From:  shan lung <shanlung9@y...>
Date:  Thu Sep 16, 2004  1:03 am
Subject:  Tinkerbell - her headrubs and harnesses


Hi folks,

After that last email, she was released from her cage.
She was throwing her foot toys about and making a lot
of noise at her incarceration so I could do that last
two emails. She accepts my reading or watching TV or
anything else without protest provided she can fly to
me and see what it was all about before she go about
her own things. Periodically she will fly over to
check me out again or to tease me. But me at the the
PC is an absolute no-no with her.

She just got her headrubs and then I switched off the
lights so she would allow me to carry her to her
bedroom at the bookshelf to be put to sleep, with
final caress of her head.

This got me to this email and photos.

Every night, before she sleeps, she will fly over to
me and demand her pre-sleep headrubs. It was so
natural that I thought nothing of it.

Until one night when Mr Yu was over here. As that was
close to Her Grace bedtime, I thought it will be a
good time to show Yu what she liked. She was on the
edge of the sofa and I was about to do her headrubs.
To my surprise, Tink screamed and growled and flew
away from me. She stayed on the ring and refused to
come down to me. The moment Yu stepped out of the
door, Tink immediately flew over to me, landed on my
chest and demanded her headrubs. The only conclusion
I can draw is that Her Grace felt that to be very
private with me refusing even to allow Yu to see it
even though she allowed him to put on the harness.

Not only she liked her headrubs, she liked to sleep on
her back on my hand while getting headrubs.

I included some shots of her enjoying herself on her
ring with me making it swing. She will claw about on
the ring and flap about making it rotate as well.

You see also in the photos two new harnesses I made
for her in red and purplish blue. Why those colors?
You got to ask my wife why she bought thick shoe laces
of those colors. I wanted actually climbing line from
mountaineering shop, soft and strong. But how to ask
for a couple meters of line when they sell by the
hundred meters. I decided to continue on with thick
soft and comfortable shoelaces that my wife bought.

Those two new harness took me a total of 20 (yes,
twenty minutes) to do or 10 mins a harness. Less time
if I did not take 5 to have a smoke in between. It is
that easy. And if they show wear and tear after 5-6
months, just make another.

Her going out equipment now include a full can of
coffee and a small plate, most conveniet to put
noodles, veges, corn and human food within her easy
reach when she stand on the Tinkerbell reel cum perch.

With warmest regards

Shanlung - lackey to all below
Joy - wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter

Halftail the Bimbo - beautiful sweet silly cat
Zorro - ferret which loves parrot pellets
Bim and Zor are with other loving families now
I will remember them for the happy times they gave me

earlier emails and photo links on Tink -
(erratically and sporadically updated)