There is much excitement over a real patient here in the Chicken Hospital on the farm. Marianne, Luke and Ethel just had a staff meeting!
SusieQ spent a restful night in the bathroom, apparently not venturing out of her cat carrier. She has more perk this morning, but she is still greatly favoring her left leg. It may have been twisted painfully in the vermin attack on her nest.
Jeb was quite excited at the prospect of a new chicken patient to sniff and nose-push around. I will not let him do that to Marianne, Ethel and Luke.
He was so dejected when he learned he did not make the cut for SusieQ's medical team.
Marianne's bedside manner leaves something to be desired. She is jealous of SusieQ, and she pecked SusieQ yesterday.
Marianne is not 100 percent yet, but SusieQ's presence has provided a jealous spark to her recovery. She ate real food yesterday and could not get enough of stolen water from SusieQ's cat carrier. Stolen food and water are tastier, apparently, if one is a chicken.
Luke, however, has been perfecting his bedside manner. He may be a diminutive Silkie chicken, but he thinks he is an Adonis. He has not hooked up with SusieQ, but he is flirting like crazy.
Ethel is too interested in the Western GRIT channel to notice.