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Easter Babies

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Real Estate Agent with Nick Sadek Sothebys International Realty DRE# 01118449

colored chicksAs a child, one of the most exciting things I remember about Easter was going to the store and seeing bins filled with colorful baby chicks.  On my grampa's farm I would chase the little chickies all over the place trying to catch one.  They were too swift for me darting under the fence or into an opening in the barn.  Finally the mama hen would get fed up and jump all over me.  Scared me from chasing her babies.  That's for sure. 

 

Children love little baby bunnies, ducklings and chicks.  They are cute a cuddly.  Fun to play with for about a day or so.  But what happens after the novelty wears off? 


Rabbits and birds need special care.  While they may make excellent pets for some people, they are not toys.  Please resist the urge to buy them for your children unless you are willing and able to take proper care of them.  Every year after the Easter holiday animal shelters get an abundance of left over easter "babies". 


Some animals are better enjoyed as the delicate beauty of nature.  Left in their natural habitat. 

Like my grandmother used to say, "These aren't play pretties."  You look but don't touch. 

They should never be dyed or left at the mercy of a three year old, or any child for that matter.  Teaching our children to respect the earth and the animals who live among us is vital. 

An army of peeps

These guys are colorful and tasty and don't have to be cared for. 

Stuffed animals, colored easter eggs, non-living toys are a much better alternative.  Don't you think so? 

Photos courtesy of Flickr

Chicks

Originally uploaded by Jungle_Boy

An Army of Peeps

Originally uploaded by psilver [silverph.com]

A Delicate and Beautiful Creature

Originally uploaded by psilver [silverph.com]

Contentment

Originally uploaded by psilver [silverph.com]

Happy Easter!  Happy Spring!  

Sincerely,

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Copyright © 2012 Chrysti Tovani

Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Chrystina,

I can't imagine chasing after those chicks, but they are so cute. I'm stuck on the first photo...are those real?

Mar 12, 2008 01:27 PM
Chrysti Tovani
Nick Sadek Sothebys International Realty - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That photo was taken in Morocco.  I don't know if it's even legal to do that in the US anymore.  If you click on the photo it will take you to the page on flickr where it has more info and there are more pictures of these chicks too. 

They are cute.  Can you imagine the stress of being dyed though.  Not pretty. 

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and commenting. 

 

Mar 12, 2008 01:47 PM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL
Hi Chrystina. I enjoyed these pics, but those CHICKS! I wonder if the dye wears off... or if they need touch-ips, like me! :-)  Keep blogging! I notice it takes awhile, but then it really takes on a life of its own on AR. Cheers!
Mar 12, 2008 10:47 PM
Tom Plant
WINEormous.com - Murrieta, CA
Chrystina - Timely post and great advice. I'll stick with the peeps.
Mar 17, 2008 04:07 AM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Broker REALTOR ,GRI, e-PRO
I can hardly wait for Spring flowers. Thanks for sharing such nostalgic memories.
Mar 18, 2008 04:57 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate
Chrystina - Great pic's...I don't like peeps...
Mar 22, 2008 10:03 AM