Ding-Gobble! Our Turkey Door Bell
Turkeys are downright ugly and Hoi Hoi was no exception. If you've read the caption beneath my mugshot you'll know I have a bad habit of collecting baby animals. Hoi Hoi was no exception. Found still hatching out of his egg, after mother turkey had decided this egg wasn't going to stay in her nest anymore. Softy here took pity on the still hatching turkey chick and shoved him into her pocket, before carrying on with the spraying I was doing at the time. At 3 pm the kids came home and well the decision was final when the girls saw a little turkey chick begging to be saved. Turkeys are difficult to raise so I was told by one of locals. Hoi Hoi needed company so off we went down to Koanga Gardens and came home with two more fuzzy babies. Sadly one weakened and died a day later. Maggie and Hoi Hoi grew up together and if anyone turned up at the farm Hoi Hoi would start gobbling and kick up a fuss. One good thing it kept my former in-laws from coming into the gate and start causing me and the kids more trouble.(LOL) Sadly Hoi Hoi dislocated his leg and died just a short time after his accident. I miss Hoi Hoi strangely enough and so does my Mum - she used to spoil him rotten with treats every time she came to visit.