Resting in Place with Malti: Neck Pats Are Nice

Resting is nice. Resting feels good. It is fun and relaxing. But after you have been resting in place for awhile, it can start to get old. You might quite understandably begin to feel restless. Bored, even. This is always the right moment to book some spa services. For example, you might opt for aContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Neck Pats Are Nice”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Snooze Button

Sheltering in place should be its own sport. Perils await right out of the starting gate….at least if you happen to be one of the large featherless beings. For starters….jammies. They are comfy. Naps. They do a body good. And happy hour? How about every hour! When you are born covered in soft downy feathers, youContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Snooze Button”

Being Brave with Bruce: Tall Dark and Climbing

Every being has their talents. Their secret sauce. Their special skills. This is never more apparent than when you choose to cohabitate in an interspecies flock. Your flock mates come in all shapes and sizes. And their talents are….what is the best way to put this….unique. Take your small feathery brother, for instance. His specialContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Tall Dark and Climbing”

Resting in Place with Malti: Plan B

It is good to be warm. Especially if you happen to be a so-called “cold-blooded” being (although you have it on good personal authority that your actual blood is toasty warm just like everybody else’s). And if you also happen to be a tropical South American being, being warm is very, very good. Oh soContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Plan B”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Feathers and the Fur

Sometimes old sayings are the truest sayings. Birds of a feather flock together. Hear, hear. Especially if they happen to be fetching and feathery eligible ladybirds and you are a single, solo and suave manly manbird. Yet not everyone shares your (wise and wonderful) world view. Let’s say you happen to live in an interspeciesContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Feathers and the Fur”

Being Brave with Bruce: Smooth Box Turtle Moves

There’s no delicate way to say it. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. But how can you know for sure that you’ve got it? One good way to know is to check on either side of your head. Do you see bright orange cheek patches? Yup. You’ve got it. Another way to know forContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Smooth Box Turtle Moves”

Resting in Place with Malti: Leafy Does It

When you are born with a shell, you also come packed chock-full o’ wisdom. Here is an example. Where your large shell-less assistant might worry herself sick about a daily schedule of sheltering in place followed by more sheltering in place, you easily see past all that to the silver lining. If you’re gonna stayContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Leafy Does It”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Feather Carpet

Everyone is keen to get famous these days. Even if we can’t always go outside to wow and amaze every being we meet, there is always a place where we can go to strut our stuff. The large rectangular reflective device is right there waiting. All you have to do is hop up and makeContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Feather Carpet”

Being Brave with Bruce: If the Slipper Fits

Just because you are a single, solo and suave manly male box turtle doesn’t mean all your worries are over. There is such a thing as survival of the species. Here, it is going to take more than sheer force of cuteness to accomplish this goal. After all, you don’t exactly stand out. In fact,Continue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: If the Slipper Fits”

Resting in Place with Malti: Flowers for Shells

Everybody loves getting flowers. Flowers are very colorful. Flowers smell great. Flowers say “I love you.” When someone gives you flowers, you know you are cared for. Treasured. Adored. But how to say thank you? Sure, you could just sit right there, exuding “cuteness.” And you know your large shell-less admirer would be perfectly happyContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Flowers for Shells”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Your Inner Eagle

Some days, being perceived as small and fluffy and cute might suit you. Delicacies and neck feather scratches and posh new wicker nests appear like magic. The world is keenly aware of your presence and eagerly keen to get as close to you as possible. But then there are the other days. The days whenContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Your Inner Eagle”

Being Brave with Bruce: Tell Tail Signs

Hiding is an art. It is not enough to just be wearing camouflage. Or to be very stealthy. Or even to have the ability to close up entirely into your ground-covered box. To hide effectively, you can’t think like yourself. Or even like your apex predator. Nope. To hide to the point where seeking becomesContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Tell Tail Signs”

Resting in Place with Malti: Sunny With a Shell

Every species has their skillsets. Of course, some species have more skillsets than others. And not every species can multi-task their skillsets. Let’s say you happen to be a species with a shell. Lucky you. And talk about skillsets…. Check this out. You can carry your home – all of it! – right on topContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Sunny With a Shell”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be Your Best You

Being born can be pretty exciting. You tumble out of your small oval (and perfectly you-sized) escape pod and this is the moment you find out….what you got. Did you get feathers? (hope hope hope) Or a shell (please to goodness no) None of the above? Regardless, it is time to start making the mostContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be Your Best You”

Being Brave with Bruce: Long Winter Nap

When you depend on the weather to regulate your personal thermostat, all seasons are not created equally. This is why summer is for basking. Socializing. Making (er) eggs while the sun shines. And winter? Winter is for napping. When it gets cold outside, the last place you want to be is out there with it.Continue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Long Winter Nap”

Resting in Place with Malti: If the Bath Fits

Every day, some things stay the same. And some things change. Like you, for example. Maybe you still have all your cute red dots (and your orange and yellow dots, come to think of it). You still prefer the same favorite delicacies. And you still like to take life at a leisurely pace. There isContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: If the Bath Fits”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: No Waffling

Sometimes you just know. This tends to happen more often when you have feathers, however. Feathered beings are naturally very confident. They are also naturally very cute. This is not a coincidence. The moment an adorable feathered being tumbles out of their small oval-shaped escape pod and hears their first “oohs” and “ahhhs” of theContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: No Waffling”

Being Brave with Bruce: Making Friends

Making your own way in the world isn’t for the un-brave. Every day, there are decisions to be made, choices to be weighed. Hide or hunt? Eat this or that? Stay low or say hi? Whether your goal o’ the moment is to forage up some lunch or avoid becoming dinner,  the outcome rests solelyContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Making Friends”

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