Some of you remember my Lil' Bit, a sweet little half-blind brahma that was my baby. She was killed by a hawk quite awhile back and it left a hole in my heart. Not since the loss of Lil' Bit has another chicken wormed its way into my heart quite like she did. When DH came home from work last night he showed me pics of a 15 month old macaw that one of his work acquaintences bought down in Louisiana. DH seemed quite taken with the bird; even mentioned that he planned to keep a can of walnuts in his cruiser for him. DH was properly shocked when I told him how much the average macaw cost. Tonight I go out to lock the chooks up and come up short, one sweet little polish pullet named Pearl. Suddenly out of nowhere Pearl lands on my shoulder. It's obvious she's enjoying being able to see for the first time since she was a chick; since she just had a "haircut". Pearl started chattering away in my ear, playing with my hair clip, playing with my glasses. It warmed my heart so much. I thought who needs a $2,000 parrot when I have a $2.35 sweetie. I just had to call DH at work and tell him about Pearl's antics.