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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel


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#1366 kareng

 
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

It was a tough week for turks here and we were down to one (now named Gloria, because she will survive).  The pirate suggested we get a couple more so we went to the store and discovered they had three left from the same batch.  Since they were expecting a new batch of chicks the next day and needed the room we got a good deal on them and brought all three home.

 

These poor things have spent their whole lives in a cage.  We put them in the brooder and they just kind of stood there all hunched up and occasionally pecking at each other.  I made a little pen outside and put them in the grass with a light for a little bit of warmth.  It was way too cold for them since the store hadn't been adjusting their heat lamp.  While the pirate headed off to get a heat lamp, I sat on the ground with turkeys tucked into my jacket.  I'd let them get warm for a few minutes then set them in the pen where they'd gobble down some food, then stand around looking cold and miserable until I'd put back in my jacket.

 

The pirate got back and set up a warm brooder with the light on top and a little door for the turks.  I made sure they figured out the door and then just watched them.

 

Happy happy little turkeys chowing down on scrambled egg and chick food while constantly running back into the brooder to get warm. I put Gloria in the pen with them and realized how small and skinny these guys actually are.

 

When it started to rain I put Gloria back in the chicken pen with her mom and brought the turkey brooder inside.  I built a tiny little pen for them to have some space and put the food and water in it. 

 

All I hear are happy little chatty poults with the occasional yummy! chirp when one comes out to eat, which is almost constantly.

 

Poor little things have broken toes from getting caught in the cage floor, damaged feathers from picking each other, weak, wobbly legs from never really moving, and no resistance to cold.

 

I turned the heat lamp off last night for bed and they were terrified - probably never been in the dark.  I put a lamp outsided and hung a tiny LED nightlight in through the top. 

 

I woke them up this morning after what was probably the best sleep of their lives.  They're eating constantly and hopefully adapting to the cold. This room is chilly and they come out to eat and hold up one foot.

 

I went to turn the heater in the bathroom on to warm it up for my showere and heard peep peep peep PEEP, which I believe translates to "Mom!! Where did you go MOM?"

 

Butch thinks 'turkey tv' is the best thing EVER, but after being yelled at a few times for sticking his paw through the wire he's sitting farther away.

 

 

I love to hear about your turkeys and chickies.  They sound very happy!


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

OMG, yes....on a day like this, with so much HORRIBLE news happening minute by minute, it is so nice to have a happy turkey respite....only in Psillyville!  :wub:


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:16 AM

A happy turkey day! In April!!! :-)
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:33 AM

Speaking of Turkey... on Thrusday me and my family all will be testing for SECOND YELLOW in Aikido. Should be fun... now if I only knew what I was doing, it be great! :D


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

Well, ya know, for most things in life-if we knew what we were doing, there wouldn't be any point in doing them.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Ain't dat da truth!!  Takes all the fun out of it :D


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

It was a tough week for turks here and we were down to one (now named Gloria, because she will survive).  The pirate suggested we get a couple more so we went to the store and discovered they had three left from the same batch.  Since they were expecting a new batch of chicks the next day and needed the room we got a good deal on them and brought all three home.

 

These poor things have spent their whole lives in a cage.  We put them in the brooder and they just kind of stood there all hunched up and occasionally pecking at each other.  I made a little pen outside and put them in the grass with a light for a little bit of warmth.  It was way too cold for them since the store hadn't been adjusting their heat lamp.  While the pirate headed off to get a heat lamp, I sat on the ground with turkeys tucked into my jacket.  I'd let them get warm for a few minutes then set them in the pen where they'd gobble down some food, then stand around looking cold and miserable until I'd put back in my jacket.

 

The pirate got back and set up a warm brooder with the light on top and a little door for the turks.  I made sure they figured out the door and then just watched them.

 

Happy happy little turkeys chowing down on scrambled egg and chick food while constantly running back into the brooder to get warm. I put Gloria in the pen with them and realized how small and skinny these guys actually are.

 

When it started to rain I put Gloria back in the chicken pen with her mom and brought the turkey brooder inside.  I built a tiny little pen for them to have some space and put the food and water in it. 

 

All I hear are happy little chatty poults with the occasional yummy! chirp when one comes out to eat, which is almost constantly.

 

Poor little things have broken toes from getting caught in the cage floor, damaged feathers from picking each other, weak, wobbly legs from never really moving, and no resistance to cold.

