Monday, March 31, 2008

"All Creatures....Feathers and Fur...."

"Whatcha' doin'?" This is something that happened numerous times a day when the girls are "free ranging" in the backyard. Although, their free ranging days will soon be coming to an end, as the temperatures rise and plants in the flower beds begin to show their growth.

Our ferocious guard dog, Copper, trying to have a little peace without someone "clucking around" with her. It doesn't happen very often, but the girls finally do wander off in search of better "pickings".

Sigh.....peace at hens pecking at me, a high spot to keep watch on the neighborhood, and the warmth of the sun to doze in......

Well, that was a short lived snooze.....Jillian from across the street came to visit, and Copper, the ever polite hostess, met her halfway to say hello. We have to keep a watchful eye on these girls, otherwise they'd play in the street and run around the neighborhood all the time.

Zack was ever vigilant, too, looking out the front window, letting me know with his "alarm squawk" (UGH!), that someone was "stealthily" walking past the house. Well, maybe not "stealthily", but none the less, walking past the house. ;)


MollyBeees said...

Your house sounds like ours! We have two dogs, a cat and a rabbit and they all have very 'unique' personalities! My friend, Anne, just got four chicken last week. They are so cute and small. I'm anxious to see how the 'city chicken' thing pans (no pun intended) out! Copper is just adorable!

Barb said...

Hi Michael,

These are just great pictures! Quite a menagerie you have. I'm hoping to make it over this week sometime to see the coop, etc.