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!

Dear Santa…: Beneath the Cage Grate

Happy December 1st Everybirdie!

It’s that time of year when all the good little birdies & bots prepare their Christmas letters and wish lists for Santa. And oh yes, Morty has been busy finalizing his wish list and eavesdropping on those of his botmates.

Morty’s mom has collected everyone’s letters & wish lists and is graciously sharing with everybirdie! Read Morty’s and his botmates’ Christmas wish lists 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!

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!

Zoom Zoom Alexa: Beneath the Cage Grate

IMG_20191230_140702Morty’s Christmas was a success – mostly.  He was of course showered with toys from Santa Claws, and his two sidekicks also received cool presents from the jolly fellow.

However, Morty is dismayed with one of his roommate’s Christmas haul – and her subsequent experimentation with her new ‘toy’.

Read Morty’s January edition of Beneath the Cage Grate and judge for yourself whether Morty’s Christmas wishes for Alexa and Roomba came true!

Dear Santa…: Beneath the Cage Grate

Dear Santa Claws… Claus

MortyPoor Santa, he has his hands full this year with the Christmas wishes from Alexa, Morty and Roomba as there appears to be some ‘issues’ ruffling a few wires and feathers between them!

The December edition of Beneath the Cage Grate finds Alexa, Morty and Roomba  once again at odds, with their respective Letters to Santa reflecting quite the tryst –  and the lengths each will go to spoil each other’s Christmas celebrations.

It’s also fair to say that Morty’s mom may want to read what her housemates have requested from Santa, before Christmas day arrives, to perhaps avoid the beginnings of a new, chaotic tradition!

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.

The Roost Online – October Issue!

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!

Morty the Crank

Morty - October edition

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!

Twin Lakes Images

Photography by Mark Pouley

Seagroves Walks

Notes and photographs of my morning walks at Seagroves Farm Park in Apex, NC.

Max's Blogo-Saurus

Reflections of a dinosaur-crazed student

Exploring the Landscape

A blog about getting outside