Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday at Minna's House...and Cluck Cluck

Yesterday, I let Miss Lucy show you some pikturs of HER yard, which is da pretty piktur that we are using for our header piktur.  So today I show you piktur of MY yard.....here it is in ALL its glory


Well, I am pulling your leash a bit.......it not quite that small, butt I do not have the acres of beautiful flowers and pasture like Miss Lucy has.   You see, Miss Lucy lives out in da country and we lives in da City of Houston.  "Someday" when my momma has enough greenpapers, she gonna retire full times to da country with Uncle Tommy da Harley Man.  Then we will lives with Lucy all da time.  Butt for nows, we just get to visits on weekends, and sometimes a special day during da week (usually on a Wednesday.......see that why Lucy likes to blog on Wednesdays...cuz that be HER day)

For illustrations purposes, I show you piktur of downtown Humid Houston, and I puts a  red star near where my house be.     You can'ts actually see my house, so don't bother straining your eyes to look too close

Now....as you see, we lives in what you call...an Urban Area, wouldn't you agree?    Butt, here come da WEIRD part.......(we got lots of weird parts in our lives, have you noticed???)

Lately, my mom been noticing the strangest THINGs on the street that you drives on to come to our neighborhood.   She didn't beeleeves her eyes the furst time.   But the next day....there it was again.   Are you ready??
Here they be.....
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Yep, thats right.  I got me some CHICKENS as neighbors!   The piktur be kinda fuzzy, cuz my momma had to takes it with her cell phone from across da road from them.   But we counted at least EIGHT of them!  
They really kinda cool, and they hangs around every evening by the side of the road...pecking and cock-a-doodle-dooing and everything!

Now wouldn't you think these would be Miss Lucy's neighbors in da country?   Noooooooooo, they are my neighbors, right here in Houston!     CRAZY!!!!!

Me and Rooney and Ditto tried to formally introduce ourself, butt they didn't seem very interested in knowing us.   Butt, I will keep trying.   Never know when we might need a few extra eggs..

MinnaK



32 comments:

Molly said...

My Moms would like to live in The Woodlands as she loves it there although she loves Bandera. She says whenevers she gets off a plane at IAH she feels like she is home. Mind you my Moms is a weird one.............lol. We both luvs your new header especially Moms as she finks Bluebonnets are the prettiest flowers evers
Luvs
Molly
x

3 doxies said...

I likes chicken!
I thinking you might wanna snag some of them eggs...I read da news an I hears dat eggs haves salmon in 'em these days...weird huh?
You knows what, we lives in da city too and we was told yesterday dat a neighbor found 4 coyotes in his yard...dats right...4!!!!!!!!

Puddles

Mr. Pip said...

My mom wants to get out of the city, too! Every time we visit Wisconsin she starts in about how she wants to live somewhere pretty and clean, etc. We don't get to the country every weekend like you - that seems like the best of both worlds.

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday - that Mama rode her first horse over the weekend! Can you believe it took her all these years??? I was quite worried that she might fall off (she is very clumsy), but she managed to stay on the horse!

Your pal, Pip

Those Elgin Pugs said...

{snorts... hee hees... hu hu's.. ha ha}..

Ehem....

WHY DIDS 'DA CHICKEN CROSS 'DA ROAD..

{ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.. ka ka ka ka ka}

{what's.. yous said we's could tell 'da joke}

Never minds... joke was fur our purposes only.. 'da Josie didn't gets 'da memo..
I's being told 'da Josie is embarrassing dems wits my Jokes.. oh just wait IzZY!!!

'da Josie looked at 'da red star and I saw you waving.. and I didn't even have to has a Mint Juleps to see's 'dat eithers... SNORTS!!!

Did yous knows 'dat 6 years ago before Mommy and Daddy moved us's heres (well not me's 'cuz I's wasn't rescued Josie yets).. Mommy and Daddy were tinkin 'bouts moving to Houston??
Daddy's job at 'da time had office down dere..

hee hee.. he was a phn tech for... wait for it..
Verizon Wireless.. BA HA HA HA.. yep.. it's true.. 'dat how him and Mommy met like 100 years ago.. 'dey was co-workers and mommy cubical was next to Lucy's!!! SNORTS!!!

Oh boy now 'da Josie needs a Nap...
Hugs,
'da Josie... who else

scotsmad said...

You have got some TALL buildings in your city. The tallest building in our city has 7 floors. We think we'd like to chase those chickens. Bet they'd look really funny flappin' their wings.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos! That houston place looks mighty big, although I think I would like the chicken part... yum! That would be fun, we only have little birdies, and the occasional bear....

I was in Texas before Mom and dad moved to orlando, in a little town called Burleson, I only lived there fur a very short while, while they did fur over 15 years...

~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Madi and Mom said...

MOL....MinnaK you are a funny funny lady doxie!!
You have City Chicks MOL!!! They best be watching their backs and cluck quietly or they will be someone/things supper.

Of course you may join PABST!!! The good thing about PABST is they server super duper liquid refreshments and one forgets one's fears. You by they way are the only puppy/kitty to catch to address the acronym. Country living mentioned it but she doesn't have a blog!!!
You are one observant Doxie.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Three Dogs Long said...

Holy moly!! You gots chickens for neighbours??? How lucky are you? Specially living in an Urban area - they must be as scarce as hen's teeth!! hahahahah!!

((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Hound Girl said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following, we are following you back too :)
We are in Austin - im always happy to meet other Texan bloggers :)

Wags,
Fred and Haylie

Corbin said...

Yum... chickens! I'm jealous. I'd love to chase them!
-Corbin

Roo said...

