Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Love Makes the World Go Round

This world serves up so many lessons even on a daily basis. It can feel unrealistic – at best – to expect to learn them all. Here, the best strategy is to just concentrate on the most important lessons. For example: “round is good.” This is an easy one. Round is clearly the best shape,Continue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Love Makes the World Go Round”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Strike While the Waffle Iron Is Hot

The large featherless beings can have some very strange ideas about things. Take the word “waffling,” for instance. Your large featherless assistant uses this word in all kinds of odd ways. She seems to think it means “not being able to make up your mind.” You can tell because she frequently struggles from this veryContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Strike While the Waffle Iron Is Hot”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Going All In

If there is one thing in life that is certain, it is uncertainty. This is certainly not a comforting fact. And yet what can be comforting is knowing you’ve got what it takes – whatever life hands you, you are going to make something fabulous from it. You are going to find the gem, theContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Going All In”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Extra Fluffy

When you have 21 and a half years of life in an interspecies flock under your feathers, you have learned there are days when “fluffy” will do. And then there are the days when “fluffy” simply won’t cut it. Some days call for “extra fluffy.” If not for yourself (because let’s face it, you alreadyContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Extra Fluffy”

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”

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”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Molting

Anyone who thinks “sheltering in place” can’t be cute clearly doesn’t have any feathers in their family tree. But for those who do, spending extended time at home in the company of a flock member lucky enough to have feathers may also give rise to, well, envy. Luckily, this issue is easily remedied. Just startContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Molting”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Napping

Masks. Gloves. Microscopic germs. Grumpy large featherless paparazzi issuing dire-sounding predictions about shortages of something deeply uninteresting called “hand sanitizer” (now if it was called “wing and talon sanitizer,” that might be something actually newsworthy). These are strange, scary times indeed that we are living through. It is hard to find comfort when life asContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cockatiel Napping”

Cute Birb Lasagna Takeover

The best delicacies combine two essential (um) ingredients: tastiness + trajectory. In other words, overall deliciousness makes up just half the rating system when you’re an expert food critic with feathers. The other half of your rating system is flingability (a technical term). Flingability refers to how far your beak buildup flies when you shakeContinue reading “Cute Birb Lasagna Takeover”

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”

Cockatiel Forages a Wild Corn Muffin

Just because you are petite doesn’t mean you don’t make for a ferocious hunter. Pint-sized and powerful, this is the Cockatiel Way. It doesn’t hurt to have your own personal Small Chef who just happens to make the best corn muffins (aka aspiring birdie bread) on the planet.

Cockatiel Walks Into a Bag of Chips

Cockatiel walks into a bag of chips…. Sounds like the opening line of the best. joke. ever. (Because all of the best jokes are about feathers. Of course.) So are all the best videos, by the way. And of course if you’ve been wondering “can cockatiels eat chips?” well, now you know. 🙂

BONUS! Presenting Pearl Cutts in “Flower Power”

There is an art as well as a science to staying hidden out in plain sight. In fact, it is mostly the newbie top-secret agents who opt for staying well camouflaged both in their cover identity and in their real role. The real pros know how to get twice the camo for half the effortContinue reading “BONUS! Presenting Pearl Cutts in “Flower Power””

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 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 310: Cockatiel Attends Crestaholics Meeting

As a manly (single, solo, suave) manbird, there is no doubt having a full-feathered crest can make you a hit with the ladybirds. But it can also make you a frequent target of the (large, featherless, crest-less) paparazzi. It comes with the territory. What the ladybirds want, the ladybirds get. And yet, dealing with allContinue reading “Day 310: Cockatiel Attends Crestaholics Meeting”

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