Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Yesterday, the critters and I were honored by a visit from our friend, Judy, and her visiting granddaughter, Ruby. Ruby lives in Missoula, is sixteen years old, loves animals and is considering becoming a veterinarian. She has a small flock of chickens.
Well, here’s what happened here.
They met turkeys! These hens followed us around and welcomed our petting. They chatted constantly, conversing in their squeaking and whistling manner.
Judy captured an excellent turkey portrait.
We talked “chickens” for a while. Ruby is interested in breeds and particularly admired the Silver Laced Wyandottes.
Our visitors loved puppy Chase. He offered his wiggling, itchy best. We couldn’t get Chase only separated from the pack, Osix and Mitzvah also slipped out. Poor Miles, locked within the fenced area, watched and envied the loose ones. Those scampering three kept us too busy to take pictures!
Ruby who’s not a “horse person” yesterday started along a path that could lead there. We three took a walk in the neighborhood with Pimmy, Sunni, and Rosie. Judy who has ridden Sunni led “her horse.” I managed Rosie’s lead rope. Ruby strolled with Pimmy.
Yesterday, the annual Pet Parade marched through downtown. Judy and Ruby attended and looked for Pimmy among the marchers. This year, my cute donkey didn’t march, which brought Judy and Ruby here to Eight Pines. Pimmy has a wonderful way of drawing our friends to visit.
Thanks to my critters, it was cool to meet beautiful young Ruby and catch up with Judy. Ruby is here looking at universities and considering her choices. She’ll return soon to Montana. Judy and I soon will horseback ride together again.
Dear Friends: It’s time for me to saddle up and go riding, so maybe today. Diana