Day 77: Mi Heater, Su Heater

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Being a small, feathery, “alpha” flock leader comes with many responsibilities.

For instance, you have to teach the other flock members how to fix your breakfast properly.

You have to pose for endless photo ops even when you’d rather nap or shred things.

And you have to keep a watchful eye on what’s yours or risk it being repossessed.

For example, maybe one day the temperature drops.

All of a sudden your large featherless assistant (a clear “beta” flock member if you’ve ever seen one) begins referring to the small square brown warm thing as “her” heater – and pointing it at herself!

When this occurs, you want to quickly correct the misunderstanding using strong, clear “nonverbal” communication….and get her to point it at you instead.

Oh look! Here is that small square brown warm thing I like so much.
Oh look! Here is that small square brown warm thing I like so much.
I've been looking for this everywhere - it's the perfect day to use it!
I’ve been looking for this everywhere – and it’s the perfect day to use it!
I'll just position myself very close to it so Mom can see who it belongs to.
I’ll just position myself very close to it so Mom can see who it belongs to.
I'll just get a bit closer....maybe this time she'll get the hint.
I’ll just get a bit closer….maybe this time she’ll get the hint.
I guess the "subtle" nonverbal communication isn't going to cut it today.
I guess the “subtle” nonverbal communication isn’t going to cut it today.
I know what always works to bring her running back.....
I know what always works to bring her running back…..yup, here she comes right now to turn it around and get it all set up for me!

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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