Hello MinnaK :) It's the Roo guy stoppin in to say... BOO! :) and let you know this wild dog's followin you ;)

I have a chicken in my neighborhood too. Never seen it...only heard it in the morning doin its cockadoodle doo thing. Then one day Mom was driving home and saw this bird in the middle of the road. She picked it up and brought it home.

It was a parrot. It stayed overnight. Next morning when it woke up....cockadoodle doo!

Who would have thunk? Good thing the bird's Mom came and took him back home. Not sure I could stand to hear that cockadoodle doo in my house every day!

Likin chickens in my bowl best ;)
Roo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, thanks for the explanation, Minna K. But at least you can see the pretty fields sometimes. That is funny about the chickens. There is a lot of controversy around our city because lots of humans are wanting to have chickens here too and they have to figure out if the city allows it. And then there are the stupid peeps who don't want it to happen. With all the egg crap going on now, it mut be nice to know where your eggs are coming from.

Please tell Miss Lucy that we all love her place.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

bbes tribe said...

We used to have 3 chickens living next door to us. We called them "the girls" cuz their names were too hard to remember. We miss them - raccoons came in one night & kilt them. Never been to Houston. We do like the country. We just got back from there & If I can get M movin' will be dictating our adventure to her.
Glad you get to go to the country sometimes. The header pic is beauteous!!!!
Tailwags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica & longtime foster Roo.

Maggie Mae said...

MinnaK,

We lives in what mom calls the "snuburbs" of Albany NY and I have cows, horses, pigs AND chickens as neighbors! Come stay wif me...anytimes!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Tank said...

Hey Minna - it's me, Tank. Your comment on Puddle's blog was pretty funny... made me laugh. I think she's trying to take over the world and I can't decide if this would be a good thing or a bad thing... what do you think?
Maybe those chickens are lost. Is there a KFC in the vicinity?

The Teacher's Pets said...

Those chickens obviously don't have a reliable GPS system or else they'd be hanging out with Miss Lucy in the country! Did your mom give them a ride out of the city? I hope so because they don't need to be hanging around all of those big buildings...it is just unnatural!
Hey, don't furget to come over to my Thursday Blog Hop!

houndstooth said...

Oh, I really like chicken! I'll be there to help you roast, I mean, round them up right away! I think I'd like having some chickens for neighbors!

Bunny

3 doxies said...

Oh dat was mores like a $5 word...here in Redneckville, SC we don't even haves dictionaries.
Does you want my birfday list now or on Jan 1st?

Puddles

Zona said...
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Zona said...

Oops.. had a computer boo boo there! Anywhoos... what do those urban chickens think of you?? We have ducks here and, you won't believe this, but the love us pups. Crazy, right??

Wags,
Zona

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Hi Minna,

We live in Houston but in the Aldine distict. We gots chickens and peacocks and horses and cows all up and down Aldine Mail Route and none in my neighborshood. When we go the coutry I get to chase all thrm critters.

Has Mommy thought any more about adopting a puddles look-a-like?

{{{huggies}}}..Mona

Lorenza said...

Chickens! I´d love to see some of them here!
We live in the middle of a city so it is not easy to see them around here!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Hailey said...

I love your new picture! The flowers a really beautiful! I love chicken thats deep fried! can we defeather them now??

You've been awarded an award - drop by my place!

Hugs & smoochies! xoxo
Hailey

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi minnak!

it is so nice to meet you!

thank you for saying hello today!

how fun! chickens! we love your blog!

happy happy friday!

:) melissa & emmitt

the booker man said...

holy cats, miss minna! you've got chickens in the city?! that's totally awesome! i hope you get some fresh eggs from them, and if you do, you need to have like a cooking show post with pictures. you can make scrambled eggs or omelettes or somethingie. teeheehee!
*woof*
the booker man

the booker man said...

miss minna, i'm back cuz i totally forgot to woof about those flamingoes! see, it's a fundraiser thingie that a local high school ice skating team does. you just call them and make a donation, and then they will show up at the hooman's house the night before the day you select and plant the flamingoes so they are there bright 'n early the next morning! the bigger the donation you make, the more flamingoes you get!! teehee.
*woof*
the booker man

mayziegal said...

Oh! I LUVS chickens, Minna! But I usually like the kind that don't have feathers and come out of an oven. But I bets those chickens are tasty, too.

You sure do live in a big city. My mom and dad used to live in a city down there called Dallas. She said it's very, very busy. And she said Houston is even busier! I can understand why your mom is looking forward to retiring in the country!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

3 doxies said...

Bwhahahahaha...you killed me.
Ummmm...yea, I seems to haves lost da other ta tas somewheres...must've been when I was trying to makes them do them circle things....hehehe!

Oh and Lucy gaves mum a rif=de home afters da flat tire. Lucy was on hers luch break from da Verizon store...her was having drinkies withs da Elgin mom.

Puddles
Sent From Lucy's Verizon Wireless Hoofheld

Bijou said...

Hi Minna,

Are those chickens running around loose? Maybe you can trade 'em some chicken feed for some of their eggs. My mom would like to keep some chickens in our backyard but the neighbors prolly wouldn't like that.

Waggles,
Bijou

Bella the Westie said...

Thank you for showing us around where you live. :)
I wonder what those chickens are doing there!
We'd love to chase them :P

Love, Bella & Ollie.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hey cool

YOu have chickens for neighbors! I live outside of boston but a nearby house has chickens too. I was a bit perplexed by it myself.
nice to meet you
norwood

Mr. Pip said...

I gave you an award (it is for Lucy, too) so stop by my blog when you have a moment!

Your pal, Pip