Interview With A Turkey








[Being Ruby is proud to present a world first]



[Interviewer] .. Good Evening Mr Turkey ..

[Mr Turkey] .. Please.. Call me Walt.. I'm not one to stand on ceremony..

[Interviewer] .. Thanks Walt.. Well we're here today as Being Ruby has been tagged by the delightful Stephanie of the beautiful blog 'La Dolce Vita' ... Due to unforeseen circumstances.. Julie [author of the world renowned Being Ruby Blogspot] cannot be with us today.. However, we are proud and excited that you Walt could fill in for us.. In fact I'd go as far to say.. It really is a coup and I'm sure Julie's readers will be as thrilled as I am [am I blushing?] to be part of this world first... 'An Interview With A Turkey'... So shall we begin? ....

[Walt] .. Let it rip...


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INTERVIEW WITH A TURKEY




1. If you have pets, do you see them merely as animals or are they members of the family?

[Walt] .. Are you joking? Are you trying to say animals are not family members?



2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?

[Walt] .. To be the first Turkey in outer space



3. What is one thing most hated by you?

[Walt] .. Barbeques



4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

[Walt] .. Money isn't everything.. Have you ever seen a Turkey with a wallet? [WITH a wallet.. NOT as a wallet]



5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?

[Walt] .. Chasing the tourists.. so much fun... scares the heck out of them.. and they call us stupid.



6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

[Walt] .. Depends on your definition of 'being loved'... I've heard a lot of humans 'love' Turkey.. I certainly don't want to be 'loved' in that manner... If only they could see my true beauty the years of abuse and carnage would be a thing of the past.. Humans and Turkeys would co-exist peacefully and the world would be better for it.



7. What is your bedtime routine?

[Walt] .. I like to scratch around a bit.. dig a bit of a hole in the dirt to accommodate my rear end [can I say that on here?]... Sometimes there's a bit of a ruckus if another male turkey wanders over and tries to hone in on my territory... We've been known to go at it a while.. but I always win.. Although I once lost a tail feather but you should've seen the other guy... Turkey's still talk about it to this day.. I have a bit of a reputation now as a bad guy.. so.. all in all it's usually a quiet night.. Just a bit of clucking and scratching.. and then things are quiet on the homefront.



8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?

[Walt] .. Oh.. this is a good story.. I was out scratching around for worms one day when I saw this vision of beauty.. this bird had the longest neck.. bright yellow and red.. it was a thing of beauty. She also had the best speckled feathered undercarriage I've ever seen.. gives me goosebumps thinking of it.. Sadly though her neck has gone south... all that gorgeous yellow is now layers and layers of loose flesh.. wrinkled and folded beyond recognition.. I'd be surprised if there even was a neck in there now.. but in her day... that Turkey was a prize!!



9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?

[Walt] .. NOT Jamie Oliver.. NOR Louise Hay.. NOR Nigella Lawson.. I've heard rumours about just what they do with Turkeys.. Enough to make my eyes water..


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10. What kind of books do you read?

[Walt] .. Read? Turkey's can't read.. but sometimes I like to listen to the tourist tell tall tales... Does that count?



11. What's your fear?

[Walt] .. Barbeques



12. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of life for the opportunity to visit outer space?

[Walt] .. Certainly.. It is my lifelong ambition to be the first Turkey in outer space.. I'm not supposed to talk about this .. but I have it on good authority NASA has been working on the protocol to make this happen. There'll be a worldwide search for the applicant.. When this happens I hope all of you reading this will vote for me... It's one of the reasons I agreed to this interview.. any social media will increase my chances .. right?




13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?

[Walt] .. See question 4




14. What's the first thing you do when you wake up?

[Walt] .. Shake my tail feathers.. They get a bit crumpled during sleep and well.. I want to look my best when I'm out and about..




15. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?

[Walt] .. See question 8.




16. If you could pick a new name for yourself what would it be?

[Walt] .. Peacock.. The name Turkey has such bad associations ... like stupidity and loutish behaviour. Really I don't know how we got such a bad rep.. Have you ever seen a stupid or loutish Turkey? [can I change my answer to question 5?]




17. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?

[Walt] .. Never.. Turkey's never forget.. They say elephants have a long memory.. but it's little known fact that a Turkey has the best memory of all the animal world.. Sorry.. what was the question again?




18. If you could only eat one thing in the next six months what would it be?


[Walt] .. Worms... My favourite.. there's nothing better than a big juicy worm to end the day. Actually.. can I change that to ice cream?


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[Interviewer] .. Well that concludes our questions for this evening.. Thank you Walt for participating.. it's been an honour to meet you.. ..

[Walt] .. Yeah.. no problem Doll Face.. I've gotta run.. I see a bus load of tourists pulling in..


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[Interviewer] .. And he's off ...

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I hope you've enjoyed our little interview
Being Ruby would like to pass this tag onto the following recipients
You may choose to answer in the first person [traditional manner]
Or come up with your own alternative..

NIP ... Bits n Bobs

Of course you are all free to have a bit of fun with this..


This is Being Ruby signing out

Have a great week...









Julie b










IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS:
All Text, Photography and Artwork by [Being Ruby©]
Shots taken on Location at Mr Turkey's home town of Noosa, Queensland Australia
Ruby Time Production would like to extend it's heartfelt thanks to Mr Turkey for his gracious participation





34 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

This is so funny! Love the turkey, and as always the photographs are GORGEOUS, superb, exceptional...
Hope all is well with you.
Teresa
xoxo

theoldboathouse said...

Ha ha...and I thought the title was funny. That was excellent. I want a whole series or atleast a weekly spot. I love how he can't read but he can have an interview...very funny. I have a friend whose son is animal mad. They are one of those families that have 3 dogs, fish, snakes, chickens ducks,a huge pig called Tammy that thinks she is a dog crossed with a person and a McCaw Parrot...amazing. And what is the purpose of my ramblings? well they also have a peacock called Drew...ie Drew Peacock...say it fast...I know, its dreadful, but funny. She has 5 boys so its not surprising. hope you are having a fun day, xx Katherine

oldgreymare said...

Gobble Gobble.... You are such a silly goose... notice I did not say the T word, which I usually select in these circumstances but I will behave.... probably much more so than Walt.

:D

z

Beatnheart said...

I love that turkey.

Jeanne said...

You are one creative bird Julie! Crikey..that was crackin.
Well done you!!
:)))).

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Julie, what a funny post! Love it!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Felicity said...

Classic!

We are Noosans and this afternoon after taking the girls for an after-school ice-cream and swim we were driving home and literally had to stop twice for turkeys lolling their way across the road.

I don't think it was Walt, he doesn't come across as being THAT arrogant.

Seriously, they really do own the place and are more than a pest for locals but seem to capture the hearts and minds of the tourists.

You've given me a new insight by introducing me to Walt, perhaps next time I find one fossicking in my beach bag I'll ask its name and all will be well.

Felicity x
www.giftsofserendipity.com

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

made me smile
and a smile today is precious
thanks

°°°

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JULIE!!! I have known that you are a photographer EXTRAORDINAIRE, but a writer too? SHEESH! THAT WAS HILARIOUSLY WRITTEN!!!! O.K., please tell me you are a professional writer and photographer...if NOT, you need to get OUT THERE AND DO IT!!! PLEASE! What a delight. Dearest, how are YOU? I hope your week is going well. We love ya!!! Anita

becky said...

Hilarious post, Julie!!!! Who knew you were such a crazy (brilliant)comedianne/interviewer?!?!?!? You know all the right questions to ask! do you really have turkeys walking the Sydney beaches or did you pop him in there with photo shop? What a crack-up you are! Thanks for the day brightener! I'll laugh about this all day...

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Becky... No the turkey is for real.. but Noosa beach not Sydney.. That girl looked a little horrified at the turkey advancing towards her ice cream.. haha.. Have fun.. xxxx Julie

Stephanie said...

you are too funny! cute answers, Julie! thanks for playing!

mermaid gallery said...

