Guess What I Found?
By Luke Keefe
One of the best things about going for a walk, is that sometimes you find a treasure out there! That very thing happened to me this last week. The Momz and I were walking along the road, and you’ll never guess what I found right on the side of the road!
Yup, that’s a turkey feather all right! We’ve been seeing a lot of wild turkeys in our yard lately….sometimes they even come right up by my fence! Those are the times I let Momz and Dadz know that I need to go outside and NOW! A lot of times I just run along the fence and scare them away, I don’t even bark at them or anything. There is some wildlife we don’t like to see in our yard, but we like to see the turkeys, so I TRY to be nice (I can’t help it…as you know, birds excite me!).
They can even be entertaining sometimes. One time three big Tom turkeys were following the guinea hens around the yard! The guineas didn’t know what to make of that! Another time one was headed right into the garden where Henrietta’s nest is. Dadz put a stop to that, because he was afraid that the guinea boys might try to attack it. Those turkeys are a lot bigger than our guinea hens! Momz, some photos of the turkeys to illustrate that might have been nice. I’ll have her get on that.
Anyway, back to my feather. I picked that right up and gave it a good chomp. It sure was crunchy, and yup, it tasted like turkey! Momz says I was so cute, because I decided to take that feather along on our walk, and occasionally, I’d give it a good chomp.
I took it down the road, and then even a good part of the ways on our woods trail.
Then I smelled something interesting on a tree and had to drop it to investigate. Momz says it’s always onto something else with me! Well, that feather was fun while it lasted, and I bet it’s still right where I left it, in case I decide to pick it up again next time we go by that tree.
Oh! By the way, sometimes we see the turkeys themselves when we’re out walking. Well, so Momz tells me anyway. Most of the time, she seems them first, and that gives us a good chance to work on my cues. “This way”, says Momz, and we turn right around before I even know they’re there!
So tell us, my doggy friends, have you ever found anything cool like a turkey feather on one of your walks?