Faces, Wordless Wednesday
Today we’re jumping in the way back machine for a look at the beginnings of this blog, the faces of my critters. And because I miss my chickens. The chickens are still in my backyard. I just can’t touch them or feed them or care for them. Hunny does that right now. But I can love on my pups! Flash and Patches got plenty of Jones Natural Chews after enduring the abuse of the duck. As they should.
Flash, here, is jealous. This face expresses frustration that there’s a chicken on my lap and I’m not petting him. How dare I?!
Peep, the chicken on my lap, is looking victorious. Some faces are just intuitively known. A chicken’s is one of those. Peep was my first pet chicken, and my sweetheart. At a year and a half, a hawk took her too soon. Peep was a golden laced Cochin hen.
Have you seen the face of fear? The faces here show both sides. Patches, my Aussie mix, is scared of the duck. Jimmy, my white crested Pekin, wants all dogs dead. He’s little but fierce. Jimmy will be five years old in two months.
Roger Ann, Jimmy’s wife and the mother of many ducklings, was lame in this photo. This is the face of pain. I thought she’d sprained her foot. What I didn’t know until too late was that she probably had West Nile Virus. It was running rampant in Tulsa that summer. Ducks are highly susceptible and chickens are not. Jimmy mourned her loss for a long time.
Faces of uncertainty much? Mary Ann wants to know who moved her cheese. At five years old, Mary Ann is still with us. Chickens and ducks can live up to ten years old. I’m grateful for Mary Ann. She puts Jimmy in his place. Someone needs to.
How hilarious is THAT?!? Yes, chickens are cannibals. And I love that they’re crazy for Jones chews. As are my dogs. Your dogs will be, too. If they haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for?!? You can find Jones Natural Chews at many feed stores – places like Tractor Supply and Atwoods – as well as pet stores. To find Jones at a store near you, click here and type your city and state into the locator. Then enjoy!
Spreading the good chews …