The sight of Thing 1 and Thing 2 trying to herd 8 chickens out of my garden when I pulled into our driveway on Wednesday was QUITE a sight! For some inexplicable reason the boys thought I would be angry and the first thing out of their mouths was "They followed us home Mom, we tried to stop them but they just followed us!!!"
After I picked myself up off the ground where I had fallen down from laughing so hard, I assured them that chickens following them home was not anything that was going to get them into trouble. Then I sent them in to get the camera...
What can I say, my boys are CHICK MAGNETS!
And these were some VERY friendly chickens. The impudent white one jumped right on my lap after I took this picture! Being the responsible adult that I am I yelled "CHICKEN! ON MY LAP! GETITOFFGETITOFFGETITOFF!!!" so Thing 2 shooed it off of me.
Hey, I've got nothing against chickens but when one is on your lap you realize how hard and pointy and BIG their beaks are! I had visions of losing an eye!
Then we let our idiot golden retriever out and the chickens all huddled against the house, cowering in fear and terror...
Until they realized that if THEY chased HER, she would run away! The next few minutes were highly entertaining watching our dog run away from a bunch of chickens.
Finally the boys got some bread and slowly led them down the driveway, down the road and back to the neighbor's house where they rightfully belong. The neighbor was very apologetic but the boys told him not to worry about it - "Mom laughed her head off and then took pictures so she could blog it".
They know me so well!