A swim on a hot day

Aunty Bec is the first of our girls to go “broody”. She’s been holed up in a nesting box for weeks now, rarely venturing out even for food. I have of course had many suggestions as to how this pattern could be broken (such as jailing her in a nestless enclosure or dunking her in a bucket of cold water) but they seemed unthinkably cruel to me. Besides, all she really wants is to be a mum. Nevertheless, the time has come to do something. The poor little thing is skin and bone, comb pale and floppy, showing no sign of letting her maternal yearnings pass naturally. I gave in and decided that on a 32 degree day, a cold bath might not be so bad. Luckily, Grandad was here to do the honours. Aunty Bec seemed rather to enjoy herself.

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3 Responses to “A swim on a hot day”


  1. 1 Gerri Frederiksen November 22, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Delightful Ally :)
    I think Aunty Bec was rather enjoying herself!
    Hope it has dampened her nesting urges!?
    Love Gerri.xx

  2. 2 sleepinghorse November 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Waiting for next update to see if this helped :-)


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