I often work from home, and had the windows open today, so when I heard some unusual flapping I looked out to see Mama Robin had gotten a piece of unraveled blue plastic tarp string tied around her little foot, and she was stuck in a potted shrub and getting more tangled as she tried to get free. So I grabbed work gloves, safety glasses and scissors, and luckily she stayed still while I held her with one hand and carefully cut and untied the string with the other. Big sigh of relief at not cutting her teeny-tiny leg! The whole operation lasted less than two minutes, and then she went on with her day, and I with mine. But now I'm reflecting on it, thinking this is my big chance for self-promotion, and I shouldn't blow it! What should I do? I mistakenly set the bird free rather than make it wait for the press and perfessional fertographers to arrive (DOH! stupid me! Not one picture for publicity ) I didn't tweet this -- should I? The robin gave a few tweets as it flew off, which was kind of heartwarming Can I get a tie-in with Robin Quivers? Like this robin being saved is a good omen for ROQ or something? Should I send a Thank-you note to the robin, or should I wait for it to send ME one? Should I get an agent and call Page Six or whatever media will publicize this display of my wonderfulness? I can call myself an expert now, riiiigggghhht? Can I write a book about Ornithology now... even if I have a ghost writer, it'll still be MY book, right? Is there a problem with the fact I saved a robin but made a huge bowl of chicken salad last weekend and should i minimize that for my press conference? Should I take off my leather sandals or just wear them shamelessly? Oh, I know what to do!!! I'll throw a big party to bring notice to ME! All you Dawg Salooners are invited and we can celebrate my wonderfoe-ness! I saved an animoe today, y'know! We'll have dainty and expensive hors d'ouvres... Please do not make a fuss if there's a few animoes on the menu! I will give everyone an amazing pillow for you to take home as a gift; it has geometric robin designs that I designed, because now I am an expert at Everything Robins! And you can all get a chance to have your picture taken with me! YAY!!