Monday, January 30, 2012

The phases of sulking Joey

First, start off the morning trying to attack your owner's elbow and every time she removes you, fly back and land rather abruptly.

Try to attack her fingers through the glass of the computer desk - that will get you removed again.

Continue to fly back and land rather aggressively - which of course will get you removed again.

When she says "enough" fly to the couch and make sure to turn your back at her. This might make her feel guilty.

Keep the guilt trip going for a few minutes.

Start making cute little noises, but make sure you keep ignoring her.

After a few minutes of that, occasionally look over your shoulder - be sure to give her the sad parrot eye if she ever would be looking in your direction while you are looking over your shoulder.

Move over to the tree between the couch and her, getting closer. You can opt to now be facing in her direction.

Once you've been there for a bit and she's realized you've moved closer, you can attempt to fly back to the computer desk, choosing to land nicely this time and to display no aggression whatsoever.

If you have done all steps properly, she might let you sit there now.


Anonymous said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and love all the pictures. I have many animal children but no feathered children. I've learned a lot from reading about your feathered kids and hope you continue to enrich your readers lives with your story!
Keep up the great work!

Catey - United States

Natacha said...

Thank you so much for those kind words!