Harnessing Fowl Friends
Yesterday I told you about my visit with friends, but I didn’t tell you what we did with the fowl friends. We harvested eggs every day, sure, because that has to be done. But we also did something which I’ve been dying to do for years. I just needed henchmen. Excuse me – accomplices. It’s not a one-man job, and no one in my family would agree to help me. That’s what friends are for. We harnessed the duck.
Jimmy hated it. HATED IT. But he was surprisingly easy to harness once caught. Then we clipped the leash on him and Laura walked him.
But not very far. The harness we have is sold as a chicken harness, but it’s really a small dog harness. It’s a good thing they don’t sell chicken treats the way they sell chicken harnesses. Dang it! I forgot to stage photos of the owner of Jones Natural Chews feeding their Chicken Taffy to my chickens. Next time. Anywho, Karen, the owner/designer of The French Dog, will be here in early July. We’re going to measure Jimmy so she can create a real harness for a duck.
The Problem with the Harness
The issue with the chicken harness being a dog harness is that fowl friends’ wings are low and to the side. The holes for the legs are too high on the harness, and it’s not adjustable enough. Otherwise I would have used Chewy’s step-in Harness from The French Dog. That tie dye really would have looked stunning on Jimmy.
Fowl friends aren’t built like canine friends. Their limbs are in different places. But I do want to harness Jim again at some point. It looks like I’ll have to wait till next year, now, but that’s okay. Jimmy needs a break.
Did I tell you that my fowl friends like dog treats? The chickens especially love the soft, tender chicken taffy from Jones. Yes, it’s made of chicken meat, but chickens are carnivores. They’ll even do tricks to get it. Just like dogs will do tricks to get Jones Natural Chews. And right now we’re giving away our latest treat, the Bully N Beef. All your dog needs to do is sit and stay while you fill out a Rafflecopter form. For a chance to win, click this sentence and be taken to a new tab, scroll down, click on the Rafflecopter and read the directions. Tweeting daily greatly enhances your chances of winning. And that, in turn, greatly enhances your dog’s love for you. It told me so. Seriously. I’m like Santa when it comes to dogs. You don’t need a chimney. I find a way.
Okay, so creepy Santa talk aside, your dog really does want it’s own Bully N Beef. Enter now! Watch your dog smile. My paws are crossed for you to win!
Spreading the good chews …