5 January 2017
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Compared to other years, 2016 saw many changes in the flock.
The year began with just Bezukhov & Phineas, having lost Cagney a few months before. Bezukhov & Phineas were unlikely friends, given their history; Phineas originally disliked Bezukhov because he was jealous he was Cagney’s buddy. Probably due to Bezukhov’s patience & tolerance, he & Phineas gradually developed a good friendship.
In March, they were joined by Dalai. We now had three very different personalities in the flock: Bezukhov the easy-going one, Phineas the ‘full-on’ one & Dalai the independent one. They all found their own place in the flock & things were ticking over nicely. Then we lost Phineas.
Bezukhov & Dalai struck up a friendship that I think had its grounds in both thinking Phineas was a little bit annoying. With Phineas gone, they both gradually settled into a comfortable routine which I then upset by introducing two new & young blue birds to the flock. At the time of writing, flock dynamics are still being sorted out.
So, we start 2017 in a very different place to when we started 2016. We look forward to all the new (hopefully happy) happenings & challenges ahead of us, but will still occasionally stop & remember the memorable moments & marvellous characters that have brought us to this point.
Bezukhov and Phineas
Phineas sitting with Cagney
Bezukhov & Phineas
Dalai chatting with Bezukhov
Happy New Year.