So, these are what used to be my pot holders. That is until my parrot Casper discovered them. Now they are one of his favorite hangout spots and I have new pot holders hidden on the other side of the fridge. They also are a great place to hide pine nuts, one of his reasons for living. It doesn’t seem to matter how many bird toys I buy for him, he always seems to find something of mine he’d rather play with, or rather, in. In this way, we are a bit alike. While I buy my basic supplies at art supply stores, I find more inspiration in everyday items like candy. So I guess I lucked out in finding a pet that likes to live — and play — outside the box.
Here he is mining for pine nuts:
And here with the fruits of his labor: