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Happy 27th, which has no significance at all

Another pretty girl. She had “ch” written on her shell which, I correctly guessed, stands for chamois. So her name is Chel (like the Portal character; I’ve always assumed that’s short for Michelle).

To answer the question I’m sure you’ve asked by now, no. They don’t see very well at all. When they panic (which is often) they zoom around and bump into things. The pekins take terrible advantage of them.

I honestly can’t tell if they’re crazy and stupid or just blind.

I tried trimming their crests around their eyes, which helped a little. But it takes patience and a long time holding a chicken on your lap waiting for an opportunity (they hate having their crests touched), which I have not been willing to do in December rain.

Yes, it’s still raining. Yes, I’m going mental. It was glorious and sunny on Christmas Day and only on Christmas Day (a true xmas miracle) but it’s gone right back to shit ‘n’ chips.

These are pictures from Summer. There is nothing sadder and more hang-dog than a wet poland.


Comment from Drew458
Time: December 27, 2019, 6:17 pm

My goodness, how many chickens do have right now?

Comment from weasel again
Time: December 27, 2019, 6:45 pm

You’ll have to stick with me to find out! More than I can easily deal with…I’ll tell you that much.

Comment from Zoomyn
Time: December 27, 2019, 9:04 pm

Causation proven: A no/low kitten quotient causes fowl moods.

Comment from weasel again
Time: December 27, 2019, 9:42 pm

I tried and failed to find a kitten for Christmas 🙁

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 27, 2019, 11:50 pm

I’m sorry to hear that Kitteh Kwest has borne no fru…kittehs. In your accounts of the search I don’t recall reading about a plain ol’ want ad. Rather than looking for a kitten being offered, you might offer a good home to an unwanted or otherwise redundant feline supernumerary.

Good cat-loving adult home.
Short-haired preferred but
we're not too choosy.
[phone] [email]

Comment from Weaseltablet3
Time: December 28, 2019, 12:44 am

Goodness me,I’ve done the want ads, I promise.

Imus is dead 🙁

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: December 28, 2019, 12:48 am

The only thing more hang dog than a wet poland.

Is a conquered Poland!

Hail Hail Hailstone!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 28, 2019, 3:00 am

Wake up! We are in the second decade of the 21st Century.

You want a Cat? Well, here’s a real 21st Century cat, not something like the old fashioned ones the ancient Egyptians chased around the pyramids.


You may have cats whom you like better than this but it is a very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed. So: Get with the times!!

(Hey….I’m not serious; in fact I’m kinda horrified)

Comment from BJM
Time: December 28, 2019, 4:38 am

Weird Dave has some funny stuff on tonight’s ONT…here’s one for Stoaty

(turn on the sound)

Comment from BJM
Time: December 28, 2019, 4:40 am

@Stoaty…a bummer about Imus, He and McCord were the best.

Comment from catnip
Time: December 28, 2019, 8:12 am

cute, Cute, CUTE, like a tiny Dame Edna!

Comment from weasel again
Time: December 28, 2019, 10:09 am

Some Veg, those things are unnecessarily ugly. Like the designer didn’t get the cat aesthetic *at all*.

They are adorable, catnip. A whole group of them bumbling around the garden will make your day. I can’t help feeling like they’re so impaired they shouldn’t *be*…like extreme pug dogs or persian cats.

Some people tie their crests up with rubber bands into little chicken buns, but mine flip out when you mess with their crests.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

And what is wrong with Britain!

That nice John Bearcowpig worked so diligently to find new and unusual ways of doing things in Parliament, and now that Boris Baddanov man won’t even build him a peer to enjoy a little sailing from in his retirement!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 28, 2019, 2:39 pm

@weasel again:

Some people tie their crests up with rubber bands into little chicken buns, but mine flip out when you mess with their crests.

I’m a few days late with this but have you tried crest mousse?
I’ll get my coat…

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 28, 2019, 4:02 pm

Stoaty – we totally agree. These designers have never spent time with a cat – at all. I can’t imagine a worse robo-cat design. It’s hard and cold.

My approach to a simulated cat for home use would almost totally opposite to this monstrosity. Having served a series of cats over a span of decades, my studies have led me to conclude that 80-90 percent of a cat’s pleasure-value could be replicated by a soft “fur”-covered lap throw (with a cute little cat head replete with cat-ears, eyes, and whiskers) weighted to about seven pounds, complete with a warming element, and a touch-activated purr box. You would just put it on your lap while reading…

A bonus feature would be a meowing alarm clock…. but one that you could actually set so as to get a decent night’s sleep: no more 5 a.m. breakfast demands!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 29, 2019, 12:36 pm

Special uptick for the Dr Johnson quote, Some Veg!

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: December 29, 2019, 10:05 pm

They remind me of Billy Preston. How are their keyboard and vocal skills?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 30, 2019, 9:52 am

The males’ vocals skills are all too impressive, Bob (sigh)

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