wings and things

My muse is a peachick

on December 9, 2013

Gutsy 9 is one year old today (yes I got the date wrong in a previous post – I thought I found her on November 9!) For those who don’t know, G9 is the peachick I found scurrying around outside on 9 December 2012. I knew she wasn’t a duck or a goose but I thought she might be a chook, or a turkey, or even a guinnea fowl, and it took me awhile to realize she was a peachick. Since none of the peahens seemed to want her, I brought her into the house and raised her until she was big enough to go outside. As she grew, I discovered that she was pied (half white and half blue) and recently that she was a she after all (we had thought she was a he). She is a daily delight – she runs to me whenever she hears my voice and still does funny little twirlies, then follows me like a dog. Here are some photos of her a year ago – on my shoulder, Anthony’s lap and in Ming’s hands – and her birthday photo today. She has brought all of us a great deal of joy.


25 responses to “My muse is a peachick

  1. Terry says:

    She is very beautiful!!!

  2. A beautiful friend you have!

  3. Trisha says:

    Happy birthday Gutsy9! It’s amazing how much she’s changed in a year. She’s really grown into a beautiful lady!

  4. Beautiful birthday photo 🙂

  5. G9 looks gorgeous. Happy birthday!

  6. cobbies69 says:

    Has she got her own blog yet. 😉 birthday wishes..

  7. The most original and beautiful muse!

  8. mimijk says:

    Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

  9. niasunset says:

    Happy Birthday to Her, we all love her dear Julie, Thank you, Blessing and Happiness to you All, love, nia

  10. Lynda says:

    She is a beauty, and I love her headdress! You are so lucky to have her!

  11. shoreacres says:

    My gosh. I can’t believe a year has passed! The next thing you know, she’s going to be bringing home a boyfriend and wanting college tuition. 😉

    Happy birthday to her, and congrats to you for hanging in with her all this time!

  12. Happy Birthday Gutsy9!

  13. Precious beautiful girl. What a marvelous love affair to have. The best. Happy Birthday G9. xoxo

  14. Happy birthday to your gorgeous little pea-chick. 🙂

  15. I feel like a proud doting aunt! Who would have thought that I would get attached to a peahen from afar? 😀

  16. Judith Post says:

    A year already! Boy, it goes fast. Happy birthday to a beautiful, young peacock!

  17. You should write a kids’ story about her. 🙂

  18. Love the pics. Amazing what joy one bird can bring!

  19. tootlepedal says:

    Mark me down as a Gutsy admirer.

  20. lensgirl53 says:

    My daughter is crazy about all of her chickens and takes a great deal of time with them. They are very fond of her. Yours is quite cute. They can become very domesticated like other animals.

  21. Happy birthday G9 she has grown into such a beautiful bird

  22. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Gutsy has been my hero since day 1. Thanks for sharing the older pictures. Take care, BIll

  23. Anonymous says:

    I love G9 or as I still call her nine. I remember the post of you doing everything in 9’s then this little baby shows up and you name her nine. It stuck with me and I have been attached ever since. I also love how Ming saw her as gutsy but nine has as much or more meaning for me. Happy birthday to you both. Thank you for sharing your life with us Julie. Love that bird

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