You know how they tell you to make sure you get up from your computer at regular intervals to walk around when you’re working? I’ve discovered a neat alternative to using a timer. It’s called “Cardinal Alarm.”
I’ve written before about the cardinals who visit my balcony each day. Well, these birds have discovered that I can sometimes be found at my computer during the day, which is right next to the window in our bedroom that faces the side of our balcony. When they show up and don’t find any peanuts, they have started checking to see if I’m at the computer. If they spot me or hear my voice, they jump up and down and let me know in their own language that they think I’m wonderful for supplying them with peanuts and could they please have some more? Well, that’s what I like to think they’re saying. Actually, I think their impatience has something to do with the screeching baby bird noises coming from across the street.
Stretch of course has found his own alternative to feeding his cardinal friends, one that doesn’t interrupt his morning snack.