Originally Posted by Ivywoods
Oh my! Karen you and I must be living parallel lives in some ways. My mom and dad just never had anything to do with ANY of my kids, and I wasn't really important to them either.
I'm SO PROUD of all the kids... adopted or step. ..........................................It's pretty sad, and it's a hard decision. I always wished it was different and spent many hours wondering, analyzing and shedding tears over the situation. I finally just had to accept things for the way they were.
So in many ways I understand exactly what you are saying and you are justified in your actions. There is so much I could say about this but I don't think I could express it all even if I wrote a book, so maybe the best thing is just a
I typed up a big, long response earlier today after I got home from the swap, but my stupid computer locked up and I lost it all. For some reason it does that sometimes when I try to use the smileys. Does anyone else have problems with that sometimes?
The swap went fairly well for me. I was able to sell ALL of my larger birds, and a few chicks, but I really had quite a few chicks left to sell. Mine were priced higher than most of the others, so it's no wonder I have some left. Overall I was very happy how things went. The best part was getting to see and meet some other BYC'ers! Seriously! I really enjoyed that.
Wow, it's just so sad how many of us have had to go through this. Thanks so much for the hugs. Accepting the reality of the situation is the hardest part. Now, if I could just stop trying to make sense of it. My head understands it never will make sense, but my heart keeps trying to find a magic fix.
I've never had trouble with the smiley's causing a lock up but occasionally I've had one when the computer was automatically updating. It's just so annoying!
Originally Posted by chicken danz
Karen and I have discussed this before. Our Dad's were our downfall and our Mom's became our rock. I won't go into all of that now. I am just thankful that I got to spend the last couple years trying to repay my Mom for all she did for me. I just wish I'd had more time.
Yup, Danz and I are soul sisters. Our moms were just fantastic and we were hugely lucky and blessed to have them. Thanks for your kind remarks in the earlier post, and back at ya, Danz!
Originally Posted by chicken danz
I see BYC is having a duck pond/ house contest. I might actually enter that one.
Do it, Danz, that pond is awesome!
Originally Posted by WichitaKidd
Rupert & Eddie have a new home.
Delivered them to their new owners this evening. Thanks William & Kayla for taking them.
Have also moved the little chicks out to the coop full time. I've been taking them out during the day, but bringing them back in at night. Trying to get the bigger birds used to being around them. I let them all roam the backyard freely this afternoon. Goldie hung around them & pecked at them a few times just so they knew who was in charge. Ruby, on the other hand, didn't really want to do anything with them. She stayed on the other side of the yard away from them most of the afternoon. Decided to see if they can all get along in the coop overnight. Will know in the morning how it went.
Update on Buffy. I've been treating her with Vitamin E twice a day for a week now. Can't really tell if it's helping or not. Some days I think she's starting to recover; then days like today she seems to have reverted back. I decided to keep her in the brooder a little while longer to see if she improves.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Congrats, WKidd, on rehoming your roos. It's such a relief to find them a place in the world, isn't it? So sorry about Buffy.