I have posted in the past how the birds, Shade in particular, seemed receptive to when I don't feel well and, on such occasions, are more cuddly and better behaved.
Yesterday, they showed that once more.
My grandmother passed away earlier in the day. Needless to say when I got home I was grief stricken, although I knew it was just a matter of time for it to happen. Generally the birds are crazy in the afternoon - yesterday, not so much. Not once did any of the Littles do anything that needed an intervention. Piper and Shade were on my shoulders, snuggling close, the Red-bellied parrots were standing on the computer desk, either preening or taking a nap, Zuri kept to himself on the atom and Petey kept quietly to the Boy's side.
I can't say how much I appreciated how calm they remained and their demeanour actually helped me calm down as well.