thanks for asking about Biff..... he was my closest wild animal friend
it has been a few weeks now.... I believe he is gone
I had a lab retriever MIKE when I was a kid... he peed on the colonel's flowers across the street....living on-base. So...we were told to get rid of him. My dad gave him to a rice farmer ...in the valley. I am sure Mike ran and swam his life away..
I never got over that event......over MIKE. Never had another dog.
Biff is right there behind Mike...in bonding... I never saw a Jay other than Biff that would stand a foot or so from me...on the windowsill.. and just look at me...mumble little hellos...and listen to me play guitar..
he liked the maj7th chords..
it was a close friendship... of course he ate like a king
same building.. yrs back....up on the top floor ..with a view...
we had an air cond unit that stuck out the window...
and had a plastic 'window' above it to finish sealing the weather out.
I would take out that plastic.. and the air con was then an open-air platform ....just below eye level...
I got a passing seagul to land there once... coaxing him with a bit of salmon..
then he came every day... of course...so I left the plastic out most of the time..
and so 'Johnny' came by...landed on the air con platform ... and basically walked inside and cried out ..
each morning... he woke me up... like a rooster
his wife sat up on the roof facade... 10 feet up and they took turns...but he controlled it all
if I left the plastic in...he would tap tap tap on the window... and I would remove it...
Johnny took food from my hand...usually dog food pellets...sometimes fish ..
and like Biff..later..I would talk quietly to him..face to face... a foot away..
...usually about how handsome he was...but sometimes politics..
when we moved downstairs he circled for months .. and followed me to the market sometimes....I really missed him too.... but then Biff showed up down on the patio.
and the hummers too...
Biff's remaining wife and I believe his offspring ..hang out...but Biff was unique...
thanks for asking about Biff .....