors d’oeuvres

Sometimes when you are with your large featherless flock, they gather around to enjoy something they call “hors d’oeuvres.”

Here, since competition tends to be fierce for a limited number of delicacies, it is important to be proactive to get your fair share.

For instance, let’s say the largest of the featherless beings – the very tall one you like to sit on – picks up a morsel that looks tasty.

You can let him know you want it by sliding down his arm and immediately crunching into it.

I'll just let him know I'm claiming this one.
I’ll just let him know I’m claiming this one by taking a large bite out of it.

This is a great strategy for two reasons.

One (oddly), the featherless beings don’t seem to enjoy sharing their snacks as much as you do, so once you bite into it, it’s yours.

And two, you look so cute as you are staking your claim that they usually can’t resist snapping photos – which also frees up additional delicacies for the taking.

Yes, I think I'll try that salty edge next.
Yes, I think I’ll try that crispy, salty edge next.
Boy, I can see why the featherless beings like this dish so much!
Boy, I am really starting to see why the featherless beings like this dish so much!
Ok, ok - I'll do a posed shot now, Mom.
Ok, ok – I’ll hold still for a posed shot, Mom.
When you are finished, you can pose beside your prize for the paparazzi.
When you are finished, it is only polite to let your adoring fans snap a few more posed photos.
You don't have to worry about any cleanup, because the long furry floor-loving creature is always there to help out.
Best of all, you never have to worry about any cleanup, because the long furry floor-loving creature is always there to help out.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts
Guest Stars: J.P. Morgan Cutts, Paul Cutts (aka the “Tall Tree”)

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