Friday, April 22, 2011
The pet store where we buy our dog food had chicks on display, presumably for sale because Sunday is Easter. In the town of Somerset, home of our pet store, keeping chickens is legal even though the place is about as agricultural as the moon. For the record, if you're living in a densely populated Massachusetts suburb you probably shouldn't buy your kid a chick for Easter. They grow up into chickens. Unless you're prepared to care for an adult chicken properly, either as a pet or a potential food source, then you're asking for trouble. In fact, you really shouldn't buy anyone any living creature on a whim, regardless of whatever damn holiday it is. This is why we have Marshmallow Peeps. Get your Easter chicken fix that way.