Before I had Tabitha, and while I was pregnant, I did a lot of volunteer work for animal charities. I would go to people’s houses, meet them and basically ensure they werent crazies looking to sacrifice a puppy. I also did a lot of driving animals to their new homes or part way and street collection days. I haven’t been involved in this side of things since just before Tabitha was born so I figured it’s time to start giving back! Sarah from East Galway Animal Rescue (EGAR) needed two Pekin Roosters transported from Gort in Co. Galway to Drimoleague in West Cork. I volunteered me and my polo for the last leg of the journey.
I collected the two birds from another volunteer in Fermoy on Friday night and as it was very late to drive anywhere with T I decided they should stay the night. In my bathroom. Yes, they set up camp in dog crates in my bathroom. One cock-a-doodle-do’d his tiny heart out around 7.30am much to the dismay of the dogs so Lester howled outside and Abi barked and ran around nervously.
That afternoon I packed up the cockerels and headed off to bandon and handed them over to their new home. Now I hear they have settled in quite happily but weren’t impressed with the weather and took themselves straight to bed!
Their new home is a farm, an alpaca farm (West Cork Alpacas). The lady who owns the farm has invited me back when the weather is warmer and drier to come have a look around. I’m really looking forward to it, it looks like an incredible place with lots of animals and nature, two of my favourite things.