Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Peggy Sue, We Love You!

This week we brought home a new family member. Her name is Peggy Sue and we love her already. Peggy Sue was born with a birth defect and her family brought her to Dr. Molnar at All Animals Vet Hospital in Calabasas, who just so happens to be our vet as well. Dr. Molnar saw how adorable she was…

Leaving the Nest

It's official: Jasmine is now a big girl chicken and is sleeping with the other birds in the barn.

Jasmine was born with crooked toes and could not walk. When we were asked to help, we brought her to our avian specialist and after a week in the hospital her toes were straightened…

My Life as a Momma Hen: Bedtime Ritual

Jasmine has been an absolute delight to have in the house, aside from the poop. She has gotten so big but still follows us around and cuddles when we watch TV. With all three of my children, I had a very special bedtime ritual I used to do with them when they were small. I would tuck them…

My Life as a Momma Hen, Week Twelve

When we first brought Jasmine home, I was with her for the first 4 weeks and she went with me wherever I went. She slept in bed with me, rode in the car with me, brought my daughter to dance class, and ran all my errands with me. She sat in my lap while I worked and followed me all around the house. She was never alone; we bonded…

The Original Lap Chicken

Our sweetheart, Norma Jeanne made her transition home last week. How do I thank someone enough who worked besides me to make this world a gentler place? How do I find enough words to express my love for the one who coined the phrase "lap chicken" and opened hundreds of hearts? How do I say…

My Life as a Momma Hen, Week Three

I’m thinking that all moms can attest to this - babies don’t always go to sleep when we want them to, and Jasmine is no exception. Chickens are supposed to go to sleep at dusk and wake at dawn. In preparation for Jasmine to transition to the barnyard when she is old enough, I am trying…

My Life as a Momma Hen, Week Two

My day starts before sun-up so I can take a shower and brush my teeth and get dressed before Jasmine wakes up. When I’m in the shower and she can’t see me, she gets upset. So, I decided to get ready while it’s still dark and she is still sleeping. When I am done getting ready, I open Jasmine’s crate and am greeted…

Being a Momma Hen

Our new hen has been with us for a week now and has changed our lives forever. She sleeps in my hands during meetings, perches on my shoulder in the car, follows me all around the house, and cries for me in front of the shower door in the morning. I have to keep telling her that I am still there and that I will be right out.…

A New Arrival

A few weeks ago, I was approached by a woman who said she was from out of town and staying with some friends who have a bunch of backyard chickens with chicks who just hatched. One of the chicks could not walk and her toes were crooked. The woman said she had been helping this chick eat but she had to return home…

Jesse’s Girl Laid an Egg!

Look, Jesse's Girl laid her very first egg. Once they hit sexual maturity, chickens lay about one egg a day. If she mates with a rooster, the egg will be fertilized and the hen will sit on it and not want us to take it. If she doesn't mate with a rooster, the egg comes out unfertilized and she will just leave it…