Small town values, and the love of a rooster

I was born and raised in Baker City. I grew up on an acre of land in town and was surrounded by animals. Horses, ducks, chickens, roosters and even a milk cow. My father graduated from Baker High School as I did, my husband and our children. I love this small town and everything that comes with it, the small town values and its sense of belonging are priceless.

I am writing today to tell a story about a rooster, not just any rooster of course but a rooster that my granddaughter loves. We first got Frizzle when he was so small we did not know he was a rooster. She fell in love with him right away. She lives in Boise and loves to come over and spend time with Frizzle and her grandparents, as we all did growing up. I was really saddened to read that the City Council is considering a ban on roosters. We are so blessed to be able to live in such a community that allows us to fall in love with little chicks that turn out to be roosters. Frizzle has been a part of our family for five years now. I wonder, City Council, do you support the same small town values that I do?

Pixie McKnight

Baker City