Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We taught the captain how to interact better with others and play the piano. He was a tremendous showman, and he displayed it by behaving appropriately. He was hungry after he played for us, so we made him walk, and he was good at walking. We never approached the captain if he was eating, sleeping or chewing. We exposed him to many different situations, and many different people so he knew how to act appropriately. We enjoyed watching him move. We never left the captain unattended. We stroked the captain affectionately until his head landed in the crook of his arm. He was not aggressive or territorial. If the captain was bothered by people outside, we removed him from the window. Please: no pinching, hitting or pulling on it, no matter how tolerant the captain may be. The captain’s personality and physical demands complemented our lifestyle. We don’t allow anyone to play tug of war with the captain. Monitor the captain until you hear a tinkle and bonk sound coming from his piano. If the captain appears nervous, anxious or afraid, immediately remove him from the situation. We made sure there were no holes or gaps in the fence so the captain couldn’t escape. We observed him there a good many hours. So tired was the captain, so very tired.