Follow Pearl, Malti, Bruce & Io
Technology has forever changed how the household pecking order is established.
In the past, perhaps nips and shrieks were enough to assert dominance over fellow avians, furry interlopers, and of course the large featherless beings that seem so perennially confused about who is really in charge here.
But with the introduction of “the laptop,” the balance of power is now centered firmly around whomever’s fingers (claws, wings, hind ends) are hovering over the flat board with all the oddly marked squares.
Depending on the position of the device and how close the featherless being is to it, you may need to employ a number of techniques to reestablish ownership and reassert yourself as the household “alpha.”