Sometimes Julian joins me in my bed office, keeps an eye on me while I fuss with the keyboard, picks at his rope, emits charming whistles. He’s a good listener when I read a draft out loud—although my voice seems to make him sleepy…huh. Such a cheerful fellow. I try to learn from him, to find a perky whistle when I want to tear my hair out and throw the computer across the room…Perhaps you noticed the cat sticker on my computer. To explain: it was necessary to distinguish my Toshiba from my husband’s identical black Toshiba—he has dog stickers on his. We have a toddler, as I may have mentioned. There were limited stickers on hand: cute animals or monster trucks. Yes. Hah! You are, as ever, so astute, Mr. Kipling. It’s true: Instead of writing, I am blogging about my bird and stickers. Fun’s over. Excuse me while I sign off.