This is Bossy, who's about 9 weeks old. She's a Barred Plymouth Rock chicken, usually referred to as a Barred Rock. Bossy and Petunia, the other Barred Rock, are the calmest of our small flock. They do not take off like a rocket when out of the run. (Ahem, Loretta, are your ears burning?) Junior is training Bossy to jump for a grape, and it's working, much to my surprise. Bossy likes a good snack: watermelon, tomatoes, and dainty bites of cheese. Bossy has ridden in a wagon, slid down the slide on Junior's lap, and participated in a playdate (not her idea but she went along with it). Bossy is a good egg.
In regard to literary matters, the book of the day is The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, written by Philemon Sturges and illustrated by Amy Walrod. A great choice for a preschool-4's or kindergarten class, the picture book was featured on a Just One More Book!! podcast. The husband-and-wife team of Mark and Andrea say, "The colourful cut paper illustrations and the playful narrative make this funky, urban retelling of the Little Red Hen a hoot to read aloud."