I met a cousin of yours down in Mexico....He was just poking around .....unfortuately many Yucatan special recipes call for a bit of turkey so I think he might have been laying low....That neck thing is one of my biggest worries too......

michelle said...

I love this post and I will now look at turkeys in a whole new light! :) Your photos are beautiful and thanks for the laugh this morning! I hope you are doing well!
The pic of the turkey eye-balling that ice cream is the best!! :)

Loree said...

That was a sweet and funny interview. LOL I can imagine why Walt does not like Jamie Oliver and the rest :)

Greet said...

So so funny! Haha!
Julie, I love your new blog lay out! So sorry it is toooo long ago since I visited you my dear! But I always love to come here to look for a bit of energy!
Warm greetings,µ
Greet

Drawn to The Sea said...

Okay, now Julie... seriously, I think the neighbors heard me laughing. Strike that. HEAR me laughing :-))

You're just too cute & too creative & too cha cha!
Julia~

Nip said...

I'VE BEEN TAGGED! DOG TAGGED WOOOOFFFFF!

mise said...

Ha ha and triple ha Julie! Blog tag will never be the same again, not after Walt, not after this exposé of life in Turkey Towers. It's tremendous. Good to see the vast peskiness isn't wearing you down.

sharon said...

Excellent Julie, what fun, but I'm not sure he's in a good position to talk abut his girlfriend's neckline!
Sharon
xx

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Julie, you genius! I love it!
Thanks for filling my days with fun, inspiration and so much more... :))

Carole said...

Oh are too clever....using Walt as a stand in is brilliant! plus a facsinating fella. Love the part about the neck going south.....I know the feeling and can understand now what everyone was warning me about! uggh

Love this interview Julie.......is the heat getting to you? and your going bunkers?!!! haha.

That girl looks a little frightened that Walt is going to eat her ice cream:)

hugs,
Carole

My Grama's Soul said...

Cute...Cute...Cute.....from one turkey to another!! LOL LOL

Xo

Jo

Renée Finberg said...

i am maybe gonna die over this post.
of course i agree with all the warm and fuzzy animal stuff.
you know how i love animals.

but the first couple od lines cracked me up.
i really do with i had an interview with a turkey.
i will bring a bag of worms.

xxx

Shellbelle said...

OMG, this is too funny and the pictures of a turkey on the beach? I've seen cows and horses on a beach, but never a turkey. Good thing I wasn't there, because I do love barbecues!

Beach Vintage.com said...

You made me spit out my coffee with laughter when i read the Jamie Oliver comment.

Patyclau said...

Very funny!!! I´ve enjoyed your post very much.

Thank you for your lovely words in my blog.

Kisses

La Petite Gallery said...

Julie, you are a very clever Gal. This was a breath of fresh air, hilarious, witty.

Have a great weekend. Happy Valentine's Day
yvonne

JBeaudetStudios said...

That was so funny Julie! I don't know how you ever thought to do that but it sure made me laugh! Happy Valentine's Day!
Jennifer:)

Exquisite Accessories said...

hee hee hee I am still giggling Julie you are so so witty!! & Walt I am so glad I haven't had Turkey for yearsI can sleep tonight knowing your relations never went past my lips enjoy your time at the beach hope you find some worms!!

June said...

Well Julie, I think I learned a lot about turkeys from Walt. I will never say 'I love turkey' again...at least not in the presence of one anyway.

Walt is a rather handsome devil isn't he.

What a darling post!
sending hugs from here...

desde my ventana said...

Hello Julie,
So so funny!!! I have enjoyed this post, wonderful pictures and words,
I wish you a happy new week ( I think your weekend is finished )
Hugs
Cecilia

animal print gal said...

Hi brilliant July! I love your creativity and your photography as always! Great to be here...

Peter said...

hahaha this is hilarious. Interview with a turkey. LOL. Call Turkey