So Ralph...pack Penguin' s suitcase and put him in a canoe out on the Mississippi & I'll pick him up in Memphis!
MM...sounds like the owl is a success! I had to laugh about your stove. Been there!
Ralph, I have to say, you have made more than just Penguin progress with your DW.
You realize you have made a huge milestone in your marriage... she is coming around to your side of the fence!
While I do not condone the demise of Penguin (after all, I have known him since he hatched), I am thrilled at the prospect this turn of events means for your poultry addiction, I mean, hobby...
Memphis- Once Ralph had me thinking I wanted Guineas. I saw an ad on Craigslist for Guineas. He strongly suggested I invest in them. My DH reminded me that we didn't have the best place for them and they would likely take off, so I didn't get them.
THEN, all I hear from Ralph is how bad the Guineas are. Guinea on trial for this, Guinea on death row for that, Guinea in Jail for something else, Guineas in a gulag. He also posted a video of them. Loud. So very loud.
My advice to you is not to listen to Ralph when he will inevitably tell you to get them.
On the other hand, my feed store in town has some guineas, yes, they are loud. They are also good watchdogs and really pretty. I would actually consider getting them.... but I know the noise would drive my neighbors nutso.
And I would always be posting about the gang of Guineas getting put in jail.