This week was just a normal week. Kind of busy, but that’s normal. Everyone is doing well. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. I did receive this photo of a great piece of needlework though. That was nice.
Gus is still being a little too pushy with the ladies. Hopefully they can hold their own. O’Malley enjoys keeping him in line.
Cal is still here for another week. He’s growing in a ton of feathers while several people work to find him a safe forever home.
I must say, I’m kind of cranky these days. I see notices almost every day on message boards from people trying to get rid of roosters. They always say they’re the sweetest, friendliest gentlemen and they deserve the best homes… and they’re right. They DO deserve the best homes. That is why people shouldn’t HAVE chickens if they don’t have a plan for the roosters. Roosters are noisy. They don’t belong in the suburbs. Half of all chickens hatched are roosters. There is not a magical waiting list of sanctuaries who want to take in wayward roosters and care for them for the YEARS they will live. People actually drop them off at the Seattle Animal Shelter like a lost puppy (that’s not Cal’s story – he was dropped and injured by an eagle). I’m just dumbfounded by it all I guess. So many people are so very careless with the lives of animals. Hatch and dump, hatch and dump, hatch and dump. So much suffering for so little reason.
I don’t know what got me started on that rant, but I’m going to take a tip from Cal the rescued rooster and just relax and enjoy some sunshine.
Here’s hoping for a quiet, relaxing week ahead.
Quacks and clucks,
Tiff and the motley crew