Resting in Place with Malti: Letting the Grass Grow

You don’t have to be bipedal with a big (and frankly, top-heavy) brain to figure out that sometimes it is good to go slow and let the grass grow under your feet. It is smart to stop and smell the roses (or the hibiscus, or the dandelion greens). It is wise to notice how anyContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Letting the Grass Grow”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Fling It Now, Ask Questions Later

Back in the days of ye olde Wild West, gunslingers knew just what to do when someone or something annoyed them and wouldn’t go away. Shoot it now. Ask questions later. When you have feathers, you know that while the West was undoubtedly wild, it was still no big deal compared to the food chainContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Fling It Now, Ask Questions Later”

Resting in Place with Malti: Slow and Steady

Hailing from the most ancient and enduring of species can give you a perspective younger life forms clearly lack. From your unique vantage point, you can see how the temporary ebbs and flows of life can sometimes send hot (oh so hot) molten lava spewing out, only to turn around and cover the whole worldContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Slow and Steady”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: A Box Full of Feathers

Sometimes you just want to curl up in something comfy. You might feel like this when not one, but two! shelled beings move into your household and then simply refuse to leave. Or you could feel like this when your large featherless scheduling coordinator makes an appointment for you with the scary large featherless beingContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: A Box Full of Feathers”

Resting in Place with Malti: Me and My MommyGuard

You don’t have to be out of your small round white escape pod for very long before it becomes clear that the planet can be a dangerous place. Predators both enormous and infinitesimal are roaming about night and day, and no matter where you go and who you meet, everyone looks hungry. You would justContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Me and My MommyGuard”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Keep Calm and Molt On

Being born with feathers automatically makes you very brave. Need proof? You just keep waking up every morning. You don’t know what you will find. Maybe for 21 straight years full of months and days, everything has been just fine. But that doesn’t mean it always will be. One morning, you might wake up toContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Keep Calm and Molt On”

Resting in Place with Malti: Moving the Brick

In the world of the large shell-less beings, when someone is facing a big obstacle, there is such a thing as “raising the bar.” Taking it to the next level. Bringing your “A” game. Being in it to win it. Upping the ante (whatever an “ante” is). Of course, this is easier when your opponentContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Moving the Brick”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Color Coordination, Camouflage and Cuteness

With age comes wisdom. At least if you are born with feathers. Once you get to the stage in life where you have a whopping 21 years under your belt, you have learned there are some things you can control and some things you cannot control. For example, you can’t control those awful microscopic thingsContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Color Coordination, Camouflage and Cuteness”

Resting in Place with Malti: Bask Your Troubles Away

Being born with a shell on your back can look like being born on easy street….and for good reason. Winded after a long hike? You can be enjoying all the comforts of home in the time it takes to sit down. No worries about getting lost, either – not when true north sits right aboveContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Bask Your Troubles Away”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association

When you are born with a face (and a body, and wings, and a tail) that loves the limelight, it just makes sense that small rectangular flashing devices everywhere would want to be near you. After all, there’s nothing more comforting than looking really cute. When really tough stuff goes down on the small roundContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Stealth Sheltering

Whenever someone tells you to stay put for any reason, it is important to pay attention to the nuances. Try to notice what they don’t say as well as what they do say. For example, they might tell you to “shelter in place.” But then they don’t specify the place. This means you get toContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Stealth Sheltering”

Resting in Place with Malti: Accessorizing with Hibiscus

After you have been resting in place for some time, it can be easy to let certain aspects of personal appearance, well…..go. In other words, if you keep bathing, you do it because you love it, not because those around you demand it. But sometimes it can also feel good to get decked out, justContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Accessorizing with Hibiscus”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Waffle Power

Sometimes when you have a lot of stress (and also when you don’t have a lot of stress) you might find yourself craving waffles. It is easy to assume this is just because waffles taste so good. Which, of course, they do. But did you ever stop to think how cute you look consuming waffles?Continue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Waffle Power”

Being Brave with Bruce: Bring Your Own Box

There’s nothing like sticking close to home to create certain, well, shortages. The large shell-less beings really like to have plenty of these soft white round rolls that are sort of box turtle-sized and yet not. They don’t seem very useful, if you are being honest. What is very useful is to have your ownContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Bring Your Own Box”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Corralling the C Gang

Since time immemorial, “black ops” agents (regardless of size or species) have used two main tactical strategies to conduct missions: overt and covert. An example of an overt strategy might be adopting a cover identity and going out to conduct field surveillance by tailing the suspects all day. An example of a covert strategy mightContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Corralling the C Gang”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Shelters in Place

Sheltering in place looks different for everyone. But it may feel more alike than different – down deep on the inside where only we can see. In fact, some beings have to shelter in place most of every single day – and not because of something globally scary that starts with the letter “C.” TheyContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Shelters in Place”

Resting in Place with Malti: A Basking Redfoot Tortoise

Learning how to rest in place with ease is harder than it looks. Would you believe some beings actually get, well, restless after they’ve been sitting still for some time? When you see this, it is a dead giveaway you are looking at an amateur rester (a technical term). Serious professional resters who are inContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: A Basking Redfoot Tortoise”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Roosting

Roosting in place isn’t always the most fun activity. But neither is “getting back out there again” – especially when you know that, at any time and without any warning at all, you may find yourself surrounded by super-scary microscopic criminals. As in, those criminals whose collective name begins with the “C” word. These criminalsContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Roosting”

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