It’s that time again. The time when I answer your questions, to the best of my ability, in my least sarcastic tone. Promise. Let’s jump into Follow Up Friday, sponsored by Heart Like a Dog, with both feet!
Stella Rose asks a most excellent question:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Did you see the site about Benny?[/quote]
Yes, Stella Rose, I did. If y’all don’t already know, Benny, of Benny and Lily, has been diagnosed with cancer and it doesn’t look good. There’s a donation link set up for sweet Benny and you can help him out. I popped over with a few dollars earlier in the week and am just waiting till the next paycheck to help out again. Benny and Lily have made me laugh countless times and I’m only too glad to help. Even a little bit helps, y’all. I might even look into sending him a treat. But helping pay his medical bills is better.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]How come they don’t sell their products in Edmond?[/quote]
Oklahoma is sparse when it comes to Jones Chews, but the large feed store chain of Atwoods does carry a large variety of our product. I don’t know the Edmond area well at all, but when I look at the Atwoods store locator (they’re in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri), I see that there’s an Atwoods in Norman. Pop over to the locator to find a store near you. Atwoods is always an adventure. 🙂
*Amended – Dogs n Paws, and anyone else, can find all of Jones Chews at Natural Dog Treat Shop.*
Emma, my favorite GBGV, asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]I really wonder how Ryan will look full grown and if he will still be a nice guy?[/quote]
Ryan is filling in with color and line. Check him out:
Can you tell what he’ll look like? I’m 99% sure that he’s a Canada Goose. Look at that chin strap! Isn’t he dreamy? As to whether or not he’ll be a nice guy, I have no clue. I’ve never raised a goose. If you’d have asked me, when I was raising Petey, if he’d be a nice duck when grown, I’d have said he’d be the sweetest duck ever. The bruises prove me wrong. We’ll just see!
Jodi, Heart Like a Dog, asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Tell me has the duck ever pooped on your neck? That would just gross me out![/quote]
Hm. No. The birds all tend to stand and back up a bit before pooping, telegraphing their action. It also sends the poo over the edge of the chair, or down the front of my shirt. It’s why I wear old t-shirts and ratty jeans when I’m out with the birds. Because yeah, it’s pretty gross.
Taryn kinda follows on the heels of Emma’s question:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Is Ryan friendly with all people or just your family members?[/quote]
This hasn’t been too broadly tested. I can let you know after the weekend. We’ll have people coming by whom he’s never met. But this week we had people over that he hasn’t seen since he was a couple of days old and he just settled right onto their laps. Not that that means much, given our experience with Petey. We’ll see.
We’re back to Jodi, for our last question, and she asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Why do you suppose RG likes being upside down? What’s in the pool that is so intriguing?[/quote]
Water fowl have a “thing” for being upside down in the water. They do. It doesn’t last long with Ryan – just long enough to take a photo. But there are entire breeds of ducks, called dabblers, which eat with their tails in the air. Water fowl eat the mucky stuff and little fish that live beneath the surface of the pond. In out plastic pool, there’s only mucky stuff. This is the photo to which Jodi refers:
Y’all have a great weekend! Don’t sunburn too badly. And remember, go help out Benny! Even a dollar will help. Thanks.
Until I write again …