I guess before I tell about our Sunday afternoon, I should introduce our main characters. First, we have Miss Zoey. She's not so tough with a diaper on.... hahaha all I can do is laugh at her, and I know she's embarrassed...
Then we have Mia Girl....
Mr. Burns... aka Petey.
And our newest addition... Big Tom.
Now Big Tom is not to be confused with Tommy....our previous chick. You see, in this great state of Arizona, we have something called Lehi Days. Lehi Days gives young lads the opportunity to chase a chicken. And if they catch it...they keep it. Nice. Well this weekend, Jake once again successfully rounded up a new pet for us. But let's go back to the first time. Jake was very young... I'll guess 1st grade. He caught his first baby chick. And he named it Tommy. He put Tommy in a box. Jake and Tommy were best friends. For a whole day. We were watching a neighbors dog, and when little Tommy hopped out of the box, the dog began to chase Tommy.... and.... ya. 6 years later... Jake has been able to move on and let another chicken into his life.
So little Jake and Big Tom are now getting to know each other. Jake has been working hard to make Big Tom "comfortable" so we will be blessed with an endless supply of eggs. (Hmm... it just dawned on me that Big Tom is indeed a lady Tom.) So Jake decides he will let Tom get accustomed to the yard. He's no dummy though. He had a well thought out plan. He tied up Mia to a sturdy pillar on the porch, pinned in Zoey, and let Tom be FREE. Moments later... As I was getting some sand paper out of the garage for my latest craft, I heard, "Oh. Oh no! Kacey!! KACEY!!! Oh my gosh!! MIA NOOOOOOO!! Kaaaaacey!" As I sprint out back, I find a Jake flailing his awkward junior high body around to and fro trying to use his brain for lack of muscles to save his new friend from the super excited German Shepard on the hunt! Feathers are flying and so am I! Right on top of Mia! Garrison, who was just seconds behind me suddenly has flashbacks from 6 years ago and covers his face with his hands and begins to cry. I now have Mia pinned to the ground and hook her to a nearby bike for any extra help I could get. Trying to calm Garrison down and direct Jake what to do, I snatch up a frisky chihuahua going in for the kill as my mom races for her camera.
Meanwhile, Petey is sleeping. He does that.
Jake finally recaptured Big Tom and made him a cozy home safe from all of our dogs.
So after I saved the day, I had a pretty big bruise on my shin. But other than that, things were pretty much just like any other Sunday...
Garrison made a fort/new hiding place for Petey.
And Keaton and Mia took a nap.
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