Hello. It’s Belinda.
What did you think of our little April Fool’s prank?
My agent and I cooked that up. I hope you weren’t disappointed that the Spring Fling healthy snackers made with ground timothy hay pellets, oats, apples, bananas, pumpkin, pears, blueberries, carrots, pineapples, dandelion, calendula, red clover, lavender, rose petals, elder flowers, hibiscus, hawthorne berries and rose hips were “sold out.”
At $5.99 for a 40-pound bag they were going to sell out right away, if you know what I mean. Especially with the edible bag.
Thanks to everyone who played along. It was fun.
By mid-week I thought all the goofing around was done. I was busy working on reports for the Happy Easter 2019 special promotions when I got a strange email from my agent.
The subject line said: “New Rush Assignment”
That was bad enough. I panicked, to be honest.
But then I opened the email and saw this:
Chicken to see if you can add something to your blog.
Now I try to be flexible. Everyone thinks that rabbits are “creatures of habit” and that we like things “just so.” Blanket folded a certain way. Breakfast served on time.
Maybe that’s true but when I’m at work I have to be a team player. Which is not my nature. That’s why I read Dale Carnegie books. To get hints on how to “win friends and influence people.”
Thanks to Carnegie I’m finally figuring out how to influence my coworkers.
But get this: Now I’m supposed to influence chickens.
That’s what my agent wanted me to add to my blog. Something about hens and roosters and their roommates.
Because Small Pet Select is launching a line of chicken supplies. Feed, grit, oyster shell, scratch.
All of it top quality, just like the hay and toys and everything else we sell. But I have never tried grit and scratch and quite frankly I don’t care to.
Plus I don’t know any chickens so I can’t do any research. No time anyway. So I’m writing this “on the fly” because I have to meet my deadline.
I didn’t mean that in a rude way. About flying. I originally wrote “I don’t like to wing it” but I thought that sounded like a joke. Which it is not.
And I’m sorry to admit I even considered an Easter egg joke. That’s how scrambled my thoughts are right now.
The last thing I want to do is offend a chicken. We’re all on the same team.
Anyway, I’ll have to get back to you on everything else. Including the new Berry Basil Mini-Cookie.
My agent just sent me another email. The subject line reads “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?”
I’m not going to open it.
Spokesrabbit, Small Pet Select