Pearl the Cockatiel: Happy Day Every Day

Happy days happen to all of us. So do less-happy days. And here is where being born covered in soft and fetching aerodynamic feathers really comes in handy! Because once you figure out what those two attractive and graceful appendages on either side of your adorable round body are there for, you can use them.Continue reading “Pearl the Cockatiel: Happy Day Every Day”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Silver Lining

Into every life a little rain must fall. This is to be expected. What is not quite so expected, however, is when the rain falls indoors. What is really not expected is when the indoor rain falls directly on top of you. Let’s say you are just minding your own indoor business, secure in theContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Silver Lining”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Stage Parront

From the perspective of the paparazzi, being born covered in soft fetching feathers means you’ve got it made. Welcome to a lifetime of adoration. The heavens will part. Waffle-flavored snacks will pour from the sky (or at least from your personal Small Chef’s kitchen). Beings without any feathers will clamor for your beak-o-graph. Ladybirds willContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Stage Parront”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association

You know what they say. A muffin a day makes your true love stay. Or it makes your cuteness remain. Or something like that. In any case, a muffin is always a good idea. Muffins are very tasty. And you look plump and perfect consuming them. This means you radiate even more “cuteness.” Which isContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Let Your Beak Shine Brightly

As a gourmet connoisseur with feathers, it doesn’t take long to notice different diners have different rating systems. For example, your large featherless flock mates like to use stars. Which is okay. It could be worse. Like shells or something. Feathers would be better. But the best – by far – is to show ratherContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Let Your Beak Shine Brightly”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Dinner and a Show

As every very cute being knows, “cuteness” is its own language. All other explanations are optional. You can just show up, look very cute, and watch all the other beings rearrange themselves in line behind you. This is always convenient. Where it becomes especially convenient is when a choice delicacy appears. Everyone wants it. AndContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Dinner and a Show”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Nest for Success

As any manly manbird will tell you, nesting is not for amateurs. Nothing is, when there are ladybirds involved. Ladybirds can be particularly, well, particular, especially when it comes to their eggs. Only the poshest, softest, safest, most secure and private nesting site will do. And that nesting site must be manned by the fiercestContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Nest for Success”

Happy Nearly New Year to You from Pearl, Malti, Bruce & all of us!

Boy oh boy oh boy! It is nearly here. Like in just a handful of minutes, seconds and hours. 2021. The year we’ve all been waiting nearly all of 2020 to get to. It is right there. We can almost see it. Hear it. Smell it. Taste it (at least if you are Malti). WhatContinue reading “Happy Nearly New Year to You from Pearl, Malti, Bruce & all of us!”

Happiest Holidays from Our Little Flock to Yours!

Have we told you lately how happy you make us? Your good company has made this very challenging year so much brighter! We hope this post finds you well, warm, safe, comfy, resting and relaxing and enjoying all the victuals and all the love. Because you are loved, you know. You are thought of andContinue reading “Happiest Holidays from Our Little Flock to Yours!”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Making Snow While the Sun Shines

Being covered in soft downy feathers practically guarantees you will be dodging the paparazzi for life. And while hiring a large featherless MommyGuard can keep the workload manageable, it may also bring with it some rather odd customs you have to get used to. For example, let’s say you live in the south. The sub-tropicalContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Making Snow While the Sun Shines”

Pearl, Malti & Bruce Now Have a Patreon!

Being an ambassador animal for your whole species takes a lot of hard work. Well, mostly it takes a lot of “cuteness,” but still. When you’ve got it, you’ve got to share it, and that means bringing your “A” game (or your “B” game if you happen to be Bruce) to each and every photoContinue reading “Pearl, Malti & Bruce Now Have a Patreon!”

Happy Birthday Pearl & His Mama!

Yup. You guessed it (from the clever title to this blog post, no doubt). Someone small and feathery and very cute and his slavishly devoted mama just turned one year older. Ahem…..younger. Of course, in true flock tradition, today is a day for festivities. For feasting. For quality time with the whole flock, which includesContinue reading “Happy Birthday Pearl & His Mama!”

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