Oisu, my grand readers~
This is Ms Aya who is excited to play RE: Revelations however since mum is still hogging the TV… Hello! (Waves)
Some time ago, I was in the car and along the way I saw some chickens somewhere in a small field.
It reminded me of a time when I was 7 ~ 9 years old, my dad phoned the house and delightedly announced that he has got a surprise for our family. He said it has to do with ‘pets’.
As a kid, I wanted a dog so of course the news got me riled up and I eagerly awaited my father’s return.
My father was never someone who would come home on time.. sometimes not at all however I trusted he would come home that evening.
True to his promise, my face lit up when I saw his Volvo parked outside our house. I hurried to see what pet he brought to then… be immediately robbed of my happiness.
It was a pair of chickens; a black cock and a brown hen.
For that whole time my mind was whining, “Why chickens!? Why not a puppy!?”
What and how are we to keep these creatures!?
My mother was furious because she thinks such creatures are troublesome and aren’t exactly pet material but my father insisted that he got them from a temple and they bring good luck.
In any case, we reluctantly kept those chickens with us and I tried to treat them like any other pet. You know.. Patting their heads, talking to them and showing some form of affections.
However I felt whatever I did could not reach them as they didn’t seem to understand. They aren’t like dogs in which when you call their names, they’d come over. We couldn’t even think of a name for the chickens.
As days went by, my mother got sick of cleaning after their mess and excrement that she decided to release and let them wander to their disappearance.
I remembered she placed them in a big black plastic bag at our back alley, left untied of course.
Although I did not fancy the chickens because my affections were not returned, I thought I should sneak out and pat them one last time as a parting gift.
When I got out, the black guy was missing and the hen was left.
I noticed she was behaving rather unusually as she had always been active. Instead, she was curled up in the bag and seemed rather scared.
I patted her and for a moment, felt sad that she is being abandoned in this manner.
I went in and later, thought of checking on her again and even wanted to keep her as a pet however by then she was missing.
I never knew what happened and where the pair wandered off. Though one of the neighbor girl kept apologizing to me saying that her father wanted to catch our chickens and cook them.. I’m not sure if that really happened. x_x
The dumb thing we discovered later was that my father actually received those pair of chickens as his wedding gift with his bloody 3rd wife. x_x
… Shitty huh?
Anyway, that’s that.
As a child, we all like to have pets, don’t you think? Commonly we start out with fishes, terrapins and dogs.
What pet did you want as a kid? You tell me.
Baa~ My mum got off the TV so it’s gaming time~
But before I leave this blog to collect virtual dust again…
On a totally unrelated note… ↓
Today I got to finally meet Krayle-chan~
We got to know each other via blogging and for all this time, we kept in touch from time to time through social medias.
At the moment, she’s running for ambassador at the J-Runway store. I think Singaporeans will know about this stuff.
So yea, do check her out here. ^^
… My PS3 is calling.