The Twins Ruffle Some Feathers~BY Gabby Angel

Another fun memory of the twinnies šŸ™‚ I was reading something and noticed a petting zoo advertised Ā just the other day. That really brought this memory to mind.Ā Some of our adventure and stunts really were quite innocent … But ended up causing us big trouble. This happens to be one of them … Hang on everyone for we are off to the petting zooĀ šŸ™‚

It was exciting, we were gearing up for a day trip to a petting zoo maybe 50-60 miles away. AutumnĀ and I were about 9 yrs. old, the oldest girlsĀ andĀ also the most responsible. šŸ˜‰ We started out early in the morning, everyone happy and geared up for a fun time. It was just us twinnies and twoĀ sisters, Mom andĀ Dad just knew they could handle this one…or so they thought. šŸ™‚ We all were settled in the car, a station wagon of course andĀ singingĀ and doing someĀ chatting on the way…everything going well. Oh yeah, except for several are we there yets and how much longer, and when will we be thereĀ ?Ā Finally, we arrived at the petting zoo!Ā We saw so many different animals, got to pet andĀ feed them, pose for pictures with some…Which of course Autumn andĀ I loved, we were a bit of the divas back then when it came to pictures. We especially loved the baby lambs who were soft and made cute sounds.

There was a lot to see andĀ take in…Behaving pretty good so far. OK, well except for a bit of showing off to some of the other visitors who were intrigued by the “twin concept”…Giving us compliments andĀ also Mom andĀ Dad. We were little hams and a tiny bitĀ show offy. Oh my, but I do make us sound vain which we weren’t…we just reveled in the admiration. šŸ˜‰ It was really only a little dancing about andĀ a few bars of our favorite song…Well, Dad got us calmed right down with “the look” andĀ his promise of someĀ singing on the ride back home.

We finally came to upon our most anticipated animal … The peacocks! The beautiful colors of the male’s feathers caught our eyes and both Autumn and I thought there was something special andĀ magical about the peacocks. We were allowed to give them food, but no petting because they didn’t like that. One minute everything was fine andĀ the next a small ruckus broke out … The twinnies thought it was OK to pick up some feathers from the ground andĀ the peacocks thought not! They just turned on us…Weren’t they are friends? The sounds they were making, the feathers getting ruffled just scared us silly. A few more guides andĀ helpers rolled in to calm things down…The look on Mom and Dad’s faces, we were going to be in some big trouble!

Crying because no feathers were collected andĀ upset at the rumble of it all, the little sisters were pretty good kind of looking at Autumn and I in surprise and maybe disgust perhaps. We were nicely šŸ˜‰ asked to please move along to the last exhibit, alas with still some sniffling over peacocks gone wild and No Feathers!

Last exhibit was the ponies, we got to pet them andĀ have a little ride…giving Mom andĀ Dad a short break. šŸ˜‰Ā  It was fun, more pictures, more posing andĀ off to the car to head back home! Autumn andĀ I were only given a short lecture, what a relief because Mom andĀ Dad understoodĀ sometimes peacocks really can get excitable after all.

The little sisters fell asleep in the car…Autumn andĀ I wereĀ chatting and singing softly with Dad, before we knew our house appeared andĀ another adventure over! šŸ™‚


Believe~by Autumn Sunshine


It’s so total

this trust

I must

tell you

again and again

this is Ā real

and I feel

and seal

the deal

with a million kisses …

I love you

I do


and always …

We’re on track

and we won’t look back

at what we once lacked

On our way to here

we came so near

of losing all that was dear

and so much fear …

but here we are

and two shining stars

Let’s go on our way

into a brand new day…