Unpopular Pets

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
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Title Unpopular Pets
Description make anything nice. So, we just got our little curly heads together and came up with what we thought was a terrific idea. In action, the idea went like this: we filled a tin can with wheat from the granary and began feeding tine. All the barnyard fowl came running and began picking at the grain being scattered with circular arm movements. Then came the crucial time, the fulfillment of the idea. As one of us approached a big rooster, she grabbed its tail and swung it up in the air and around her head. One tall feather came out, or maybe, two. The gesture was repeated time after time, and before we knew it, we had a lot of "de-tailed" roosters and we had enough big colorful tail feathers to make a nice feather duster for Manna's birthday present. Tied together with a string, we considered the duster an original and useful item. Mamma kissed us and thanked us when we made the presentation, but nevertheless, she looked surprised and puzzled. Often we wondered why we never saw her using the feather gift as she dusted the furniture in the front room. UNPOPULAR PETS Esther B. Christensen Mt. Pleasant, Utah Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention #2 Anecdote Ki and Ote, the boys called them, were two little pups which Joe and Frank Jorgensen found in a coyote den on the bank of Cedar Creek near their farm home four miles out of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. The little coyotes thrived on the diet of dog's milk furnished by a female dog at the farm. They became most interesting pets, but lost favor with Mrs. Jorgensen when they began devouring her little chickens. So the pets must be disposed of. The Ericksen boys who lived in town brought some rabbits to the farm and exchanged for the coyotes. When the trade was made, Joe and Frank accompamed the coyotes and the new owners to town where the coyotes were established in their new home. When the Jorgensen boys returned to their home in the Bottoms, they found no rabbits--only some scattered fur, but Ki and Ote were comfortably housed in the rabbit pen. Source: This incident took place in the 1880's as Frank was born in 1877 and Joe in 1880. An older sister of the two Jorgensen boys told the story. -3-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325230
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