 

I turned the heat lamp off last night for bed and they were terrified - probably never been in the dark.  I put a lamp outsided and hung a tiny LED nightlight in through the top. 

 

I woke them up this morning after what was probably the best sleep of their lives.  They're eating constantly and hopefully adapting to the cold. This room is chilly and they come out to eat and hold up one foot.

 

I went to turn the heater in the bathroom on to warm it up for my showere and heard peep peep peep PEEP, which I believe translates to "Mom!! Where did you go MOM?"

 

Butch thinks 'turkey tv' is the best thing EVER, but after being yelled at a few times for sticking his paw through the wire he's sitting farther away.

 

Yay for the turkeys!!!!!

 

OMG, yes....on a day like this, with so much HORRIBLE news happening minute by minute, it is so nice to have a happy turkey respite....only in Psillyville!  :wub:

 

 

Amen!

Speaking of Turkey... on Thrusday me and my family all will be testing for SECOND YELLOW in Aikido. Should be fun... now if I only knew what I was doing, it be great! :D

 

Vincent- you always succeed at whatever you decide to tackle. I KNOW you will all get your Second Yellow and we're proud of you all!!!


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

Quick update:

 

Superman is still waiting to hear about the medical monitoring position in Hartford with on- the- job training. The manager approved him and his contact there said HR is drawing up four new contracts. Hopefully DH is among them. He interviewed for a program at Boston's Children's Hospital on Wednesday (thank God he wasn't in Boston on a different day last week). They only take 5 people a year (it's through Harvard) and it would mean another year without income plus the cost of a 4 day a week commute to Boston. So ... obviously the job in Hartford would be the best option. 

 

Tony had a phone interview for a summer internship with Blizzard in Irvine, Cal. He applied for a writing position. He doesn't know how he did (he's like Dh in not expecting things until he hears directly). It would be an amazing opportunity for him and could lead to a job right out of college.

 

I'm still dealing with my "allergy" and my Gynecologist doesn't expect it to heal completely for another 6-8 weeks (or longer). The prolapse doesn't require surgery (wasn't going to have it anyway) and after 20+ years I finally know the reason for my chronic and severe abdominal pain. I'm extremely uncomfortable but am grateful to feel the pain after being doped up on too many meds for so long. I will overcome this and count my blessings that it's not serious. I have absolutely no desire to touch pain meds (or any other unnecessary meds). Still going through withdrawal which could last a few more months. I was on way too high a dosage of oxycontin, especially for my size.

 

I hope you all know how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I couldn't have gotten through the last few years without your love, support, patience (and let's not forget the laughter).

 

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

 

Love,

Loey


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:15 AM

Vincent- you always succeed at whatever you decide to tackle. I KNOW you will all get your Second Yellow and we're proud of you all!!!

 

 

Gee, no pressure.... maybe i should stop working on this book, and go review that materail then? :D :D :D


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

As an avid fan you  I won't ever think that you should stop working on your book, but as I've gotten to know you, I have no doubt that you'll also make time to review the materials for the test. You always seem to fit far more than 24 hours into your day! You continue to inspire me!

 

Love,

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

Well I am hoping to have the special edtion out by the end of the week.. we will see!


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Best of luck, Vyncheghnt!

 

Well, a truly sad weekend. We suddenly had to rush our big, beautiful brown tabby gentleman into the vet to have him put to sleep yesterday afternoon. Even when an animal is well into seniorhood, it is ALWAYS a shock -- an unexpected, horrible surprise, it seems. :(  :( Liver failure.....nothing could be done. The truly awful part about all of this is that Jack is in Toronto visiting my brother this weekend, and has no idea. We couldn't wait -- Bryce was in too much pain. DH, DD and I were there, holding him when he died, but Jack wasn't. Jack is having such a great weekend away, I just couldn't call him with this news.There are others that Sophie and I would like to tell on fb, but there's no way right now, as Jack will see it all. He does not come on here, so I feel safe letting this all out to you guys.

I have to tell Jack when he gets off the train tonight. So, so sad..... VERY unpsilly!! 


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But healthy and happy! Posted Image


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The great are great only because we are on our knees.
--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

So sorry Emily... our Puppy is 14 now, dreading that day which gets closer all the time...


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

So sorry to hear of Bryce's passing, Em.  And poor Jack :(   Animals hold such special places in our hearts.


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"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

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Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
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Legume free March 2010
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

:( :( :(

 

:wub:  For you Em


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