The arrival of chickens has certainly given Muffin a new mission.
We decided only to get four girls...2 Bluebells and 2 Marans, but they're numbers don't count in Muffin's mind...they are flighty, strange smelling and well worth thorough investigations)
Yesterday, as the girls were in their day care centre (the old ruined barn - or folly as we call it)
Muffin went missing.
After three of us running around like headless chickens (sorry I couldn't resist that) calling her name and doing all the usual familiar noises... but not a peep.
Complete vanishing act!
Hubby even went walking down the lane, just in case Muffin had decided to take a flight of fancy (sorry there's another pun) but no sign of her.
I thought she had been so transfixed with the girls that she probably wouldn't be far from them.
So after searching around the folly I found nothing... so I went back to the coop.
As I called her name, I suddenly saw that cute little white mischievous face peeking out of inside the coop!
As hubby was cleaning out the coop and generally going about his chores... he hadn't noticed Muffin sneak into the coop.
You would think with three people shouting her name and generally causing a commotion, that she might have given us some indication where she was...but not her.
She was on a mission.
Where had those girls disappeared to?
No Mr Foxy or any stray eggs left behind.
A complete mystery!
Muffin is extremely sick at the moment so these cute photos are precious to us.
The arrival of the chickens has given her a distraction and she's showing her character...basically a mischievous minx.
She will be going into a specialist vet surgery for a major operations on Wednesday, so could I please ask that you keep us in your thoughts and send as much positive, healing energy our way.
She isn't in pain, just discomfort but basically wasting away if we don't have this surgery.
Her mannerisms over these last few days have made it easy to decide that she's still full of life if this intestinal problem can be fixed. So we're willing to give it a go.
She'll be in hospital for a few days, so understandably I may be quite for this coming week or so.
Thank you for all the lovely messages and kind words.
We really appreciate them.
Take care and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday