Alexa’s Reach

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IMG_20190303_152958In his latest column, Morty sends off  some interesting advice to a frantic Sherri. Sherri’s still dealing with her own Alexa issues.  Morty, in his usual offbeat wisdom, also tries to pawn off one of his own technological nemesis while passing along support and suggestions to Sherri.

Read Morty’s advice to Sherri in the latest issue of Beneath the Cage Grate.

I Had Secrets

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Sherri - March issueIn Sherri’s latest submission, she finds herself wondering the extent to which Alexa (or possibly Skynet itself) knows all her secrets.  With her tablet mysteriously booting up and files being moved about, Sherri suspects that all this nefarious business is at the behest, or the invisible hand, of Alexa.

But perhaps even worse, Alexa may be using Sherri’s own secrets, secrets only Bubbles and Zack know, to tailor search results and lead her down murky web paths.

Find out how Sherri has managed to curtail Alexa’s nasty behavior (or not), and whether she can contain Alexa’s spewing of secrets onto social media here.

Check out our February Edition!

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IMG_20190203_140432The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:

  • Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might  have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
  • Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
  • Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
  • News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles  on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
  • Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.

We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!

Technology Hijinks

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Bubbles 6-16-16Sherri’s latest articles is a perfect complement to Morty’s, both offering readers cautionary tales of how technology, while useful in some ways, can also run amuck, causing chaos among all members of the household – including inquisitive birdies.

Click here to read how a Christmas gift led Sherri, Bubbles and Zack to have an interesting new year’s technological adventure.

What’s Really Contagious

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After coming down with a nasty sinus infection a week before Christmas, Sherri soon bubbles 7-4-16realizes how some of her negative behavior can quickly transfer over to the behavior and reactions of Bubbles and Zack.

Sherri observes that companion birds can help us become better people – if we acknowledge that their reactions can shine a light on problems that we might want to avoid.  There’s so much to behavior on the part of humans and birds.

Visit our Feathered Frenzy page to find out how Sherri strives to balance a zack 5-16-14busy work schedule and implement relaxation techniques to help her get “centered” when the world around her gets out of control.

Season’s Greetings from the Roost!

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To all of us here at The Roost, we want to extend our best wishes to everybirIMG_20181223_120928die for a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2019!

May your birdie stockings be brimming with your favourite nom noms and your dreams filled with visions of new toys, tasty treats and many, and oodles of scritchies and hours of playtime with your parronts.

Have a wonderful Christmas everybirdie! Stay tuned for new articles and news from The Roost’s contributors in early January!

Birds can feel the magic of the holiday season too!

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It starts on November 1, inspiring over seven weeks of bright eyes, excitement, and good behavior. It is the ringtone that only mommy can hear:  “Hello? Hi, Santa!”  Bubbles and Zack begin their posturing and charm as they know the holidays are on the horizon and they’re on Santa’s radar for good behavior!  The holidays are a fun time, and we can share that fun with our avian companions. We just have to be mindful of exercising appropriate safety precautions around the home and with other people.

Read Sherri’s inspiring and fun Feathered Frenzy article to find out more about fun ways to get your birdies excited for the upcoming holidays and safe ways to include them in the festivities.

Bird Vacation

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by Sherri Moorer

Zack and Bubbles recently had a vacation. As mom and dad headed out for a long-awaited cruise, they stayed with my parents.  It was as much a vacation for the birdies as it was for their parronts!  Zack and Bubbles definitely had new experiences.  Staying with their grandparronts, they didn’t have to get up before sunrise, and that was a treat!  They also got caught up on mommy’s favorite soap opera and got to sit outside on the screen porch every day, and, were greeted by many new people when they came by to visit.

So, while mom and dad were enjoying the sun and sand in the Bahamas, Zack and Bubbles were enjoying their own adventure with their grandparronts!

Read Sherri’s full article on Feathered Frenzy to learn about how proper socialization and good birdie behaviour is key to a rewarding and relaxing vacation for both fids and parronts.

The Roost Online – October Issue!

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October Announcement

Welcome to the October Edition of The Roost Online!  In this issue, we’ve got a story from Sherri on Halloween Hi-jinks from Bubbles and Zack, crabby yet hilarious advice from Morty, a cute new Cheeks cartoon, current bird news from social media, and a fun Sudoku game with a neat birdie twist!

As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or material you’d like to share with The Roost Online, feel free to DM us on Twitter – @theroostonline , we look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy!

Halloween Hi-jinks

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by Sherri Moorer

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We live in the woods, so we don’t get trick-or-treaters. Despite the spooky ‘vibe’ of Halloween, it turns out that people don’t really want to take an adventure down our driveway to find out what lay on the other ends of the trees. It’s just as well. Zack bit a princess twelve years ago when we were in a neighborhood. He had moral objections to trick-or-treating. The kids wanted to pet him, he thought they were mooches, and he didn’t understand why they screamed when they fed him their fingers because he should get a treat, too. It was a bad situation. Halloween has been less dramatic since we moved to family land in 2008.

Of course, that means we’ve had to find other ways to celebrate the holiday.

Find out how Zack, Bubbles and the family celebrate Halloween on Feathered Frenzy.