Our electricity went out the other day and it was getting dark outside. So while I had just a little bit of light, I turned on a flashlight and decided to feed birds before it got really dark. Apparently, Lucy doesn't see very well in the dark. She normally hisses or tries to bite. This time, however, when I got close to her cage she actually growled at me. A couple of times. I know I shouldn't have laughed, but I couldn't help myself. It was so cute and it's so good to see her try to protect herself from what she perceives as a preditor.
She has also discovered that she can climb down the back of her cage and get on the windowsill behind it. She just did that today. I heard the click click of her toe nails and then silence. I turned around and couldn't find her on her cage. So I got up to investigate. She had walked along the window sill to the far corner which is hidden behind a chair. She was just sitting there looking at me like "Whaaaaat? I'm not doing anything." I just let her be so she could explore. I just love that this little girl is coming out of her shell.