Our chickens are now happily re-housed with a family in Bebington, who have kept hens before. I'll miss their antics - and their lovely fresh eggs - but we've a planned big change on the home-front and so we needed to find a new home for them.
While we said goodbye to Penny and Felicity, we said hello to Poppi. She's a fifteen month-old Jack Russell who Emily had befriended. Her owner couldn't look after her properly anymore, and asked Richard if he'd be interested in adopting her. That's a bit like asking a kid if it wants ice-cream...and so we have a new family member - who will easily fit in with our planned domestic changes. We've had a cat named Poppy, so it feel a little odd calling her this but it's been her name for so long already it seems silly to change it. If she'd been given some pea-brained blood-and-guts name then I'd change it immediately, but Poppi is a lovely name so it's staying - we'll just later the spelling a little. She's getting along fine with Emily. Our cat Jazzy is sulking, but then what's new.