Talking about birds, I was reading the other day that T Rex's nearest surviving relative is the domestic chicken. Really? Of all the birds in all the world? I think they're just saying that for effect. Still, I'd love it to be true.
And on the broader subject of livestock, my mother got offered a sheepdog yesterday. The woman who keeps sheep in the field my mother owns has a superannuated one she wants rid of. My mother loves dogs but she's not up to talking them for walkies any more so she said "no".