Happy Birthday to Pearl’s Tall Tree!

When you love somebody, you want to do everything together. You want to roost up high in their branches all the time. You want to take your snoozes in the comforting crook of their trunk. You even want to share your waffles with them! And when their annual day o’ celebration arrives, you want toContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Pearl’s Tall Tree!”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Sometimes You Gotta Stretch

Being full-feathered and naturally athletic and aerodynamic, you know all about the importance of stretching. Stretching accomplishes a number of important goals. For instance, when you stretch your soft grey-and-white wings, the ladybirds (and every other being) can see how cute you are. When you stretch your heart, you can find a way to welcomeContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Sometimes You Gotta Stretch”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Way of the Waffle

The research has yet to confirm this, but it is only a matter of time. Waffles are wise. It takes smarts to be that tasty. To so master the art of personal presentation. To amass a worldwide following. To bring diverse groups of beings together – even beings of different species! When you have aContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Way of the Waffle”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: You-tastic

Just because you know you are very cute, talented, pretty and perfect doesn’t automatically mean other beings will agree with you. You can waste a whole life waiting for others to get with the program already. Or you can take charge of what you already know to be true. You can stop caring what othersContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: You-tastic”

Cuteness for Comfort: Blue Is the Color of My True Love’s Pillow

When you are lucky enough to be born with four (not three) vision cones and can see all the really cool colors, you understand that color has power beyond simple good taste. Although good taste is always nice too. Speaking of good taste, according to modern color psychology “white” is considered to be the colorContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort: Blue Is the Color of My True Love’s Pillow”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Find Yourself a Tall Tree

It doesn’t matter if you are big or small, tall or short, feathered or (sob) featherless. Some days are just tougher than others. But this is what nature is for. Whether it is a memory you need to heal from, a present-day circumstance not quite to your liking or a distressing overabundance of shelled beingsContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Find Yourself a Tall Tree”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Waffle Wingman

Live amongst the large featherless species for long enough and you will notice they have some very strange flocking rituals. Take the “wingman,” for example. This is an easy one to decode…or at least it should be. Wing + man. Clearly, this term refers to you. Yet the large featherless beings seem to think itContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Waffle Wingman”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Reach Out and Bite Someone

Sometimes no matter what you do – or how cute you are – life simply refuses to do what you tell it to do. You say “scratch neck feathers.” It gives you a shower. You say “bring waffles.” It brings spinach. You say “spring migration.” It brings you instructions for sheltering in place. Sheesh. IfContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Reach Out and Bite Someone”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be the Cuteness

There are some days you may wake up, take a glance out at the current events unfolding on our small round blue planet and quite justifiably decide it’s a great day to go back to bed. No matter where your eyes may fall or what your ears may hear, it can seem there is noContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Be the Cuteness”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Day 346: Dining Etiquette With Feathers

Rewind a handful of years (decades, centuries) and interspecies dining was quite common. It has only been recently the large featherless beings have taken to trying to squirrel away all the victuals for themselves. They are not very good at it. Lacking the keen eyesight, hearing and, well, basically all the other senses of theirContinue reading “Day 346: Dining Etiquette With Feathers”

Day 331: A Very Happy New Year Bird

The start of a fresh new set of 365 days is always cause to celebrate. Heck, even beings who can’t grow their own feathers tend to get very happy on such an occasion. If you are lucky enough to be a being who can grow your own feathers, the start of a new year meansContinue reading “Day 331: A Very Happy New Year Bird”

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