- Posted May 7, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Chick-A-Doodee - My Sister's Pampered Pet Chicken
Photos by Dr. Kate Saunders
Chick-A-Doodee has been a part of the Saunders family of Louisiana for about a year now. The pictures were taken at different times, though the swimming pool adventure took place last week.
Chick-A-Doodee follows four-year-old Joshua Saunders everywhere he goes. If any house window is left open, Chick-A-Doodee will find it and come inside. She enjoys cuddling with Joshua on his bed as well as sitting on any available lap for movie time. Popcorn is one of her favorite treats, second only to bugs!
Chick-A-Doodee generally lays one egg every day, but during bug season sometimes she surprises the family with an extra. Though eggs have been left as presents on the couch, on Joshua's pillow and in the garage, for the most part Chick-A-Doodee leaves them in her very own chick-gloo... a dog house on a tall post to keep her safe from predators.
Chick-A-Doodee's family also has 2 horses, 2 dogs and a cat, all of which get along just fine, though Chick-A-Doodee is the only one who frequents the swimming pool.
The Saunder's Family will NOT be eating Chick-A-Doodee. Only her eggs. Kate Saunders used to have a parrot that she loved very much (My dog and I were inadvertently responsible for its untimely death), but Chick-A-Doodee is much quieter than the parrot was!
Posted By: Leigh Schilling Edwards - sister of Dr. Kate Saunders