Meet Cyril a very friendly and sociable magpie.
Cyril became my morning companion whilst on vacation, as soon as he saw movement in the house, or, a car arrive he would appear at the door and start tapping it with his beak, and if that failed to attract attention he would give you the look!
My friends had told me that Cyril would come in if the door was left ajar, the first time I tried it nothing happened, and I was told that it was Mrs Cyril who was wandering around and she, unlike her partner wouldn't venture indoors, being a patient person though I did not give up and sure enough in he wandered much to my delight.
First of all he took a slow walk around the room, he missed nothing as he paraded around, he was so serious that me made me laugh, careful not to offend him though I disguised my mirth, bless him it was priceless to watch.
Having checked the floor for any tasty crumbs he went to perch on the settee. I got a little nervous in case he had an accident and thought it wise to tempted him off, just in case.
Having a few intimate moments was so enchanting.
I would have loved to have known what he was thinking as we spent the morning together, and what his opinion was of a human home, and whether my friends are the only ones he visits like this, or whether he has a string of trained humans on call...............