Followers of Mango Minster may know that the judges, of which Thor is one, are visiting Mango's estate. It would appear that things are not going as well as might have been hoped. Some of the contestants arrived recently, too. It must be a real circus there.
So Thor wants to tell you a story about different critters: birds. And dogs.
Thor's sister in Wyoming has parakeets. They're not as good as dogs, but she claims they're company. Of course, she also makes friends with the neighborhood dogs, so Thor has to wonder about her claims...
So, when she was back for Christmas, the birdies stayed with a friend who has 2 dogs. The golden retriever ignored the birds, but the lab/mastiff mix, Cody, was fascinated by these noisy little critters. He sat beside their cage the first night, watching the birds. When they were covered with their blanket for bed, Cody went to sleep next to the table on which the cage sat. The next morning, when the birdies began to make a ruckus, Cody pulled the blanket off the cage, so he could visit with them. And so it went, every day for a month.
And then, that rude bird owner took her birds back. Poor Cody is despondent; he doesn't know where his noisy friends went. This is what we have observed as typical mastiff behavior, taking care of smaller, weaker species. Thor is now beginning a letter writing campaign to Cody's person, to convince her to get Cody some birds.
And, in the meantime, Thor is doing a lot of this:
Happy Thorsday, everyone!