Back in Good Graces

After having been gone for almost four weeks Speck was so happy to see me.  He didn’t care that I’d been gone for 26 days . . he was just glad I was home. Vince was happy to see me.  He could get home cooked meals again.  Chad . . well, it’s spring break and he’s touring the fishing spots in Arkansas and I haven’t seen him yet.  But . . Ruby . . she wasn’t so quick to forgive me for leaving her for so long!

I tried talking to her and she just stared at me!  Very aloof . . not her usual friendly, outgoing self!  She wouldn’t have anything to do with me . . she was downright aggravated with me!  She kept her distance.

But I begged, and I sweet talked to her and eventually she came around a bit.  She still wanted me to promise that I wasn’t going to leave for 4 weeks again!

Then I said to myself . . I know how to have you eating out of my hand, Ruby!  And I grabbed some scratch and she just couldn’t resist.

Can’t stay mad long, can you, Ruby?  🙂


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    Sandy says

    I bet Ruby really missed you! I didn’t know chickens could be tame enough to eat out of your hand. Bet that sure made you feel good. She is a pretty chicken.

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      They’re so tame and photogenic, don’t you think? 🙂 If we try to sit outside while we’re letting them run loose, we’ll end up with 2 or 3 trying to sit on our laps so we’ll pet them, or maybe they’re just looking for treats. They really are kinda like pets.

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    Ruby also knows YOU don’t really want to be away for a month at a time and she is trying to get you to really thing about that issue!!! LOL

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    Cindy says

    Honey, she’s got a brain the size of a pea. She forgot who you were. You’ve got to get to know her all over again.

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    Carol says

    I think Ruby’s proven her intelligence in the past. That’s why she’s the leader.