My new pullets needed to learn to not be afraid of humans. I really needed to spend time with them for socialization training. I also have a backlog of homework and studying from a series of medical issues in my household. What to do? Study with the “girls”. I had them hanging out on the tile floor until George W. Bush came in through the cat door. All of a sudden I heard frantic peeping and the flutter of feathers. I sucked in a big breath of air. George froze in his tracks. After a big pause, he turned around and went back out through the cat door. From that point forward, Frick and Frack decided I wasn’t so scary after all. They spent the rest of the day perched on me while I studied the National Electric Code and did some catch up on the homework. After I put Frick and Frack to bed for the night, George got a good brushing and freshly picked catnip.