Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Trip to Kamloops

I waited until I was sure the ice had melted off the roads and then took off this morning.  I hate getting away late (10:15ish AM) because it means I’ll be home late but it actually wasn’t bad, I made it home by about 8:00 PM.  I even stopped in Cache Creek and visited Hubby for a bit, that’s where he’s staying while working in Venables Valley.

The only incident I had was some guy almost plowed into my cart in the Superstore parking lot… while I was in the crosswalk!  If that wasn’t bad enough, after “Mario Andretti” zipped around the front of my cart, the woman directly behind him almost hit me!  She was decent about it, hands over her eyes waving sorry, but then I think she heard me loudly say “CROSSWALK!!” and point my finger down.  I’m pretty sure, in Canada, pedestrians still have the right of way in crosswalks!  Yeesh I think it’s time Superstore put traffic lights in front of their doors!

I’m posting a pic I’ve had for a few days and just haven’t had time to post.  This is “Sammyson,” son of our oldest banty rooster, Sammy (hence the name).  Sammyson has seldom ever come in the coop and spent most of the cold winter nights up in the willow tree near our chicken house, along with about 8-10 banty hens.  I have no idea why the banties get it set in their heads to roost in the willow but Sammyson sure paid for it… with his crown.  Oh he did have a nice looking crown at one time, then it turned all black and then one day it just fell off.  In the background you can see his father with a full crown, that’s because he knows where to go at night.

Sammyson (by KansasA)

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6 comments:

Balsamroots said...

Awe poor dumb boy. Glad you had a great day yest!!! :)

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Poor, Sammyson! We have a dog named Gypsy that has the same mentality. We've fixed her nice straw beds, bought her a warm doghouse, even brought her inside on bitter cold nights. However, she won't stay in the house (doghouse or otherwise) and chooses to sleep on the frozen ground or deck. She is 19 years old and if she makes it through this winter I'll be totally amazed.

Anonymous said...

Why did sam lose his crown? ab

jackie said...

silly banty boy.

Kansas A said...

He lost his crown AB because it froze off in the cold winter nights. If he came into the coop he probably wouldn't have lost it.

DaviMack said...

But now ... now, Sam has a chance at a career fighting other roosters! See, it's all part of a diabolical plan....