Cockatiel eats big plate of pasta

Day 289: A Snuffleupagus with Feathers

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Working undercover is not for the faint of feather.

You have to be comfortable with all manner of identities…and disguises.

Some cover identities may take days or even weeks to put together.

You may also need to rehearse switching from one identity to another quite rapidly as the case demands.

(Oddly, in this way being a “black ops” super spy is not so unlike being a….famous and feathery actor.)

For example, you might start out your day as a plain-clothes operative, simply sleuthing for facts, scanning the perimeter for any suspicious activities and seeing what there is to be seen.

Cockatiel eats pasta from plate
One phase of “black ops” work may involve plain clothes investigations – being “there but not there” so to speak.

But then, all of a sudden, a counter-operative shows up! You are about to get made! It is time to act with the utmost rapidity to keep your cover from being blown.

Cockatiel eats plate of pasta
Quickly, you use whatever materials are at hand to create a compelling cover identity.

By the time the counter-operative is close enough to see you, you are completely transformed. No one would ever guess your real identity as .007, pint-sized super spy!

Cockatiel eats big plate of pasta
A skilled “black ops” agent is just that quick – a dab of this, a dash of that, and .007 has been replaced with …. Snuffleupagus!

Would you have recognized .007 in his handy disguise?

4 comments

    • Haha – you make an excellent point! Perhaps you have had some “black ops” training as well – Pearl thinks you definitely have the instincts (unlike his current assistant!) 😊

  1. Enjoy your meal Pearl. You’re an amazing undercover spy. Have a great Wednesday you and your flock! 💙💕

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