It’s been a rough day. I had to postpone our vacation to care for sick chickens, and despite my best ministrations, two hens remain at the brink of death. I’ve gone away in the past and left a sick chicken at home. In those cases, I’d done what I could, and time would tell. But, in this situation, I had to stay. Four hens were too sick to drink their medicine down. I had to dose them several times today. I needed to wipe off their beaks to clear their airways of mucus. The care that I could give them would make a difference, and so I stayed. I’m totally bummed about not being able to head out in my car with my family, and it’s draining to do the sort of nursing that I’m doing for the hens. But here’s the thing about having animals around, there’s always that good moment. Always. This is today’s.
This whiffily, nose-twitchingly friendly conversation between Pip and Phoebe was just the salve that I needed. What was your happy moment today?