話說,一位來自美國的34歲美女模特Summer Rayne Oakes,她把在紐約布魯克林所住的公寓,布置成了都市裡的活森林。在這間110平米左右的公寓裡面,如今已經有超過700株大大小小的植物。也許聽起來很瘋狂,Summer還養了一隻母雞作為寵物,並且不論到任何地方她們都形影不離。英國那些事兒分享這則趣聞。

2017年5月,她在野生鳥類收容所見到了這隻被人遺棄的母雞,雖然從沒想過要養只雞當寵物,但初次見面的那一刻,她改變了想法,“我當時想,噢,我的天,這是我這輩子見過的最可愛的東西了。它跳上我的膝蓋,開始打扮自己,在那裡感覺很舒服的樣子。”

Summer非常喜歡這個可愛的小東西便收養了它,並給它取名為“Kippee”。Kippee曾是一個復活節禮物,但是就像其他很多小雞一樣,在節日後不久就遺棄了。它被帶到了曼哈頓的收容所,在這裡被收養下來。

I never projected where fostering a little orphan hen from the @wildbirdfund would lead, but admittedly, she’s invited a whole host of new, unexpected experiences that I wouldn’t have ever had the pleasure of having. Now, her story has been told in @modernfarmer, @nypost and @dailymail (see my Stories for more). * * Last year, I took an ovenbird that got caught in an inhumane rat trap to @wildbirdfund, and this little red hen hopped on my lap and started preening herself. The folks at WBF, whom care for thousands of hurt or orphaned birds and animals every year, convinced me to foster her after my book tour for @sugardetoxme came to completion, and I’ve had her ever since. * * I tried to get a coop in my Community Garden, but there wasn’t enough support from fellow gardeners, so K.C. from @Greenthumbnyc tipped me off to @LosSures, a senior citizen service center and food justice program here in Williamsburg, which already had a coop and a community that supported the hens—and just a short walk from my house. Yesterday we had our first volunteer day to rebuild a new, better coop—and this Saturday, May 19th, we’ll be finishing it off, so that we can bring Kippee there and get more orphaned hens for the community to enjoy. * * Around Easter, moms and dads like to get their kids “Easter chicks” or “Easter bunnies” and when the novelty wears off—they typically abandon the animals. Additionally, schools here—namely grade schools, will often incubate birds and then have no plan on what to do with them afterwards—so the birds’ fates are sealed and they wind up without homes—often in streets or city parks to fend for themselves. * * Kippee is a lucky hen (I tell her that every day, though she doesn’t seem to listen), but not all are that lucky. If you’d like to foster a bird or have a farm that would like to take some, then contact @wildbirdfund, as they are always looking for fosters and good permanent, loving homes. I hope Kippee’s story serves as an education tool–not only to educate people about hens, but also about reducing or eliminating the incubation or birds that you cannot support! 🐣 ph @nypost #twochicksinbrooklyn #henmom

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來到Summer如同“城市森林”般的家中,小母雞Kippee的生活幸福指數急速躥升。Summer每天需要為Kippee準備許多蟲子、穀物和碎蛋殼作為它的食物,吃飽喝足,ippee就在雨林般的家中散散步消消食,閒情逸緻來了就飛到高處探尋新世界。

Kippee經常會照着鏡子“打扮”自己,目標做一隻精緻的母雞,自拍感覺也很贊,Summer的爸爸還為Kippee做了一個木製托盤,這樣它就可以在自己的床上吃早餐,但Kippee喜歡坐在裡面。

Summer最近正在撰寫一本題為《如何讓植物愛你:培養你的個人綠色空間》的書,但是如果有一隻母雞睡覺時靠在你的手上,那真的是很難做事了吧,“要不以後換你養家?”

Summer從小在賓夕法尼亞州東北部的農村長大,家裡有一片5英畝的土地,所以從小就被植物跟動物們環繞着長大。後來為了從事模特行業,Summer搬到了紐約。也許正是因為這樣的成長背景,所以Summer對植物、家禽充滿感情。

每年夏天Summer都要回家幫爸爸摘藍莓,這次還帶上了Kippee一起,小傢伙是各種賣力幫忙摘(吃)藍莓。由於曾遭人遺棄,Kippee非常粘人,Summer說:“如果我一離開它,它會表現得非常沮喪,而且還不停地尖叫。”為了克服Kippee的焦慮,不管是逛街、旅行、工作,Summer都會用籃子帶着它,這常常會引起路人的注意。

有一次,Summer把Kippee從籃子中放出來讓它在公園裡自由活動,不過遭到警察的責罵,警察要求她必須拴住自己的母雞。Kippee的雞冠比較發達,因此常常引起“誤會”。Summer有次帶着Kippee在街上走,一個小男孩看見後尖叫“看!看!是公雞!”

