Day 308: Bad Feather Day

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In featherless culture, it is common to explain away a less-polished appearance by saying you are having a “bad hair day.”

The moment you say this, everyone shakes their head in sympathy – no explanation needed.

What is lesser known is that this works just as well when you have feathers.

Let’s say, for example, you are in the middle of a molt.

Um, Mom....you're really staring.
Um, Mom….you’re really staring.
Anything in particular I can help you with?
Anything in particular I can help you with?
What do you mean, "feathers sticking up?"
What do you mean, “feathers sticking up?”
How many times have I told you - my feathers don't "stick up." They "fluff."
How many times have I told you – my feathers don’t “stick up.” They “fluff.”
Oh...THOSE feathers? They're just having a "bad feather day."
Oh…THOSE feathers? They’re just having a “bad feather day.”
I knew you would understand.
Yes, poor dears…..why don’t we give them a little privacy to compose themselves.
And while they're getting ready, you can photograph one of my other (many) good sides.
And while they’re getting ready, you can photograph one of my other (many) good sides.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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Published by Shannon Cutts

Cockatiel, redfoot tortoise and box turtle mama. Author, writer, pet & people blogger.

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