Sweet Birdie Vindication: Beneath the Cage Grate

Games can be fun, especially during long winter nights. Add Alexa and some guest bots to a game of Hide ‘n Seek though and you have the ingredients for mischief… and (short-lived) birdie jail time…

Morty’s January ’23 Beneath the Cage Grate column will leave you laughing and worrying for our poor Morty, fooled again by his bot nemesis Alexa!

Happy New Year Everybirdie!

Turkey Takeout Take Down: Beneath the Cage Grate

Poor Morty’s mum, she was anticipating savoring the enjoyment of a Thanksgiving takeout dinner, brought right to the door, no fuss, no muss. Well, let’s just say that didn’t transpire – for Morty’s mum anyway.

Head on over to Morty’s column to find out where – and who, enjoyed the turkey and mashed potatoes and who ended up locked up (but with a full tummy)!

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!

My Ears, My Ears: Beneath the Cage Grate

Let’s face it, some of us just can’t sing. I know I can’t. Well, Morty wants to share his assessment of Alexa’s ‘screeching’ talent in his June ’22 issue of Beneath the Cage Grate. It seems even bots can have delusions of grandeur and over-rated skill. Maybe it was the pizza, or maybe it was Roomba cheering her on. Whatever the motivation, everyone will appreciate Morty’s take on Alexa’s ill-fated attempt to join the choir.

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.

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