Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Fierce and Feathery

Being born covered in soft downy feathers has its ups and its downs. Its pros and its cons. The pros speak for themselves. Feathers. Wings. “Cuteness.” So much of it, in fact, that you have to work extra-hard to show off any of your other many fine qualities. Like “fierceness,” for example. Just because youContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Fierce and Feathery”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Calling for Backup

Sometimes – and no matter how cute you might be – life just happens. You specifically ordered your day to go one way. It goes someplace else. As the flock “alpha,” of course you are not going to stand for this type of behavior. So you run after it. Shriek loudly at it. Give itContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Calling for Backup”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be the Change

Cohabitating on a small round blue planet with other beings of all shapes and sizes and species can only mean one thing: Every being is needed. (Even the beings with shells, oddly enough). Every being knows hardship and hope, obstacles and opportunities, failure and triumph. Every single being matters, which means every single being willContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be the Change”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: When Life Hands You Potatoes

While some beings like to stay with their own species all the time, other beings may choose instead to keep company with different species. Not only does this give you a chance to learn unusual sayings and customs you might never otherwise have heard of, but it also shows you where you have something inContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: When Life Hands You Potatoes”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: A Beak-on of Hope

If there is one fact you can always count on in life, it is this: Someone, somewhere, is always out looking for lunch. This means the key to surviving (not to mention thriving) is not to attempt to vanquish all the predators in the world all at once. Rather, you just need to do aContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: A Beak-on of Hope”

Cockatiel Falls in Love With Waffle

When it comes to waffles, what’s not to love? From crispy and crunchy to soft and fluffy….well, as they say, so many waffles recipes, so little time. Waffles are so vital, so essential. And yet so often they appear only to disappear again just as quickly! This is why Pearl has launched his most importantContinue reading “Cockatiel Falls in Love With Waffle”

Happy Cockatiel With New Foraging Box

As all feathered beings know, foraging is fantastic. Foraging is fun. Invigorating. Exciting, even. You never know what you might find. Or who. Heck, if you dig down deep enough you might even discover a fetching and feathery ladybird who sees your foraging box for what it truly is – a nesting box with greatContinue reading “Happy Cockatiel With New Foraging Box”

Day 363: How to Cuteness Stun Anything

Everyone has heard of “cuteness overload.” Or at least everyone who keeps company with feathered beings has heard of this. Cuteness overload is a serious issue….but it is nothing compared to “cuteness stunning.” Huh? What? Yup. Cuteness stunning. Where cuteness overload is just being very very cute, cuteness stunning is using your cuteness to, well,Continue reading “Day 363: How to Cuteness Stun Anything”

Day 360: Towels Are For Nesting

Hiring a large featherless assistant makes sense for all kinds of reasons. But it sure can come with a steep learning curve. It won’t take but an hour or so before you start to notice they are rather….strange. Many of the things they do stray so far from common sense no amount of geolocation couldContinue reading “Day 360: Towels Are For Nesting”

Day 343: Cockatiel Chomps the Biscuit

The mightiest of palates can sometimes be found in the tiniest of places. After all, when you only have so much holding capacity in your cute little gullet, you don’t want to waste it on sub-par delicacies. Only the tastiest and most flavorful fare will do. Here, quantity is irrelevant. Quality is all that matters.Continue reading “Day 343: Cockatiel Chomps the Biscuit”

Day 319: A Cockatiel’s Feather Coat

The large featherless beings are sometimes understandably jealous that they pop out, well, featherless. There really isn’t any more delicate way to say it. But just because you got all the good DNA doesn’t mean you don’t still need help staying warm when temperatures drop. And of course, with “cuteness” at your service, you canContinue reading “Day 319: A Cockatiel’s Feather Coat”

Day 316: A Parrot and His Props

Not too many fans understand just how grueling it can be to rake in consistent five-feather reviews in the competitive field of “acting.” In nearly all cases, all the fans know is that they love the star, they love the plot, they love the play and they love the props. But managing props in particularContinue reading “Day 316: A Parrot and His Props”

Day 304: Cockatiel Is Heading In

Even the brightest light in the chandelier (or the loudest songster in the choir) can still find ways to improve. The best only stay the best because they are constantly bettering their skills. Say you are a “black ops” super-secret agent. Your legend precedes you. The merest whisper of your name, “.007,” sends ferocious foesContinue reading “Day 304: Cockatiel Is Heading In”

Day 301: Cockatiel Gives Cuteness Assistance

When you’ve had fluffy feathers your whole life, it is easy to forget not every being is so lucky. You are so used to the adoration, the adulation, the fainting fans, the fame – how everyone always wants to be near you just in case one of your feathers falls off and lands on them,Continue reading “Day 301: Cockatiel Gives Cuteness Assistance”

Day 295: Grateful for Feathers

As the day o’ gratitude draws near, it is only natural to find your mind turning to the things you feel thankful for. Let’s say you are small and covered in feathers. So you might feel very grateful for those feathers. And also very grateful for your cute pink feet. And of course quite gratefulContinue reading “Day 295: Grateful for Feathers”

Day 286: Cockatiel in the Case of the Empty Plate

In acting as in life, you just never know what a day may bring. Some days, your plate may be very full….even full to overflowing. On other days, your plate may be….empty. Such is the flexibility required to navigate life as a famous and feathery actor – or even a famous and feathery pint-sized superContinue reading “Day 286: Cockatiel in the Case of the Empty Plate”

Day 280: Cockatiel Investigates Things That Go Crunch

As any experienced field operative recognizes, sounds can be key clues in an investigation. If something makes a sound, you nab it first and ask questions later. And if it keeps making more sounds after you have pounced, chances are good it wants to tell you everything but is just speaking a different language. ForContinue reading “Day 280: Cockatiel Investigates Things That Go Crunch”

Day 274: Cockatiel Stages Non-Hostile Takeover

In “black ops,” a discipline known to all super-secret spies (regardless of size or species), there are two kinds of takeovers. Hostile and non-hostile. The first kind is generally only seen among the large featherless beings, on account of how they have no feathers and, well, for many other reasons besides. The second kind isContinue reading “Day 274: Cockatiel Stages Non-Hostile Takeover”


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