So, let's tell the girls how special they are.
My confession is this. I would be heartbroken if something happened to Sweet Pea.
She is my #1 helper during morning chores, following around the donkey yard. And chatting the whole time. Actually it's the only way I can tell the difference between her and Buffy. Sweet Pea is full of talk, talk, talk. The few times she's been in the coop in a nesting box during morning chores, the silence has been deafening.
This little girl is actually quite full of personality, but instead of "helper" I'd term Jo "the snack queen". In the mornings, as soon as I open the big door to the coop, out they all rush to do some early exploring. But sure as shootin', Jo will rush back to see if any snacks have been distributed. Often she's so anxiouson, she'll sit in the snack bowl. I have to lift her out and explain that doesn't really expedite the process.
Ruby Dee is one of the two remaining original girls (the other is Sweet Pea). Ruby used to be my helper but apparently relinquished the position for reasons unknown to me. And she does tend to whine.
On a recent morning instead of throwing them banana, they got nice juicy blueberries. Ruby checked one out and just looked at me. Clearly that blue thing wasn't a banana.
Her other idiosyncracy. Pecking feet. Sandaled feet. Although (knock on wood) it hasn't happened recently. when it does I tend to first yelp and secondly yell out "Ruby Dee, knock it off!!" From the look on her face, I know she knows.
This is Buffy. I dare you to differentiate between Buff and Sweet Pea.
Buffy is the loner and, although has been with my crew for two years, is still somewhat skittish. Jo, on the other hand, has been here for two months and feels right at home.
OK, readers. On the count of three, remind everyone
Stay Safe, Please!!