Friday, 25 November 2016

Talking turkey

My grandson would like a turkey for Christmas. As a pet. Yes, really. Turkeys, he says, make excellent pets (to me, they are hideously unattractive, and in any case, I've been scarred for life after being chased by one when I was about five).

But there would be one advantage. His family could have in the rear window of their car a sign saying: "A turkey is for life. Not just for Christmas". Makes it almost worthwhile. Perhaps I'll get one (they have to be cheaper to keep than a horse....).

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  1. Turkeys certainly have faces only a mother could love, but who knows - they possibly really make great pets, although I doubt they'd be happy inside a house or living on their own, away from their fellow turkeys.

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    1. Don't worry, Meike. He's not getting one.

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  2. The worst smell I have ever encountered was a turkey farm. It was 60 years ago and I still remember it. Far worse than a hog farm.

    You get one turkey, and soon he'll want another, and pretty soon you and all the neighbors will know what I'm talking about. Mark my words.

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    1. Bon, when my youngest son was working on a turkey farm earning money for his gap year, I had to make him take all his clothes off before he came into the house. The smell was appalling.

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  3. We have enough Turkey bits left over from Thanksgiving to cobble one together for him.

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  4. How on earth did he get this idea into his head?

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    1. Wendy, I've no idea. He loves animals, and maybe the imminence of the Yuletide festivities gave him the idea...?

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  5. Love your grandson's sense of humour - even if he's being serious!

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    1. He's deadly serious, Rosemary, but I have it on the best authority that he's not getting one.

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  6. Dear Frances, I just stumpled (yes, stumpled) over your Blog via someone else's and wonder how I've missed you all this time. I love it! I've read your stories in various Magazines (another tick in the liking box there) and now I discover that you have a lovely dun ?Connemara? ... so there's another tick in another like box. So now Hoss and I shall be 'following' you (as opposed to stalking) and as you are a much more prolific Blogger than I (and as you seem to be able to get on to Blogger as often as you like, which my BlueScreenGoblin doesn't permit), I shall enjoy your exploits from the uncomfort of my current writing chair. CHeersforall, C

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    1. Welcome, Celia! It's always nice to come across new people, and you are obviously into horses...? He's not Connemara, but quarter Arab, quarter thoroughbred and half sports horse. Nice combination. I hope to see you again, and will pop across and visit you!

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  7. But you can't ride a turkey. Unless you are very small. How tall is your grandson?

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