One member of the YT household that remains completely unruffled by the kreppa is Polly the cockatiel. For old Polly the day revolves around waking up, climbing onto the perch in her cage that allows her to access her food, dropping back down to the bottom and proceeding with the arduous task of trying to hatch her current clutch of three hazelnuts.
Indeed, Polly’s devotion to her nuts is so excessive that various other bodily functions must take a back seat. Like, say, taking a poop. This excessive accumulation of, er, waste, has YT slightly worried, so every day at approximately the same time, I very gently insert my hand into the cage and remove Polly to the bathroom where she is instructed to empty her bowels. Preferably in the toilet, although the floor will do.
This evening, rather than taking Polly straight back to the cage, I put her down on the bathroom counter while attending to something. She went straight for the water on the side of the sink, crouched down, rubbed her beak in it and BEGGED for a bath. Out came the plant mister, Polly was spritzed into a fit of birdbath ecstasy [seriously, it has to be witnessed], after which she was placed in the warm glow of an artificial sun to dry off.
I know she looks like the most pathetic thing ever, but really, she’s ecstatic.
IT’S TURNED BALMY
Highs of around 7°C today and really mild. All the snow has melted and today it rained cats and dogs and cockatiels, which cleared the air in a big way. EPI and I put on our rain gear and headed out, only to get SOAKED to the bone. Still, I love the balmy temps … makes me think spring is just around the corner, even though I know it will take a few more weeks and I’ll be missing the snow in no time. Currently 6°C [43F], sunrise was at 9.22 and sunset at 6.02 [oh my!].