Day 313: Cornflake Convention

Day 313: Cornflake Convention

Sometimes when you accept an offer of leadership from one group of small crunchy beings, other similar groups then come out of the, well, cardboard to ask you. But you can’t accept every invitation you get. It is up to each group of beings to convince you to say “yes.” Author: Shannon Cutts Co-Author: Pearl … Continue reading

Day 312: The Crunchy Contest

Day 312: The Crunchy Contest

When you are very cute and feathery, everyone wants to be around you. This also makes you an extremely desirable leadership choice for groups of beings who need lots of, well, leadership. Author: Shannon Cutts Co-Author: Pearl Cutts   p.s. Pearl is very excited about his new online SHOP!  He invites all of his VIP fans (yes, that means YOU) … Continue reading

Day 311: De-Seeding

Day 311: De-Seeding

When you are the Head of Security for your casa, sometimes you get presented with a particularly complex security issue. For example, let’s say a band of seeds has decided to stow away inside a hunk of delicious fresh-baked bread. Like a particularly crunchy Trojan Horse, they figured they’d be able to sneak into the … Continue reading

Day 310: A-Game Training, Part 2

Day 310: A-Game Training, Part 2

Sometimes even after intensive A-game training, you may determine your props are simply too (er) green to make the cut. When this occurs, you have two options. Option 1 – continue the training, hoping for a miraculous turnaround. Option 2 – improvise with what you’ve got. Author: Shannon Cutts Co-Author: Pearl Cutts   p.s. Pearl is very … Continue reading

Day 309: A-Game Training, Part 1

Day 309: A-Game Training, Part 1

As a high (um) flying super(bird)model, your fans expect you to bring your A-game to every photo shoot. This is no problem if it is a “solo” shoot, of course. But sometimes you are scheduled to work with props. So you also have to arrive at every shoot prepared to do some emergency “A-game training”….just in … Continue reading

Day 308: Bad Feather Day

Day 308: Bad Feather Day

In featherless culture, it is common to explain away a less-polished appearance by saying you are having a “bad hair day.” The moment you say this, everyone shakes their head in sympathy – no explanation needed. What is lesser known is that this works just as well when you have feathers. Let’s say, for example, you are … Continue reading

Day 307: VIP Guard Duty

Day 307: VIP Guard Duty

On certain rare occasions, a dignitary so important, so well-known, so beloved, comes into town that even local famous residents come calling. Some might even be asked to serve as an “honorary guard” for the visiting dignitary. This, of course, is a singular honor few beings ever receive. Author: Shannon Cutts Co-Author: Pearl Cutts   … Continue reading

Day 306: Face Plant

Day 306: Face Plant

When you have feathers and have lived long enough among the large featherless beings, you will inevitably learn a “face plant” is something most of them try to avoid. But this (like so many other aspects of featherless culture) is just because they don’t know how to do it right. Luckily, you are on hand to offer gentle guidance where … Continue reading

Day 305: Negotiating Overtime

Day 305: Negotiating Overtime

There is nothing like being famous and feathery to make you really treasure your down-time. So when your services are needed on an “overtime” basis, you want to make sure the compensation is well worth it. Luckily, negotiating overtime pay is easy when you make it very clear what you want. Emphasize this enough and you won’t … Continue reading

Day 304: Style Consulting

Day 304: Style Consulting

Being full-feathered and famously fetching can often translate into other beings wanting you to do “style consultations.” Here, their hope is to achieve a style and presentation similar to yours. However, no matter how easy and effortless you make it look, not all beings may have the ability to learn to do the same. As you … Continue reading