YES MORTY, PULL THAT WEED! Beneath the Cage Grate

IMG_20190701_121656It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and Morty is in hot water yet again.

After refusing mom’s prompting to learn to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ – and his impromptu, naughty back turn on mom – Morty enlists  the mischievous Alexa to help him mend fences with mom by weeding her garden.

What could possibly go wrong: A LOT!

Head over to the July issue of Beneath The Cage Grate and read about the trouble and chaos this dynamic duo cause in mom’s garden and in the shared greenhouses nearby.  You’ll look at flowers in a whole new way after reading Morty’s latest garden misadventure!

Bird Watching with Alexa: Beneath the Cage Grate

The other day I was talking with Alexa and I asked her if she might give me some suggestions for a hobby I might pursue. We came to an agreement that bird watching might be a good hobby for me. I could exit right out my window and glide down to the ground below. Alexa could roll out the window and bounce as she hits the ground. We could go bird watching together…- Morty

IMG_20190603_094118What could possibly go wrong with these two on a field trip?  Well, you guessed it, things go hysterically sideways!

Read Morty’s June Beneath the Cage Grate submission to find out how he and Alexa ‘disagree’ on bird watching etiquette!

Alexa, por quoi?

IMG_20190331_154100Do not adjust your screen!  Morty has it on good authority that Sherri’s Alexa Tablet is conspiring to ‘help’ Sherri publish new writings IN FRENCH!  It seems Morty’s Alexa, who’s always one step ahead, has passed on her mischievous (some may say devious) behaviours to Sherri’s device (what could possibly go wrong…).

Aside from Sherri’s Alexa trials, Morty also regales us on his ongoing strife with his demonic technological nemesis.  Check out April’s Morty’s Column here.

Beneath the Cage Grate: Vroom Vroom Roomba

img_20190104_115009Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because of that runaway Roomba Alexa gave mother for Christmas!  Honestly, I could just spit seeds!  Just when you thought it was safe to take a stroll around the apartment, that ditzy Alexa strikes again!

Morty’s challenges with Alexa continue.  Visit Morty’s Column to read his hilarious take on Alexa’s gift for mum.

Halloween Hi-jinks

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.

Morty the Crank

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In the October edition, Morty has been called upon to provide advice to a distraught apartment dweller whose birdie companions are becoming too noisy for the neighbors.  This parront is desperate for a soundproofing solution to her problem.  Morty may have just the answer – but, there are a few bugs to be worked out first. As a side note, Morty’s dealing with his own issues regarding noise and remote controls (and Alexa) that are making him rather cranky.

Read Morty’s hilarious yet cranky response on Beneath the Cage Grate.  Y’all might want to put your remote controls and appliances on lock down before reading, just in case!