Then we ran to Brainerd to grab some groceries and supplies, before meeting a lady in Pillager to buy two Indian Runner ducks and an African goose. Yes, that's right... We are officially BIRD owners!
I got them into the bunny barn, filled up their water bucket and put some food out for them.
I cannot express how over the moon I am to get these three birds. I've wanted Indian Runners since I did research into chickens and ducks and saw videos of the little clown species on the internet. And last year or the year before when #2 and I went to the exotic auction, we saw African geese in crates and I decided then and there, that I loved them. Josh has the most brilliant eyes. This sounds so strange because he's a bird, and I've never been a bird owner before... But he seems smart. He shows emotion in his beady little eyes, which is such a foreign concept to me. I will try to get a photo of his "face" to explain this better. He certainly is protective of his ducks though.
In the mean time the kitten has to stay locked up in Neelix's cage. I worry Josh will mistake her for a large mouse and kill her. She was crying in the cage, and Josh started to hiss at her, flapped his wings out and postured, until she stopped crying, then he walked away. I'm half tempted to bring her inside until she is bigger, but she has to be used to the rabbits.
Josh, Leonardo, and Tweak will be stuck in the bunny barn until Tuesday when we will let them out for the first time. Between the lake and the fields, I don't know that they will want to come back in at night. I hope they get into the routine so I don't have to find and chase them in every night.
Tonight I'm a happy camper, and my bunny barn is full.