Today is EAT BREAKFAST IN YOUR ROBE DAY. Lacy is on her way to the dining barn, where everyone will be having corn French Toast and cereal. Once a month they get to eat in their robes, so everyone is excited. Some of those who live at The Coop can’t really wear robes, like the horses and goats, and the adult pigs, have a difficult time but those who can, wear them.
Violet is taking a few of the piglets who were rescued from the Factory Farm, for a walk. Those piglets who are well enough, that is. She’s carrying them in her backpack until they are stronger, and not so afraid. It’s the piglets first taste of kindness and freedom.
Ann and Jeffery are currently in charge of the Rubber Duck Committee. Their purpose is to make sure the Rubber Duck Pond is fully stocked with colorful and happy Rubber Ducks. They do a wonderful job and everyone is delighted when they spot a new Rubber Duck in the pond. There are twenty-five chicklets on the Committee and they are very dedicated.
There was a raid on a Factory Farm last night. The Roosters and Hens brought back survivors, many of whom needed medical attention. Some are in the ICB (Intensive Care Barn), with round the clock treatment.
Violet is part of the Care Committee. She is going to the Healing Barn to read stories, and pass out toys to the young who were rescued. She will also chirp and peep softly, singing the babies to sleep, while the Warming Bunnies, cuddle the wounded and keep them warm.
She is not allowed to bring corn bread or cookies in her wagon, because the wounded and sick are on special diets. The Hens will tell the committee when they can bring treats. It’s the one time the chicklets truly abide by the rules, since they want everyone to get well as quickly as possible.
It’s a difficult committee on which to serve and many of the chicklets have broken hearts when they see the horror of what humans do to others. But chicklets are filled with so much love that they willingly go into the hospital barns to care for those less fortunate than themselves.
After a raid, The Coop is on High Alert, which means everything is operating around the clock and the Hens work on shifts in the hospital. The Housekeeping Committee works hard to keep up with clean nests, stalls, linens and towels and the Kitchen Committee works constantly to keep up with the needs of the wounded guests, as well as everyone else.
Unfortunately, it’s a routine everyone is used to, and all the chicklets, and those who live at The Coop, know their jobs all too well. It’s a team effort that really works. Hopefully, everyone will be saved.
how Christopher Robin
could outgrow his friends
love their friends
I tried to explain
about growing up
and all the rest
but it just made them
because as I said
their friends for life
and I had to tell them that
that just doesn’t work