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”

Day 271: Cockatiel Grows Granola Trees

There is a reason so many large featherless beings like to decorate themselves with feathers. Feathers make you smarter. Suddenly you see possibility, potential, pure genius even, where none previously existed. You get the best ideas! And because you look so cute and feel so confident, you trust your instincts and try your ideas outContinue reading “Day 271: Cockatiel Grows Granola Trees”

Day 268: Cockatiel Commandeers Rice

One of the best reasons to choose life in an interspecies flock is to expand your palate. This requires a special skillset, however – the large featherless beings eat some pretty strange things! Eschewing fine edibles such as paper towels, wicker, grout and crown molding, they tend to go for softer, more pliable victuals….some ofContinue reading “Day 268: Cockatiel Commandeers Rice”

Day 265: Pearl Cutts in “Wicker for Two”

In the avian world, no effort is to great to win the lady’s heart. For some feathered beings, the ladies are so selective it is a wonder there is anything at all to incubate once mating season concludes! Many manly manbirds have been forced to develop elaborate innovations in order to capture the attention ofContinue reading “Day 265: Pearl Cutts in “Wicker for Two””

Day 262: The Cockatiel and the Small Chef

As everyone knows, beings with feathers are born with very sensitive palates. Not all featherless chefs are willing or able to master the rigorous culinary standards of such discerning diners. But those who make the effort are rewarded with rave five feather reviews. Some may even win themselves the coveted role of “Personal Small Chef”Continue reading “Day 262: The Cockatiel and the Small Chef”

Day 259: Cockatiel Rules the Roost

When you are born covered in feathers, “ruling the roost” is a pretty big deal. In short, you want to be the one doing it. There are many time-honored methods to accomplish this goal, but one of the finest is also the simplest. It is called “cuteness.” When you are the cutest flock member, youContinue reading “Day 259: Cockatiel Rules the Roost”

Day 256: Cockatiel Makes a Bed Nest

If there is one task all feathered beings excel at, it is multi-tasking. After all, when you hire a large featherless being for your assistant, someone has to be able to multi-task. And it certainly won’t be your assistant. Plus, being able to step back and see the bigger picture allows you to spot “win-win”Continue reading “Day 256: Cockatiel Makes a Bed Nest”

Day 253: Cockatiel Is Born to Boogie

Everyone knows that beings with feathers enjoy singing. It is a natural talent. You don’t even need accompaniment to sound good – heck, great! When you sing softly you sound fabulous. When you sing loudly you sound even more fabulous. Just one note from your cute curved cockatiel beak and all the large featherless beingsContinue reading “Day 253: Cockatiel Is Born to Boogie”

Day 250: Cockatiel Launches a Molt-a-thon

In the world of the large featherless beings, events ending in “thon” are quite popular. Take the “mara-thon,” for instance. It is an event you just can’t un-see – and also makes you appreciate being able to grow your own feathers that much more. The “tele-thon” is less popular today now that that sort ofContinue reading “Day 250: Cockatiel Launches a Molt-a-thon”

Day 247: Cockatiel Investigates An Imposter

Some beings just pop right out of the egg and it is clear – they are born to be a star. But super-stardom itself can take some getting used to. Sure, there are the personally-crafted “hand-fed” delicacies and the posh yet super-secure accommodations and the never-ending stream of five-feather reviews to enjoy every day. AllContinue reading “Day 247: Cockatiel Investigates An Imposter”

Day 240: Happy Birthday, Tall Tree!

One of the perks of being the cutest flock member is you’re everyone’s favorite party guest. No matter whose birthday it actually is or who is planning the festivities, your name is first on the guest list and the hostess won’t rest until you send in your RSVP. Often, the event planners will even craftContinue reading “Day 240: Happy Birthday, Tall Tree!”

Day 238: Wet Bird Couture Presents “Count Cockatielula”

Being a superbirdmodel isn’t for every feathered being. You have to be quite self-assured and confident in your own feathers. You’ve got to be patient enough to wait until everyone around you gets how great you are and starts celebrating you like the superstar you already know you are. Turning a competitive foe into aContinue reading “Day 238: Wet Bird Couture Presents “Count Cockatielula””

Day 235: Animal Crackers for Cockatiels

From the outside in, life as a famous and feathery celebrity seems so posh and perfect. You are celebrated and sought-after. Everyone wants to take selfies with you (and no one minds when you outshine them again and again). You wake up every day to stacks of fan mail and piles of gifts. Of course,Continue reading “Day 235: Animal Crackers for Cockatiels”

Day 232: Cockatiel in Corn Muffin Questioning

There is a reason most top-secret “black ops” agents opt for low-key cover identities. It is easy enough to blend in when your day gig doesn’t raise any eyebrows. No one follows their water meter reader or internet repair person around the block begging for selfies and beak-o-graphs. But there are also perks that comeContinue reading “Day 232: Cockatiel in Corn Muffin Questioning”

Day 229: Cockatiel Is the Muffin Master

In a wild setting, cockatiels live in enormous flocks numbering hundreds or thousands of feathers. It is glorious….but competitive. Sure, there are lots of ladybirds. But there are also lots of manbirds. Nesting sites abound. But so do their occupants. Victuals are plentiful. But at dinner time the line stretches around the block. Of course,Continue reading “Day 229: Cockatiel Is the Muffin Master”

Day 226: A Very Cute Cockatiel Chick

In the eyes of the world, you may be a successful CEO with feathers. You have your own blog. You’ve co-authored two books. Everyone wants your beak-o-graph. Clearly, you are a mover and shaker, a flapper and high-flier, someone who has a well-feathered nest and is even now leaving an inspiring legacy for future generationsContinue reading “Day 226: A Very Cute Cockatiel Chick”

Day 223: Cockatiel Ponders Chicken Versus Egg

At a certain point in every being’s life, whether feathered or featherless, it is only natural to start pondering the bigger questions of life. Who am I? Where did I come from? How did I get here? What is my purpose in life? Of course, just having feathers all over your body makes some ofContinue reading “Day 223: Cockatiel Ponders Chicken Versus Egg”

Day 220: The Cockatiel & the Breakfast Bowl

Interspecies flock life comes with all kinds of perks. You can count on always being the best-looking one in group photos. You have plenty of “beta” flock mates to boss around. If another flock member’s breakfast looks better than yours, you can poach it. Of course, the same holds true in reverse, and you can’tContinue reading “Day 220: The Cockatiel & the Breakfast Bowl”

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