Today I went a-calling holler style. Did I mention we have some different sorts of neighbors out here? They tend to keep unusual pets, at least unusual to me. Meet KooKoo:
I must say Kookoo is aptly named. No only did this Emu strike me as kookoo. He/she striked me as just a tad on the dangerous side, but that was only because she kept lunging at me with her big beak and she made very unusual noises while doing this. Trust me, when a bird over six feet tall lunges at you multiple times, you do take notice.
I need clarification from my Aussie blogger friends. This bird didn’t seem like she had all four tires on the road so to speak. Definitely not the brightest bird on the block. Am I correct on this, or was it only KooKoo who is KooKoo? There were other Emus, but only KooKoo sought me out so to speak. Here are some more shots of KooKoo. I don’t think I’m planning on getting an Emu for a pet. I loved seeing the beautiful wild ones in Australia and have many photos of them. But as a pet, at the holler, don’t think so……She would put the coyotes in their place though wouldn’t she!
Moving on, more calling to do….Meet Bennie the Alpaca. He was nice and friendly, but he needed orthodontic attention:
I told you about the neighbors who had a pet pig that reportedly slept in their bedroom closet? This is not the same pig, but the same type, different neighbor. I hear they are smart and make good pets. They can’t run real fast though…..at least this one couldn’t…..You need a pig that can run fast at our holler.
I would easily get some of these beauties, except they like to scream at dawn. Have you ever heard a peacock scream at dawn? Nope, don’t want one of these either for a pet…I like to sleep at dawn..Like to look at them though.
Now these are our geese. Well, they are not our geese, they are geese that come to the pond….They are nice and they are not over 6 feet. I don’t want any sort of pet bird that is over 6 feet tall. I know I’m picky….
Rumor has it that the man who owns the ranch across the valley, keeps a private zoo. Lots of folks out here have private zoos, as you can see above. But he reportedly keeps exotic animals. I heard from a reliable source, my air-conditioning repair man (they know everything that happens out here), that his tiger once escaped getting all the Hollerites in a tizzy. Once I’ve had a chance to recover from my visit with KooKoo, I’ll try to pay a call to his holler & his zoo. I’ll keep you posted.
Enquiring minds want to know……
Folks are generally friendly out here, if you can get past their dogs, Emus and uhhh, tigers.
Cheers to all!