Being Brave with Bruce: Hay Is for Hibernating

Being a box turtle means you have a cozy home ready and waiting anytime you are in the mood for some you-time. When it is warm out, you might feel like staying out late, making hay while the sun shines, so to speak. But when temperatures cool down and the days grow short, you areContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Hay Is for Hibernating”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Silver Lining

Into every life a little rain must fall. This is to be expected. What is not quite so expected, however, is when the rain falls indoors. What is really not expected is when the indoor rain falls directly on top of you. Let’s say you are just minding your own indoor business, secure in theContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Silver Lining”

Resting in Place with Malti: Couch Sharing

As a shelled being, you may tend to stay fairly slow and low to the ground (on account of how short you are and how heavy your shell is). But this doesn’t mean you are unaware of who is who in your little interspecies flock. With so many flock mates from different species, figuring outContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Couch Sharing”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association

You know what they say. A muffin a day makes your true love stay. Or it makes your cuteness remain. Or something like that. In any case, a muffin is always a good idea. Muffins are very tasty. And you look plump and perfect consuming them. This means you radiate even more “cuteness.” Which isContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Cute By Association”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Let Your Beak Shine Brightly

As a gourmet connoisseur with feathers, it doesn’t take long to notice different diners have different rating systems. For example, your large featherless flock mates like to use stars. Which is okay. It could be worse. Like shells or something. Feathers would be better. But the best – by far – is to show ratherContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Let Your Beak Shine Brightly”

Resting in Place with Malti: Neck Pats Are Nice

Resting is nice. Resting feels good. It is fun and relaxing. But after you have been resting in place for awhile, it can start to get old. You might quite understandably begin to feel restless. Bored, even. This is always the right moment to book some spa services. For example, you might opt for aContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Neck Pats Are Nice”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Snooze Button

Sheltering in place should be its own sport. Perils await right out of the starting gate….at least if you happen to be one of the large featherless beings. For starters….jammies. They are comfy. Naps. They do a body good. And happy hour? How about every hour! When you are born covered in soft downy feathers, youContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Snooze Button”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Feathers and the Fur

Sometimes old sayings are the truest sayings. Birds of a feather flock together. Hear, hear. Especially if they happen to be fetching and feathery eligible ladybirds and you are a single, solo and suave manly manbird. Yet not everyone shares your (wise and wonderful) world view. Let’s say you happen to live in an interspeciesContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: the Feathers and the Fur”

Being Brave with Bruce: Smooth Box Turtle Moves

There’s no delicate way to say it. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. But how can you know for sure that you’ve got it? One good way to know is to check on either side of your head. Do you see bright orange cheek patches? Yup. You’ve got it. Another way to know forContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Smooth Box Turtle Moves”

Being Brave with Bruce: Warmer Days to Come

If you love to sleep, there is no better species to be than a box turtle. Talk about a sleep maestro! When everyone else is slogging through the cold and the damp and the windy that is the cold season, you are hunkered down for an extended restful snooze. (On a side note, this handilyContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Warmer Days to Come”

Resting in Place with Malti: Little Tortle Bubble

Being small and slow and shelled, many other beings automatically assume you don’t know how to do tricks. Their eyes, always scanning the near horizon for things to see and do, pass right by you without a second look. Their loss. The truth is, not everyone has the eyes to see your smarts, your strength,Continue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Little Tortle Bubble”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Rise and Shine

Into every day a little (or a lot) of uncertainty may fall. The same might be said of certain years. Yet each new sunrise brings with it another choice. You can tuck your soft downy head back under your soft downy wing. Or you can rise and shine to greet the day. The more enthusiasticContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Rise and Shine”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Special Biscuits

Some days are tougher than others. Heck, some years are tougher than others. This is when we need small daily doses of brightness, goodness, sweetness, the most. Let’s say you wake up one morning and your entire small round feathery body has decided it is a good day to molt. You are not in theContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Special Biscuits”

Being Brave with Bruce: Looking Up

Low to the ground is a very interesting place to live. There is so much to see and do! When you keep your eyes on the ground, you will be the first to spot that plump and perfectly slow escargot arriving just in time for your noon repast. Fixing your eyes on the low horizonContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Looking Up”

Resting in Place with Malti: Little Tortoise People

Being born with a shell on your back means you get used to shells fairly early in life. Like right on Day One. Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said for everyone else. It isn’t your fault your shell is really cute. Or curved. Or colorful. You can’t help it if it came fully loadedContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Little Tortoise People”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: a Perfect Parrot

It doesn’t take much time at all living in an interspecies flock before you realize that the tuneless squawking that your large featherless assistant calls “words” can cause a lot of confusion. Take the word “perfect,” for example. To your featherless biographer, this word has several definitions, each modified by time, place, personality and circumstance.Continue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: a Perfect Parrot”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Born Brave

As the old saying goes, “it is always five o’clock somewhere.” And everyone knows what five o’clock is – dinnertime. In other words, somebody, somewhere, is always on the prowl for their dinner. As a plump, round and delicious prey species, you are always on the menu. Which basically means you are born brave. ChoosingContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Born Brave”

Resting in Place with Malti: Tag for Treats

Spend enough time on this small round blue and green planet, and you will start to realize that just because another being looks exactly like you doesn’t mean you will be automatic friends. Of course it is great when that happens. But it is just as possible that your bestie might look very different thanContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Tag for Treats”

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