When I am working, I sit at the table in the corner of the room. I have my back to the wall & face the room, with a good view of all the feathery goings-on.
Cagney, Bezukhov & Phineas also have a good view of me sitting there. This only appears to be of importance to Phineas. He knows exactly where I am if he requires my attention. The attention is usually for one of two things: a regurgitation session or a hand jive session.
In the video below, you can see Phinny hanging off the side of the Manor, willing me to go over. The reason he keeps running off to the right is because he wants me to go to a specific regurgitation/jiggy-jiggy location.
You will also notice he flies towards me at one point. This happens if I am not quick enough to attend to him. He does repeated flyovers until I succumb to his will.
Over time, I have noticed a gradual arc of poops in my working corner, corresponding to his flyovers. I have found poop on my papers, on my laptop, around the wall & on my pictures. I am amazed that of all these poops, not one has landed on me. Yet.
Poop on picture to my right
Poop on picture behind me
Poop on laptop
3 August 2013
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Since Phineas has been getting some attention from Thomas, he no longer looks to me for attention. I have missed the regular regurgitating sessions & also the hand jives. I feel a little embarrassed to say I have felt somewhat insecure when he ignores me, though I tell myself it is good he has a feathery companion.
However, the other day, he graced me with a brief “bot rub” & a “gurgy”. To say I was happy would be an understatement! Underneath that independent, too-grown-up-for-mama exterior, he still loves me!
Phinny showing affection
11 April 2013
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Phineas has discovered mirrors. He has one in his cage that is part of his swing. He has only ever given it a cursory thump. Recently, I have noticed him giving it a little more attention, but we are just talking seconds.
When they are all out, I often hanging the swinging perch with mirror from the landing platform. This has four perches on it – plenty for three boys to share. It has a mirror next to the two lower perches. For the first time ever, Phineas has actually given the handsome fellow staring back at him the time of day. This has happened, I suspect, because Cagney & Bezukhov were otherwise engaged (preening and/or snoozing). The handsome fellow in the mirror was probably making eyes at him & was difficult to resist. Fortunately, I managed to get this all on film…..