I now have 10 followers on the WordPress version of my blog versus the 11 i boasted on Blogger (two of those followers were the same person). Confession: I am following myself, not because I am desperate to increase my stats but rather because I want to make sure each new blog entry is emailed to the others. Uhn huh.
The opposite of follower is leader. Honestly, I am more comfortable following than leading though I am sometimes in the latter position by default at the office (i.e. being the oldest person there and having survived several health care reforms).
In other news, I was up with the birds this morning. Actually, it was so early they were still sleeping under cover. Apparently a good night’s sleep discourages egg-laying so we try to keep the females covered at least 12 hours straight so that they get their beauty sleep and have less time to think about nesting.
I heard Limoncello, our Linnie, stirring under the covers first, her birdy oink-oinks letting me know she was awake. Between the oinks I heard what was clearly the faint whistle of the Addam’s Family theme. Now that’s definitely Eugene’s shtick (he copied famous social media cockatiel Pidgey after listening to me play it over and over again on instagram).
Linnies are known to whistle but not the females. Linnies also like to burrow which is what Limoncello “Chelly” is doing now between the two layers of newspaper flyer lining the bottom of her cage. Hope that’s not a sign of nesting!
Happy Sunday to the followers and leaders alike!