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Chick and Duck

Our neighbors across the street own a rooster and recently acquired a duck. As a long-time "Friends" fan, I find this completely hilarious. Anyway, the rooster is a handsome fellow, nice plumy tail and bright red comb, mostly white with some brown smudges; the duck is pale brown with white smudges.

Today I arrived at home and Chick was standing in the middle of my driveway. I had to drive at him a few times to get him to dash across the lawn so I could park. I discovered that he and Duck were hanging out in our front yard, rooting around in the grass and purple-flowery-stalky things that grow around the orange tree. I went out to get the mail and both of them clucked at me in mild disapproval, but didn't run off. Chick stood on the driveway and crowed while Duck started to poke around in the clovery-plant thing that I can't spell the name of. The cats sat in the doorway and watched, fascinated.

We appear to have a new cat, full details of which can be seen at rahirah's journal.

Today on the Diane Rehm show she was talking to Cary Grant's new biographer and it was a terrific hour talking about Grant and his work. Makes me want to see many of my favorite Cary Grant movies again.

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fenchurche
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
There are some people just down the street who appear to have a pet turkey in their back yard. It's one of the strangest things I've ever seen... they've got a wooden fence, and then a tall chain link fence inside that, and the turkey likes to perch on top of the chain link fence and watch the cars drive by. Very, very weird.
nmissi
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
There were people on third street when I was growing up, who kept a pet peacock. And someone in Henryville has a pet tiger.

First pet turkey I've encountered, though. :)
fenchurche
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
We had friends when I was a kid who had two pet turkeys, but they lived on a farm and those were what I would consider to be Eatin' Turkeys (they were huge and mean and ugly... we jokingly called them the Guard Turkeys and steered well clear of them), even though they let them just roam around the property.

This thing was actually quite pretty, looking like the pictures you see of "traditional" turkeys, so definitely an ornamental. When I first saw it I briefly wondered if it was a wild turkey that had wandered into someone's yard (I saw a ring-necked pheasant in our cul-de-sac earlier this year, so it's not totally out of the realm of possibility), but it's been there nearly every day, just watching cars...
rahirah
Oct. 28th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
For awhile someone around here had a pet sheep. They used to walk it on a leash.
sillymagpie
Oct. 28th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Chick and Duck are great! I worry about them a bit, but they seem to make their way around your neighborhood without mishap.
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