LOVE & FEATHERS: What a Palm-Sized Parrot Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Healthy Self-Esteem

LOVE & FEATHERS: What a Palm-Sized Parrot Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Healthy Self-Esteem

by Shannon Cutts, Pearl (With)


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When people and pets choose to share life together, great personal transformation becomes possible. In Love & Feathers, Shannon (a person) and Pearl (a parrot) learn from each other how to love and be loved, enjoy life to the fullest, face challenges with humor and courage, and see the best in themselves, each other, and all beings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634907965
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Shannon Cutts is first and foremost a birdie and tortoise mama. She is also a writer, speaker, nonprofit founder, mentor, lover of retro threads, and champion of all things (and beings) recovered and recovering. Love & Feathers is her second book. Connect with Shannon:

Pearl Cutts is fetching and feathery. He is a Golden Waffle Award-winning actor best known for his role as .007, pint-sized superspy. He also serves as CEO/super(bird)model for Wet Bird Couture. Pearl loves waffles and ladybirds and his ever-expanding flock of VIP fans (both feathered and featherless). Connect with Pearl:

Table of Contents

TOC: A Note from the Author

Part One: Introduction to Love & Feathers

Our Story

Yes, My Girl Bird is a Guy Bird

On the Subject of Avian Selection

For Bird Lovers Only



A Word About Book Structure

Part Two: A Love Story in Six (Symmetrical) Parts


Must Love Birds

Soulmate, Size “Small”

A Muse is a Muse No Matter How Small

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Bird!

Power Pooping

I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

Alex and Irene

In Search of a Ladybird

If You Love Something Make Sure It Doesn't Get Away

I See You

One Trick Parrot


Bring Your Bird to Work Day

The Dreaded V-E-T

Traveling Girl

A Very Good Bird

The Art of the Parrot-Proof Home

Pet-Owner Lookalikes

Plate Surfing

It Had to Be You

What Parents and Parronts Have in Common

Reflections on Prettiness

Parrot Breakfast


Both Beautiful and Loud

No Biting

I Spy Someone Pretty

77 Grams

Adventures in Chop

Extra Yucky

Just Add Sound

When the Time Comes

The Littlest Pterodactyl

Mommy's Little Helper




Crunchy Versus Puffy

The One with the Feathers is My Favorite

Seeing Green

Me and Mark Bittner

Follow the Wings

Role Reversal

What's Yours is Mine

Waffles for One

Why I Don't Volunteer for the SPCA

Show Bird


Don't Worry

(Im)patience is a Virtue

1001 Ways a Cockatiel Can Die

Finches…and Why We Don't Have Any

Shriek Fest

Fling It

House Rules

Love…With a Side of Feathers

The Tall Tree



What a Bird Wants

Parrot in the HOUSE

Wesley and Stacey and Pearl and Me

On the Subject of Who is Prettiest

For the Love of a Parrot

Beak to Beak

Me by Me

Paint Your Pet

Not an Ostrich

Animal Mentors

Part Three: EXTRAS! (Even More of Pearl)


Photo Section

Appendix 1: The Power of Pets

Appendix 2: Pearl's Favorite Waffle Recipe

Thankfuls: Pearl

Thankfuls: Shannon

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