Let's see... how did my 'duck' obsession come into play? (Just so everyone is up to speed and not everyone thinks I'm crazy... ^_~ am I? @_@) In the H_E Hufflepuff House, they give cookies and/or ducks to people. Just to thank them for sorting and/or participating. It's just a funny thing. So, I brought the ducks to the HiH Ravenclaw House and started smacking people with them in playful frustration (more notably in the HiH TG chatroom - if we're RPGing and someone *cough*usually Ivan*cough* doesn't give me much to reply to). Finally, I transferred my duck zaniness to my HH friends. So... that is the story of the duck.
And speaking of poultry... let me first say that I live in an urban community. Track homes. Lawns. Paved roads and streets. A 'normal' neighborhood where the usual pets are cats and dogs (and perhaps indoor fish, birds, etc.). Basically, there is no farmland nearby.
As we are driving to breakfast, my sister turns to me and tells me...
"There's a chicken loose in our neighborhood." (and I crack up laughing). She told me when she and our mother were taking a walk around the neighborhood, they saw a small chicken (or hen) walking on the sidewalk. And when the chicken saw them, it scurried faster and hopped into someone's backyard. They saw it do that twice... to different backyards. Our mom also saw the chicken yesterday when she was walking alone, and two neighbors asked her if we owned a chicken. Of course, we didn't. So... someone has let a chicken loose!
I just thought that was hilarious. So, I'm sharing it with you all. :D