Bonsai Birdie: Beneath the Cage Grate

Oh dear, poor Morty’s mum has a bonsai heist (and sale) going on right under her own nose. Morty has designs on ‘his’ windowsill and he’s prepared to go to great lengths to secure it!

Catch up with Morty here to find out how his planned sale of mum’s bonsai trees goes spectacularly sideways!

Roomba 1 – Alexa, Egged: Beneath the Cage Grate

Easter egg hunts are usually lots of fun, but for Roomba and Alexa, their recent Easter egg hunt resulted in a chain of events that left egg on Alexa’s face, and poor Roomba scrambled. Morty tags along (towards the end of this tale) and is rewarded for being the wise parrot that he is – and for avoiding a major brush up with property residents! Find out how this eventful Easter egg hunt unfolded here.

It’s A Mad Bot World! Beneath the Cage Grate

A new year, a mad bot! Alexa hasn’t quite gotten over having her Christmas present taken away from her. Just when mum thought she could enjoy some time visiting with neighbors, Alexa decides it’s time to bring out the forbidden Christmas present and go for a spin: what could possibly go wrong? Catch up with Morty in his February ’22 Beneath the Cage Grate to find out indeed what could – and did go wrong!

Christmas’s Aftermath at Morty’s House: Beneath the Cage Grate

Happy New Year everybirdie!

Morty sends greetings – and a call for help! It seems Santa Claws’s present for Alexa proved fateful, or ill-fated, or disastrous… Call it what you will, but the chaos that ensued following the unwrapping of one particular present created quite the kerfuffle, with Morty and mom still recovering! Read all about Morty’s 2021 Christmas ‘entertainment’ here.

Two Bots & the Beetles: Beneath the Cage Grate

Most gardens are quiet spaces where birds flutter about and the flowers grow in beautiful silence… this is not the case in Morty’s mum’s garden it seems.

Besieged by plant marauders and flying monsters, Alexa and Roomba attempt another garden battle with some mischievous critters.

This edition is definitely one for the history books! Head on over to the September ’21 Beneath the Cage Grate column and prepare to laugh along with Morty over the latest garden skirmishes!

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