Our chicken named Bear is the white and black speckled gal in the front. Bracken took a liking to her early on because she was the most friendly with us. When they were chicks he held them all the time and as they grew they got more shy, but Bracken still wanted to be affectionate with them. Bear was the only chicken that would let him pet her as she grew. Then she gave him some little pecks a few times and he let her be for quite some time. This week our chicken named Honey let Bracken pet her a little, but Bear actually came in front of him and would squat down and just let him pet her for awhile, without moving away immediately. It was so cute! She really seemed like she enjoyed it and kept wanting more. She did give a little peck eventually, but Bracken just gave her a break and then petted her again a little later. I’m grateful to her to her for letting our boy love on her like he does, it delights him so much.
In other news: I came downstairs this morning and when I went to turn on our lamp, heard a rustling sound. I looked down to see a little lizard behind Jeff’s chair in the living room. I’ve seen a little lizard in the garden this summer, sunning itself on a rock and hanging out near the greenhouse. When I saw it in the house this morning, I wanted to bring it outside. Jeff, however, told me if we left it in the house that it would eat up bugs and spiders. I reminded him of lizard poop. He said “have you ever seen it?” saying how tiny it was like it was no big deal, which still didn’t convince me. (My husband has quite the sense of humor.)
I didn’t get a chance to catch it (which would be challenging) and last we saw it went under a couch. My guess is that it came in from the front porch. Jeff’s been leaving the door open so we can smell the jasmine plant out there. I’ll be opening the door throughout the day today and hoping it makes its way back outside. (While Jeff is already picking out a name…. just kidding.)