Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Sentry Duty

How lucky I am to have Bezukhov in the flock.  His level-headedness & responsible manner are a great boon, especially considering the other flock members are the flirty Cagney & the incorrigible Phineas.

What recent event has reminded me of Bezukhov’s value?  The roof latch of the Manor had been opened.

Again.

I have posted previously about this problem: A Bid For Freedom & Brainstorming Session.  This time though, Bezukhov saw the potential for mutiny & clearly wanted to keep the status quo.  He resolved this by standing guard over the opened latch.

 

It is possible he had been there awhile by the time I discovered this anomaly as he looked quite sleepy.  He certainly was behaving above & beyond the call of duty.

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Brainstorming session

Further to my previous post on the toyboys bid for freedom, I report that they have not given up on staging a daring escape bid.

The toyboys thought they were having a secret meeting but I overheard a heated discussion & had to investigate.  I found both Cagney & Bezukhov studying the roof latch on the Manor.

It seems that Cagney thought the best solution to unlock it would be to give the latch a good eyeballing.  Bezukhov was most unimpressed with this idea & thought a more practical approach of sliding it across would be more effective.  Fortunately, they did not manage to come to an agreement so the escape plan was called off…

Temporarily, I have to assume….

A bid for freedom

The toyboys’ bid for freedom has been thwarted!

I was a little suspicious that they had been spending a lot of time on the roof of the manor.  Whenever I approached they immediately looked guilty & shuffled their feet.  When I asked them what they were up to I never got a coherent reply, although this was fairly normal…

Anyway, unfortunately for the boys, I discovered what they were up to.  They had managed to unlock the roof latch!  This was no mean feat, as you have to pull it out & then swing it sideways.  Clearly it was a two-budgie job.

Naturally, I locked it again & now I check it frequently.  The boys will have to find something else naughty to do!