Monday, May 23, 2011

The More Important Stuff

Books, writing, conference ... let's put all that aside. There's more important stuff to consider at the moment. Stuff like this:



ISN'T SHE THE CUTEST WIDDLE THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN?!? She'd better be a she. Or she's a future meal.

Saturday night I'm out with my Hunny and Maybelline, enjoying fine dining and dancing (and Edward Olmos, keynote speaker) at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's first annual award banquet in Tulsa. See? My darling daughter and I had a wonderful time.





And she danced with her daddy! I don't dance.

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While we were living it up, Goof Ball was out with a friend's husband, supposedly looking for driftwood for me to burn baby animals into. They didn't find any driftwood. That might be because, oh, I don't know, it's kind of tough to find driftwood in a FEED STORE. Yeah. They came home with Nugget. A day old chick of unknown origin. Here's my boy and his chick. She loves him to pieces already.



Here's where I'm begging for information. I've looked up all the fun stuff on caring for chicks. Heck, Goof Ball and Oatmeal Head did all the research online before we ever got home. The part I don't get is what kind of chicken our little Nugget is. She has feathers all the way down her legs and covering her toes. Anyone? Anyone have a clue? I'm hoping whatever kind she is lays tasty eggs.

So it was a crazy weekend. Crazier still that I may be taking a chicken to work with me tomorrow. I'm supposed to check on it five times a day. Why? To make sure it's still alive? Still making that peeping noise? Still pooping everywhere? Why?!? *sigh* I'm just going with it.

Until I write again ...




Flea

7 comments:

Laura~peach~ said...

not a clue on your chick... we looked at some really cute baby chicks duckies and rabbits ... then had a moment of clarity and michael and I left in a hurrry!

Angie Arndt said...

Here's a link for you: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

Take a peek (or is that "peep") at the cochins. They have feather-covered legs and feet. The illustration is tiny, but if you click on it, it shows a larger version.

Love, love baby chicks! Esp. ameraucana - they lay easter eggs!

Karen Deborah said...

Ask Debbie at Wisteria & Roses. They have learned a lot about chickens. Don't think they make good house pets! BUT they do get attached if you touch them and love them. Rachel has a rooster friend that she takes for rides on a sled, very cute. He pecks everyone else!
Sorry about your vertigo!!!! I was sick with that last week. Years of ear trouble. It is scary isn't it?
Have fun with the chicken.

Leenie said...

I have to check out the chicks (feathered chicks) every time I go to the farm and garden store. They are so sweet and fuzzy. I even like laying hens. But there are rules against poultry around here (except the wild ducks in the canal). Good luck to you and your new baby.

Crystal Pistol said...

Fun! I love baby chickens. my kinder kid had an incubator in her class this year and got to see the whole process. So cool!

Your chicks are adorable. peep peep peep

Snooty Primadona said...

I haven't had a baby chick since I was a kid, but always loved them!

And, wouldn't fresh eggs be a nice perk to all the poop? Sweet!

Cheryl Barker said...

Oh my goodness :) Looks like you're in for some fun days ahead :)

By the way, thanks for adding me to your blogroll, Flea!