Zia is on her way to The Coop, for the Turkey Party. This will be her second year in attendance. She plans on staying trough the Chickmas season, since she enjoys being in the kitchen when the cookies are being made and she loves the chicklets. She’s looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting the three new rhinos, Rosy, Runway and Roland. She’s heard good things about them and would like to hear their story.
Turkeys are story keepers. They collect them and pass them on to others. Zia is filled with new stories that she will tell the others, around the campfire.
She always makes a stop in the nursery and hospital. She’s hoping to meet Beth, who also tells stories. She tasted Holly’s corn bread before and can hardly wait to have some more. Resa, will be making some of the costumes for the two plays that will be taking place…one of which, will include three turkeys and she loves Resa’s gowns and the fact that she takes body proportions into consideration.
The Poetry Slam is her favorite event. She has two new poems to recite. She is also looking forward to seeing Peter, one of the warming bunnies who stayed with her when she was hurt on the way to last year’s Chickmas Party. Someone shot at her from a moving car. Fortunately, she was found and the hens quickly removed the bullet and stitched her up. But she wasn’t feeling very well and she was so afraid So Peter snuggled against her and kept her warm. The chicklets took turns telling them stories and Josie, one of the horses, pulled them in a wagon, so they could see the entertainment.
It’s possible that Zia will simply stay at The Coop, from now on. It’s the best place for a bird to be. It would be silly for her to leave and live where humans exist.