Remember when turkey and roo were little tiny things?
Exactly one month later they are no longer little. Toro the roo is doing pretty well. He is beyond the age he would have been slaughtered for food, but he is still comfortable and enjoying his little rooster life. We know he won’t have long with us, but we’re in no hurry to say goodbye. He will let us know when he’s done.
Turkey has changed her name. She says we heard it wrong before. It’s not Penelope. It’s Persephone Kerfuffle. She is my first turkey, so I’m still working on perfecting the language. Persephone really seems to fit her, and she is doing really well.
Cindy Buttons did not want to come out of her nest this morning, and that had us a little worried about her. But tonight we realized she laid her first egg today! Little Cindy Buttons is growing up, sniff sniff.
Poor Simon woke up this morning feeling crummy. He was fine last night, but by morning he was uncomfortable, not purring, vomiting and hiding behind furniture. So he went to the vet this evening and it seems he has inflamed intestines and all that comes along with that. We’re not sure why yet, it’s possible it’s because he’s just getting old. But he has pain meds, fluids and other meds, so he is feeling a little better tonight. His purr machine even started working again, and he’s sitting on the couch with us instead of hiding behind furniture. We’re hoping it passes and he starts eating again soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Lastly, here’s a little video of Persephone Kerfuffle taking a dust bath. You can hear lots of her special turkey noises, and there’s a cameo by O’Malley and Simon.
Quacks and clucks,