Sunday, March 28, 2010

Newbies at our house

My kids are growing up and leaving home so each year it gets a little quieter in my house. I have sent three children off into the world to make their way and have my last and youngest here with me for only a couple more years. As the kids leave my pet family seems to be growing with two new additions lately.
The first is a very cute little  Rooster with trousers on who came to stay two or three weeks ago. Unfortunately his predecessor had an unfortunate meeting with a fox and we are hoping this little fella will have enough sense not to meet the same end. Of course the girls are very happy to have another male around.
  Last Wednesday my up until recently Boss moved and left his little man in my care. I'm not sure whether Merkin will be a permanent part of the family or whether his Dad will come for him when he finds somewhere permanent to live. Now I can hear those of you that know what Merkin means sniggering quietly in the background. for those of you who don't know what it means go here       
A very dear friend has advised me to change his name but that would be mean considering all the changes he has gone through this week. Who knows what sort of psychological damage that would do?
He really isn't as mean as he looks, just a bit out of sorts at the moment. Being an only child it is a huge adjustment coming to my house that already has 2 cats and 2 dogs and people constantly coming and going. Machicho is petrified of him, Cato dares him to have a go whenever she is inside, Maggie pretends he's not there and Rev is still making up his mind.
He is also a very outside cat and is already over being shut inside all the time. He sits at the window looking longingly outside and I'm still not sure whether he just wants to get out or desperately wants to escape this madhouse!!!


Pieced Pastimes said...

Love your new rooster and it looks like the hens are enjoying there new male playmate as well. I am sure that 'Merkin' will adjust to his new home and find his place amongst the mix. We have 5 kids, 3 dogs and 2 bunnies and I know exactly what you mean when you refer to it as the 'madhouse'.

Inn Country said...

Hi Jackie, I love the chickens they are beautiful colours I also have chicken and love them and talk to them daily when I am out feeding them. Last december I bought two little baby silky chicken but one died So I only have the one and she is a beautiful chicken two I have a total of 7. I love the free eggs we get each and every day. Have a wonderful Evening Lisa

crzylady said...

*Dies laughing* ahhh, thank you for the education. because now I have a new word to use when Wanker just doesn't cover it.

stripeymonkey :) said...

well you learn something everyday... thank you so much for enlightening me on the meaning of merkin! ;) good luck with the animal menagerie and happy easter :)