12 June 2014
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Recently, whilst Bezukhov was poorly & not his usual self, I noticed that Cagney spent more time with Phineas.
This seemed like a natural thing to happen, being as Phineas could be found every which way Cagney turned anyway. However, there were a couple of occasions when Phineas was desperate to regurgitate & Cagney reciprocated. I caught one of these moments on video:
Each time it was over very quickly & Cagney immediately returned to Bezukhov’s side. It suggests his bond with Bezukhov is strong, yet he is unable to resist the opportunity to flirt, particularly with the recent temporary absence of flirting sessions with Bezukhov. Bezukhov certainly noticed Cagney’s indiscretions but due to being unwell, chose not to react.
Of more concern to me was Phineas. This is the attention that he craves & certainly from the one he most craves it from! How pleased I was to see Phinny get some ‘lurving’, yet it worried me that Cagney was leading him on. Would it make him more jealous than he already is?
Well, Bezukhov is back to his usual self now, so there has been no more exchanging of seed between Cagney & Phineas. Phinny seems no worse. He has not taken things out on Bezukhov (any more than usual). He still adores Cagney. I cannot see that ever changing, however Cagney behaves.
22 March 2014
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Phineas still adores Cagney. As soon as Cagney moves, Phineas is there, right in front of him, following behind him or above him on the bars.
Cagney, did you call?
Cagney does not feel the same way about Phineas. If truth be told, I believe Cagney gets frustrated at not being about to move without having to push past Phineas. Sometimes he cannot eat because Phineas is trying to kiss him at the same time. As nice as it must be to have such attention, it must be wearing to have it all the time!
Phineas tries too hard with Cagney. He does not know when to stop or to hold back. Add to this, that he chases Bezukhov away as he wants Cagney all to himself. This action in itself would not endear him to Cagney as Cagney is very fond of his mate Bezukhov. It certainly does not endear him to Bezukhov. There are times when Bezukhov stops Phineas in his tracks to engage him in a conversation. Phineas seems surprised by this & although he tentatively gives Bezukhov a listening ear, does not appear to respond or further the conversation.
Bezukhov is particularly wary of Phineas as there have been about 3 occasions when he has not run away quick enough & Phineas has grabbed him by the wing or the head (when leaning over the top of the cage).
Probably unsurprisingly, Cagney & Bezukhov have not wanted Phineas to sleep overnight with them. They make this quite clear. During the evening, as it comes to bedtime, if Phineas sits in Manor loft area, both Cagney & Bezukhov will vacate it. Read more of this post