2 August 2015
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Previously I had posted that the string holding the willow perch in the Manor had been untied (click here for the post). The Toyboys were the obvious culprits yet now I am not so sure….
We have had another incident when a knot became ‘not a knot’.
Tied around the bottom of their rope perch on the outside of the Manor, is a toy with pieces of wood & beads on leather. This is how it usually looks:
But this is how it looked after the incident:
Using all my powers of deduction, logical thinking, formulas, calculations & behavioural psychology analysis, I am now thinking that Phineas is the Phantom Un-knotter.
Oh… plus if you look very, very closely at the photo above, you will see he has been placed at the scene of the crime & if I may say, looking a tad smug at what he had so expertly achieved.
18 June 2015
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Recently I asked myself a searching question:
When is a knot not a knot?
Fortunately, the toyboys helped me come to an answer:
When it is untied.
Those clever boys like chewing on pieces of string. There is a piece of string holding up their willow perch. I noticed Cagney & Bezukhov had untied it. Fortunately I noticed it before the silly boys jumped on the unstable perch.
Now I am always checking that the knot is still knotted.
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….
14 April 2013
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It was only a brief, minor event, but one I feel that is worth documenting.
The boys were all out & doing their thing. I went over to talk to them. Phineas was on the top of the manor. He looked down at me & without a second thought, jumped on my spectacles!
For a moment I felt that I had a fluffy fascinator that had fallen down.
He was there for only seconds. It was planned. Not an accident. I am not sure where he got the audacity from but either way, it confirms he is a very naughty boy.
15 October 2012
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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!
Shh…. she’s coming!
6 November 2011
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The last couple of evenings have been hectic. I feel I know what it must be like to run a creche.
The good news is that puddings & toyboys have not been bothered by any loud bangs from fireworks.
The bad news is that the toyboys are naughty boys! Cagney is obviously the most naughty, but Bezukhov has not been far behind. Cagney has been relentlessly pursuing Raspy for a kiss & has even jumped on her back (how disrespectful!) Raspy is NOT succumbing to his “charms”.
Last night Raspy was in & out the Ferplast & I was up & down opening & closing the Ferplast cage door, either to lock her in or let her out when she wanted to stretch her wings. Surprisingly, for most of her time in the Ferplast, Bezukhov kept her company. Bezukhov was pestering Raspy more than usual, but that’s allowed as he is her boyfriend but she still “squiggled” at him to get out of her face… off her tail… & off her back….
Cagney appeared a little lonely not having his mate to run around with, but it was his own fault for not leaving Raspy alone! He still gave attention to Atilla but even there he was naughty, force-feeding her regurgitated seed that landed up all down her face, neck & back. He’s been such a handful!
Several times, yesterday evening, Bezukhov & Raspy boogie-woogied in the comfort & relative privacy of the locked Ferplast. That incensed Cagney as he desperately wanted to join in. At one point, when Cagney was chasing Raspy around the Manor, I managed to grab him & lock him in the Ferplast on his own. There was a collective sigh of relief in the Manor. I did not have the heart to lock him up for long though, as he was pacing/flying & squarking like mad. As soon as I let him loose again, he made a beeline for Raspy.
The end result was bedtime in separate cages: Atilla & Cagney in the Manor & Raspy & Bezukhov tucked up in the Ferplast.