Saturday, February 28, 2009

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

I really don't care.

The lady has been looking for some excuse to post a photo of those peeps from up the hill. There are four of them now. When she posted on February 24, there was only one peep, newly hatched. Soon afterward, three more hatched. So, she has convinced me to allow just one more post about them, as a sort of update. But, that's it! And, I've insisted that she include a photo of me, and one of Elvis (it is our blog, after all). No more bird-dominated posts. Let them get their own blog!

Here are two photos (taken on Wednesday, February 25) of the peeps. There is one gold one (she/he is very bossy), one reddish brown (that was the first one hatched--the one in the
incubator photo), and two dark ones (one of whom is a bit of a runt). So, the lady calls the gold one Goldie and the runt, Runtie (oh, brother--real imaginative nicknames [rolling eyes]). The landlady will give them their names; the lady just likes to call them something when she's up there. Mostly, she just calls them peeps.


And, here are three of the little brain surgeons standing in their food bowl, scanning the horizon...hm, where could the food be? We can't find it.



The lady says they are fun to watch. They'll eat, drink, run around for a bit, then suddenly just fall down and sleep. Kinda sounds like my life. Heh, heh.

Anyway, here is the required photo of me,


and one of Elvis Pussley.

13 comments:

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Very kind of you, Mr. Black to allow your post to be highjacked by the peeps. They are cute, though! But we're glad you managed to sneak in photos of yourself and Elvis!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Daisy said...

Those little peeps are awfully cute. I like to eat Peeps. Not the little chickeny kind, the marshmallowy Easter kind. I only get to eat a little piece though.

Tristan and Crikey said...

That was a great post! Those peeps are sooo cute. Are they going to be pet peeps?

Mr. Black said...

@Tristan & Crikey
The peeps will gradually (when they get older) move in with the other surviving hens on the property. They lay delicious eggs. They have an enclosed, secure area and a nice coop. The other ones got killed when they were allowed to free-range and the neighbor's dog (who was visiting for the afternoon) killed them.
That won't happen again!
Mr. B

Fin said...

Oh Mr Black your Mom is a peep lover. Our neighbor has two chickens right here in suburban Las Vegas, it's weird but Mom likes them.

Mishkat said...

Those little guys are so cute - and such pretty colors too. (But of course, they're not as handsome as you and Elvis, Mr. Black)

Tuck said...

Those are cute little chickens! It was very nice of you to allow your mom to post about them on your blog!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

The peeps are kinda cute :)
So there is Goldie,Runtie and ? Did your Mom run out of imaginative names ,heehee
Naturally, you and Elvis are the best!!!!!!!!!
We Mancats need to stick together!!
Purrs Mickey

Parker said...

Peeps are cute, but you are cuter!

pughy said...

I think the peeps are very cute. I think maybe I would like to play with them, but then maybe its not a good idea while they are so small. You are sure a lovely looking cat with your super shiny coat.

Hugs Ginger Jasper x

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

A little peep named "Goldie"??? I can't believe it!!!!!!!

Purrs, the real Goldie

PS~ The PM laughed out loud at the "brain surgeons".

Hee Hee

Anita said...

Hi! Excuse me for visiting you so late, but I was of carnival holidays and taking care of my sick mom.

Nice to meet you!

PD: Si quieres puedo ayudarte con tu español. Mi inglés tampoco es perfecto, jeje ;)

Tristan and Crikey said...

Boogie Mats have a zipper on the side, and you (your bean) sprinkle nip into the mat through there. That's why those mats are so great! They are filled with nip!