Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Big Bird Bite

Biting may not be considered the most socially appropriate response in certain circles. Sad but true. The longer you spend living in an interspecies flock, the more you are likely to notice how frequently your flock mates prefer to waffle around the important issues rather than tackle them head-on. Their loss. Whether the threat isContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Big Bird Bite”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Upgrade

It can be advantageous to have a totally secure box you can close yourself up into whenever danger strikes. Then again, it can also be awfully lonely. It can be easy to psych yourself out, in there all by yourself. Obviously, the ideal scenario would be to invite a friend to shelter inside your boxContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Upgrade”

Resting in Place with Malti: Nature and Nurture

Into every life a little good news….and a little bad news….may fall. Good news, of course, is for basking in (and eating, if it looks the least bit edible). Bad news is a whole different matter. Some types of bad news is particularly….um….infectious. Sometimes you may get a really big, bad batch of it –Continue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Nature and Nurture”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Drop It Like It’s Sparkly

if there is such a thing as too much of a good thing (which is totally debatable when you’re covered in feathers), there is bound to be too much of a bad thing, too. Like too much stay-at-homing. Or too much soapy hand washing. Or too much of that clear slimy bottled goo that makesContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Drop It Like It’s Sparkly”

Being Brave with Bruce: Hugs and Head Pats

Sometimes you wake up, hear the latest news and realize…. You need a hug. Or a head pat. Or maybe many head pats. Hugs and head pats won’t make the bad news go away. But they sure can make you feel braver to bear it! (Not to mention very, very loved.) Pearl, Malti, Bruce &Continue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Hugs and Head Pats”

Resting in Place with Malti: Bring a Friend to Quarantine

It’s one thing to rest in a certain place because you are choosing to rest there. It is quite another thing to have someone else tell you that you can only rest HERE and not THERE. There is a word for that. (Several words, in fact.) Annoying. Uppity. Bite-able. They could at least bring youContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Bring a Friend to Quarantine”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Atta Bird

If there is one fact you can count on in the greater food chain o’ life, it is this: every day is going to be different than the day before it. Sometimes, this is a good thing. For example, perhaps one morning you open your adorable round black eyes and spy a line of singleContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Atta Bird”

Being Brave with Bruce: A Very Good Day

Some days you wake up and just know nothing will ever be the same again. Maybe a sizable rock slams into your small round blue planet and suddenly you have to quickly relocate underground. (On the plus side, when you finally do re-emerge, your huge slavering fanged neighbors appear to be no more. Whew.) OrContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: A Very Good Day”

Being Brave with Bruce: Breaking Out the Cuteness

There’s nothing like a big, unwelcome, unwanted worldwide event (like the kind that begins with a capital “P”) to make you oh-so-aware of how different species can have different coping styles. For example, some of your flock mates like a lot of togetherness (typically these are the ones covered in feathers). Others of your flock mates prefer to seekContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Breaking Out the Cuteness”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle FaceTime

Going from the wild life to the pet life is guaranteed to be a big transition. You might do the same basic things each day, but why and how you do them is often very very different. Take meeting face to face, for instance. In a wildlife setting, meeting face to face typically only meansContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle FaceTime”

Being Brave with Bruce: Capture the Cup

Spending a lot (like, seriously, a LOT) of time together all of a sudden can really bring out the best in your flock mates. Or the worst. You start to notice how little things you previously found a non-issue or only mildly irritating have now become the proverbial pea under the pillow. Or mattress. OrContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Capture the Cup”

Being Brave with Bruce: Hobbies for Shells

When you are small and scrumptious and wild, getting “bored” is not really a thing….reason being, being bored can turn into being plated (complete with parsley garnish) in short order. But when you live a life of leisure as a rescued box turtle, and especially when that life of leisure turns into a life ofContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Hobbies for Shells”

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