Buff & Friends- Chapter 1- Getting Ready "Gotta get up. Mom'll be comin'. Chicken show. Ummph." Buff felt something pull at his tail. He opened one eye. "Hey! I gotta show with that tail, you know!" It was the youngsters of the flock. "Good morning poppa!" One cheeped. " You snore." "I do not." Buff chirped. "Sure you do. Your tail moves up and down when you sleep. It's funny." This was the most outspoken of the bunch. There were five in all, each one adorable and very fond of they're momma and poppa. Sometimes Beatrix the Cochin helped keep them warm, since Miss Banty had hatched them in the fall. Buff hopped off the perch and paid attention to his surroundings. Everyone else was up, exept for Snowflake the White Japanese Bantam. The Scots Dumpies were eating, Pete the Dorking was chatting to the Dorking girls, Buff's wife, Miss Banty, Beatrix, and Alice(Beatrix's sister) were all trying their best to gather up all the babies. Buff went over to the waterer. He dipped his beak in. "Ooh, cold!" Got water on my wattles again.He thought. At that moment Snowflake woke up, and immediatly began fretting over her feathers, legs, and other aspects of appearance, just bathed yesterday for the chicken show. "Och, ye ninny!" Bawked Elenor, a Scots Dumpy. "Mamee'll fix ye up went we git theer." "You're right." Snowflake sniffed. "But I have this one feather that just won't lay right whatever I do, and-" "Hush, lass. Here comes Mamee." In came the human of the house, all decked out in Carharts, with only her eyes visible. "Okay, babies. Let's load up!" She picked them up two at a time and placed them in carriers. Some were so exited that they flapped on the way in. On his way out under Mommy's arm, Buff saw the sunrise. What a sunrise! The bare trees, so gloomy on grey days, were backed with a wonderful combination a red and orange and yellow hues. It made him think of leftover strawberries, carrot juice and buttery toast all mushed together. Buff was glad the babies could come. It was their first show. They weren't old enough to be shown yet, but they would come along for the experience(Mom was bringing her own cage for 'em). Their carriers all got loaded up in the covered back of the truck, and they set off for a new experience. Buff saw Snowflake gulp. It was also the first time Mommy would be driving farther then 30 miles. What do you think Envirogirl12?