I've found a new pasttime to distract me from picking at my own skin. I spent about an hour and a half last night (when I should have been practicing) scratching Fritz and picking the waxy coating off of his new feathers. It satisfied me on a very deep level.
I'm an opera singer and SAHM. I live in Seattle with my husband Christian and daughter Viv, where we have a little red house which we share with two snakes, two box turtles, three parrots and all of my neuroses and allergies. God, we're going to be devoured by our pets.