We all went to Tanay, Rizal this afternoon to get away from the big, bad city. There's nothing like lush greenery and fresh air to get you into vacation mode. I can't wait to fly out to our province next week!
Anyway, while resting from our nature trail, my Mom spotted a hen with her chicks and shouted, "Look at those chicks, Kira!" Of course, I turned around and true enough, saw a mother hen with about 10 chicks.
I don't know about you, but there's something endearing and perennially cute about farm animals. Think about piglets, horses, geese, white ducks, chickens and the usual Shetland Sheepdog. It sorta reminds me of my childhood summers with my Dad and cousins in the province where we'd breed pigs and different kinds of chickens --- I'd even collect then incubate the eggs and wait for them to hatch! And I always felt that the 20-22 days incubation period took forever!
So anyway, I was dying to cuddle a little chick so in one swoop I caught one and I was giddy with delight. The chick then called for its mom with such force, poor little guy, all I wanted was a photo op!
Up close, it looks like it was really scared and pissed! I returned it to its mother shortly after this photo:
So there, that's how my day went! I think I should grow up soon and stop these silly shenanigans, yes?