Pretty little liar

Flipper and Sunny are both on my desk. They are looking out the window and I’m working.
I’m responding to emails.
Or trying to because the feathered trouble-makers keep interrupting.
They vocalize. And make “faces”: it’s a case of cute and cuter : )

Finally I gave in – I stop working and play with them for a few minutes.
First Flipper. We go around the room several times. I want her to fly a little.
(Mixing exercise with play.)

Flipper and SunnyFlipper goes back on the desk stand;
it’s Sunny’s turn to play.

I’m only on my second tour around the room
with Sunny when I hear a mayhem coming from
Flipper: a whole bunch of high-pitch sounds.

That’s normally a sign of someone approaching
the front door.
I come back to the window and look outside. No one there.

Flipper is now quiet and has the look, “My turn. Pick me up!”
I start laughing and pick up the pretty little liar : )

To those of you who know birds and know Amazon parrots are normally honest:
Flipper grew up with an African Grey.
And she behaves more like a Grey than an Amazon.

Avian cognition and communication research
Dr. Pepperberg, in a 30-year experiment at Brandeis University and Harvard,
showed that Alex, an African Grey, had the intelligence of a 5 year-old human.
The findings of Dr. Pepperberg are used to help children with learning disabilities.

Well, if I want to get any work done today, Sunny and Flipper
need to get off my desk and go to their room : )


/Comments/in Pets R Family,Work Life Balance/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

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