Recently an old friend of mine came for a visit. While she was here she regaled Posie and I with tales of her new backyard chickens. Yes, she has chickens that she is raising in her yard. My friend does not live way out in the country. She lives in a suburb of Seattle.
This got Posie thinking....we should get chickens too Mummy. My first responce was that we live in a neighborhood and so probably couldn't have them. No good. Posie reminded me that a family right down the street has chickens.
Could we get chickens? I mean, I like chickens well enough. But are we ready to care for more than our dog? We will always have a dog. I guess I thought a dog would cover the pet thing...turns out it doesn't really. It seems kids want a menagerie of animals not just an old dog.
For now I think the closest we are getting to chickens may be these new chicken pillows. And as for the bunnies...at the Common Ground Fair I took advantage (probably for the last time) of Posie not fully understanding the signs and told her that the bunnies were NOT actually for sale. I have a feeling the Hamster, Gerbil, Guinea Pig chat is coming soon.
ps I am totally jealous of my friend, her fresh eggs, and all the delicious souffles she is probably preparing for her THREE kids with them!