Monday, April 20, 2009
when you're two and you love chickens
Toddling around the backyard with my bag over her shoulder she chats away to Missy ( our Lab) and the chickens. The chickens seem to cluck in response which only makes the wanting greater, when she finally stumbles inside dropping it all at my feet she wails 'I want to hold the baby chick!!'. The chicks don't feel the same way and neither do the three older siblings as the recent history with the smaller animals in the family that is guinea-pigs and baby chickens has not satisfied the animal etiquette committee. There is a strong resistance and rightly so to the little one having a chicken but that does not make the desire any less so perhaps some hard moments ahead for this determined chicken loving, rough handling two year old (and her mama).