This past weekend, our Downtown Farmers' Market, recently resurrected and continuing a 150+ yr history, had a Pet Day, with a Cutest Pet contest, free pet portraits, treats, etc. Now, chickens are BANNED in my city, but I'm working to get this changed. My fiance is running for city council in this October's elections and part of his platform involves an increase in urban agriculture and an overturn of the bylaw banning chickens. So, we thought, why not bring Buttercup and drum up some publicity for the cause? We had her picture taken (I'll post it later when I get the original scanned), and the vote was narrowed to 10 finalists, 9 dogs and one chicken We just got a phonecall telling us that she won by a LANDSLIDE! We also referred tons of people to BYC and even convinced one urban-dwelling, married mother of 2 to get her little girls a pair of Polish hens <3 Here's a home photo of my sweet, sweet little Polish, Buttercup We had her with us for 4 hours, and she was SO good - she let other people, even kids, hold her and pet her, she drank from the doggy bowls placed around the market, and snacked on bugs across the street at the park for lunch. For the last hour, she fell asleep in my arms! Her head just rolled back and flopped, and not even the dogs running around could wake her I'm so proud of her, and I'd definitely recommend a Polish if you're looking for a PET!