This rather badly proportioned and angry looking gryphon (hey, it was late) is supposed to be me, and the little bird on the table is my Little Bird (a baby sparrow I rescued and raised until she was old enough to be out on her own).  I was staying up late one night, and she just would NOT shut up!! And really, it was the same during the daytime, so basically as long as there was even a little light, she'd be cheeping away.  And her cheeps weren't exactly pretty or mellifluous, they were actually pretty monotone, repetitive, and annoying.  So, this is me wanting to squish the little bugger (I of course did no such thing, but I did shove the cage under a very heavy blanket.)  I eventually released her back to the wild where she belongs (and bought myself some really cute finches!)