Dear Diary, (Oct 2000) (sound clip: Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens by Asleep at the Wheel)
October was defined by happy animal events and stressful waiting. Happy
stuff first: early in the month the excitement was chicken-related. A
hen disappeared and we feared her eaten. Weeks later, when I found her
nesting under the lemon tree, we opted to move her to safety; a choice
we immediately questioned as the trauma caused her to abandon her eggs
for hours. We weren't sure if we saved them all or killed the babies.
Thus, the successful hatching of three adorable chicks made us extra happy!
Late in the month the excitement was the return of Kiely
Lu! After 5 months! Oh Happy Day! All throughout the month there was
fun with horses to be had. A bus driver friend of Steve's has become my
friend too. Diane and I share a love
of animals, in general, and a love of horses, in particular. She has two
horses, Misty and Chic, and she offered to let me play with them. We meet
on Mondays to bathe and groom and practice what we learn during our every-other-week
lesson. Misty reminds me a lot of Angel and I'm really grateful to Diane
for sharing her with me.