Saturday, January 30, 2016

World Chicken Day

Today, we commemorate the day back in 2008 when my brother rescued a poor chicken from a snowbank where she was stuck and half frozen.  He tucked her under his coat and brought her home where he and his wife nursed her back to health and adopted her as part of the family.  That lucky chicken lived happily until last winter, when she trotted across the rainbow bridge to join Kizzie, the cocker spaniel she kept firmly in her place in the pecking order.  


She loved hugs and kisses.  And lap-sitting.  She enjoyed hanging around with her human (and, dominated the canine) flock.  

So, today we remember the sweet lucky chicken and celebrate her delightful little personality. 

We love our critters, don't we?  They take up residence in our hearts and give us a lot of joy.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dove Notes

While walking with Baloo in his favorite field, I saw these mourning doves sitting on the telephone lines.  

They reminded me of musical notes on a staff (even though we're missing a couple lines).  

Then one of them decided it wanted to be a lower note....  

The final dove note for the day is this little cutie sitting on Peg's porch swing style feeder looking like it would love to have a sweetheart come so they could woo and coo together.  And snack, of course.