Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Well, 'SNEEZY' is still hanging around, and getting braver every day. Today, we were loading the trailer for our show this weekend in VA (SUMMER IN THE VALLEY) and he strutted around among all the goodies, curious to see if anything was for him...LOL  He kept coming up to me, staring into my eyes...don't know if it was a challenge or he found me 'mother-like', but he ended up flying  onto my shoulder for a brief, up-close visit, then onto a table he found more interesting. 
Later, as we had the door propped open to bring goods out of the basement, 'SNEEZY' couldn't resist, so in he walked and started checking things out among our junky storage...Enough!  Out he went after Giles shooed him away.
He is certainly charming and interesting, but as with all wildlife, we're trying not to encourage him to be our pet. Already, he is sure to become easy prey since he clucks loudly with every step while he is hunting for bugs.  He obviously is not afraid of humans, loud noises, sudden movements and strange piles of old stuff sitting in the driveway, awaiting their place in the trailer.
SNEEZY is young and curious and cute...but he will get bigger, wilder and more aggressive as he matures and when mating season begins, it would not be a 'good thing' for him to feel at ease around us. He needs to move on and find a 'family' more like himself... Besides, the season of giving Thanks isn't far off, so if he knows what's good for him...Well! 
BTW...everytime he gets close to us, he sneezes...YEP!  So checked and read that 'stags' (males) make the sneezing noise as a way to show off...Thus, the name 'SNEEZY'... And he has been showing off!
As for those who think it is fun to 'adopt' wild animals, please think before you do. They are wild! They need to enjoy nature as God intended... Let's all enjoy these wild creatures from a distance and hope they don't all try to 'adopt' us!  BLESSINGS!


Jen said...

Hes gonna miss you two when your in VA. Guess he knows good country folk when he sees them!!!
Good luck at the show, know you will do well!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh my gosh, I'd have a heart attack! I'm so afraid of birds - at least up close. Loved the pictures though, but you are so right about wild animals. Good luck at the show, Dawn

Karen said...

Oh what fun!
But I agree with them needing to stay 'wild'...but isn't it difficult when they have been so friendly and easy to be around.
Bless his little heart...I hope he continues on his path and lives a long, long life.
Hope the show is a huge success.

Prims By The Water said...

He looks so tame, but you are right...when he grows up, look out. He needs to saty wild and be with his own kin. Maybe he will get the hint when you are gone. Good luck with your show! Take care, Janice

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Very interesting ~ and fun at the same time. I'm sure he was looking for a little love and was lonely. I'm sure he came to the right place!!!
Good Luck with the show!
Prim Blessings

Barbara said...

We fear Sneezy has gone to turkey heaven..our neighbor said there is a small cave below us, further down the holler and seems to be home to coyotes, and since we haven't seen Sneezy for a few days, we think his clucking attracted the coyotes..So sad, but his very brief stay here was fun and interesting...Blessings