“在紐約這樣的現代城市,與農村生活是如此脫節”,所以對Summer來說,Kippee是教育公眾、普及常識特別好的“教學用品”。

 

甚至在工作的時候,Summer也會帶着Kippee,各種場合毫不怯生,久而久之Kippee也引起許多工作人員的關注,最終它也開始“接拍”一些廣告。

I just walk 🤦🏽‍♀️around and do what my chicken 🐔 tells me to do. Here, she strikes a #poultrypose @modelallianceny with @saraziff and @misskarenelson. __ No but seriously, I’d LOVE to leave my hen at home, but I haven’t figured out a way to do it without her screaming bloody murder, so in the meantime, I have to take her out, practically Baby Bjorning her to my chest! __ For those of you who have had chickens, you’ll know they are social creatures and have a clear “pecking order” and complex relationships. If one of the members of a flock leaves or dies, some of the other flock members who were closest to her, may become very sad, withdrawn or depressed. Over time, the flock dynamics shift, but I don’t know if they ever forget their fellow flock member. ___ When I began fostering Kippee around 10 months ago from @wildbirdfund, I didn’t think through the whole scenario. I didn’t imagine her imprinting on me so much, but she has. If I turn the corner, she gets nervous, but if she’s right near my feet, or if she’s strapped to me, or on my shoulder, she’s right at home. __ Not sure where this will all lead, but I’m glad she loves social settings such as these, because 1.) she always seems to bring a smile to people’s faces (except that guy in the shot, he just looks outright confused! (But he did tell me that he saw a scorpion on set for a photo shoot that same morning, so he was probably like, “What’s with the zoo creatures today?!!?”)). And 2.) she gets to support good causes like the brave and necessary work that @modelallianceny is doing for model rights and putting an end to sexual harassment on the job. As @misskarenelson said last night, she’d like to see systemic change, where a crop of new people can take the lead who are not abusers or enablers of the broken system (paraphrasing here). ___ Anyway, in the meantime, there will be a lot more #felfies happening at future events run by good people. Ph: @angelacappetta

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人們可以看到它舒舒服服地喝着蘇打水、吃着價格昂貴的火腿,甚至擺出各種好看的姿勢。鏡頭感特別好,隨便一拍都是大片。

到目前為止,Kippee已經出現在Celestial Seasonings茶、Lulu Lemon、Tushy等廣告中,成為一隻名副其實的“網紅雞”。

I’ll let you determine who the hottest chick 🐔 on the board is. #queenkippee 😂

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看着Kippee的走紅,Summer不禁感慨“我真的覺得自己像一個帶着孩子的媽媽。”不過Summer覺得,Kippee總歸不是人,而是只母雞,它的生活不應該僅僅是跟人打交道。Summer認為Kippee與其他母雞一起玩耍能夠幫助它減輕焦慮,最近她籌集了3500美元,在附近的社區中心重建雞舍,這樣對它很有好處。

👋🏽 Hey All #nycplantswap18 Peeps: Kippee says, “Sit tight!” I know we have a Waitlist now for the event 😲 (did not plan for that 🤔). I’m triple checking with @lululemonnyc to see what our capacity numbers are; and they’ll be opening up a second room for us, so important thing is: if you’re interested in coming, click the “Plant Swap” link in the highlighted stories above to put your name in. If we can make the room, I’ll be able to take folks off the Waitlist and then you’ll have 24 hours to grab a ticket. So very excited for this. Plus, with the matching grant through @inourbackyards, we’ve already been able to raise over $1600 for the garden and coop for @lossures! We’ll have a volunteer day for that too in May, so it’s just an all around good positive feedback loop of sharing and giving. 🌿💚 P.S. someone reached out to me to volunteer for the event; I cannot find your message to me, so if you’re out there (or if you’d like to help out at the event), please reach out again!!! Thank you!!!! 📸 @braddicksonimages

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每天晚上,這隻小母雞在睡覺之前,都喜歡依偎在Summer的床上,然後晚上8點準時棲息,睡在卧室門上方的木板上。Kippee作為母雞還有個好處….能下蛋啊!“我通常會把雞蛋做成蔬菜煎蛋餅,這是人們能吃到最新鮮的雞蛋了”,Summer咂咂嘴巴興奮地說道。

Forget a “bee 🐝 in your bonnet”; how about a hen 🐔on your head? * * When my friend, stylist @altorisonyc shared that she had this idea 💡 to turn my hair into a nest for Kippee to sit upon, I admit, I was intrigued. She always pulls the best references from classical paintings and film scenes, and we got together and executed this! * * This was just one of the shots done, which just ran in @modfarm with a little story of Kippee, how she came to @wildbirdfund as an orphan chick, and how we’re raising funds for a brand new coop in the area as part of the @lossures community. When life gives you 🍋 lemons, you make lemonade… (Link in Stories) * * Style & Production: Cynthia Altoriso; Photographer: @davidwhitestudionyc ; Clothing: @maggienorriscouture; Jewelry: @estynhulbert; Makeup: @makeupbyjerrylopez; Hair: Yasutake @yassszzz; Backdrops: @brodersonbackdrops #thechickenworld

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一年來的形影不離,Summer與Kippee建立了深厚的感情,“我感覺它不是我用以寄託情感的寵物,反而我是它的情感支撐。”“今後我們也一直會在一起。”

 

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