Of Foul Beaks & Bot Sleuths: Beneath the Cage Grate

Morty’s latest Beneath the Cage Grate column finds him wondering about the status of a flock of African Grey parrots in Lincolnshire Park who recently added some shock ‘n awe to their adoring onlookers by sharing some rather off-color language. In his November column, Morty tries to track these characters down to see how they’re faring since their ‘relocation’ due to bad behavior.

While bemusing the antics of his Grey cousins, Morty is at the same time somewhat enjoying the ongoing shenanigans of his crazy bot housemates. Alexa and Roomba are determined to apprehend the tomato thief that continues to terrorize the garden patch, but their detective skills and actions leave Morty both laughing and also trying to defend himself to mum against unfounded accusations of complicity.

A must read!

Boxing Alexa: Beneath the Cage Grate

Oh dear, it seems Morty’s efforts to finally rid his household of his arch nemesis Alexa was thwarted yet again.

A new apartment, packing boxes, and the prospect of shipping the dreaded bot off to the second-hand store was just too good to be true, much to Morty’s chagrin.

Catch up on this month’s issue of Beneath the Cage Grate to find out the lengths, and depths, Morty attempted to finally bid farewell to his annoying roommate.

Bratbird: Beneath the Cage Grate

Morty’s latest escapade takes him on a mission to right the wrongs perpetrated by an errant little Goldfinch who’s wreaking havoc in mum’s garden.

Morty confronts this pipsqueak and demands it refrain from damaging any more of mum’s beloved plants.

However, Bratbird’s reaction to Morty’s plea only inflates his feathers! See how Morty deals with this little upstart in the August issue of Beneath the Cage Grate.

Cat Lady Fingers Anyone! Beneath the Cage Grate

MortyYou know when they say ‘if it’s too good to be true’ it probably is… well it was very true for Morty’s Twitter friends, Beach Beaks recently!

After receiving a disturbing letter from King Olaf, our in-house intrepid investigator was on the case.  What he discovered was very dark.

All birdies need to know what happened to King Olaf and his Beach Beaks flock so you too can be on the look out for sneaky tricks and evil deeds our humans sometimes try to pull on us!

Catch up with Morty in the latest edition of Beneath the Cage Grate to see what happened to poor King Olaf and Beach Beaks birdies – and learn the key signs of when you’re about to be duped by your humans.

Spa Schma, it’s a trap, it’s a trap I say!!!

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign: Beneath the Cage Grate

20200602_084228Poor Morty, coupled with Lockdown madness and masked humans, his bot buddy Alexa has recently ratcheted up her silliness to a whole new level.

Seems Morty is now being told where to go, what to do and how to do it in Sign form…

If this craziness continues, Morty is going to make his own sign for Alexa, and you can bet it will not be parrot – or bot, friendly 🙂

Find out what Morty has been dealing with of late n the June edition of Beneath the Cage Grate.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Lockdown Madness

IMG_20200429_095722It seems that this whole coronavirus Lockdown thing is really getting to Morty.

The bots are getting out of hand and mom is busy learning some strange new language that has Morty confounded and confused – and miffed.

The May issue of Beneath The Cage Grate will definitely help raise your spirit, and once again leave you wondering how Morty manages to stay sane (sort of) in his zany household.

Beneath the Cage Grate: That’s Some Fine Toast Indeed!

IMG_20200401_113106What do you get when you combine Morty’s ever-present wit, his best bot buddies and an intriguing new word (corona) – you get  more Morty hilarity and levity of course!

In April’s Beneath the Cage Grate, Morty is educated (by know-it-all Alexa) on the origins of the word ‘Corona’.  He’s also introduced to Roomba’s new tag game buddy.

And FINALLY, Morty gets to snack on a piece of that special toast!

Read about Morty’s latest adventure here.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Bot Basics 101

IMG_20200227_103116In this month’s Beneath The Cage Grate edition, Morty crafts a mischievous response to South Carolina’ pals Zack and Bubbles in their plea for help dealing with their own out-of-control artificial intelligence issues.

We all know Morty’s recent ‘issues’ with Alexa, so it’s not hard to imagine some of the quirky tips he’s going to pass on to Zack and Bubbles.

Check out the March issue of Beneath The Cage Grate here.

Beneath the Cage Grate:The Best Toast I Never Had…

The February 2020 edition of Beneath The Cage Grate is yet another laugh-out-loud hootenanny.  In this issue, we find our favorite feathered sleuth on a mission to find out why his mum is raving about her new toaster – and a very expensive loaf of bread.

IMG_20200202_130446Drama is never far removed when Morty is zeroing in on something, and the case of his missing toast is yet another dramatic event

Catch up with Morty here to find how his latest adventure with the new toaster and pricey loaf of bread will become yet another Morty classic!