My international chicken superstar, Charlotte, met the Easter bunny last weekend!
"Oh hello. Who the heck are you?"
Our local animal shelter, the Stormont Dundas & Glengarry OSPCA, was holding a fundraiser, "Easter Pet Pics." They specifically requested I bring Charlotte down. As you may recall, Charlotte has now had her photo taken with Santa twice at similar fundraisers!
"Daisies... if they were real, I could snack on them!"
Sophie, who works at the shelter, took lots of great photos of Charlotte and emailed them to me.
"Hmmm. They LOOK really. And I AM hungry!"
"Make sure you get my best side!"
Poor Charlotte always seems to be looking raggy when I take her for photos. She's moulting and has a naked head to boot.
She wore her little denim "chicken saddle" down for the pics.
Most of the ducks and chickens are looking a little threadbare after a long winter, but they should be getting nice new feathers soon!
"I did not lay these freaks. Must have been one of those Easter-egger hens."
Charlotte had a great time and was totally relaxed. She really seems to enjoy these outings. She perched on one lady's arm for a good ten minutes. She also made a toddler very happy. The little girl came to have her photo taken, but was afraid of the bunny and started crying. So I took Charlotte out of her cage, and voilà! The little girl broke out in smiles.She had photos taken with Charlotte next to her in the basket, instead of with the big scary bunny. It was adorable.
And Charlotte thought the big bunny was just fine!
Spring has sprung here. The snow is steadily melting, and today my bees were flying all over the place. At one point, Gordon cracked open his office window and three honey bees flew right in. I think they were attracted to the potted daffodil on his windowsill. I shooed them out again and we shut the window. I will be glad when the dandelions come out and there's something for my bee girls to eat out there.
Enjoy the weekend!