So we were going "Oh! Yes! Pets! We love 'em!" and she went "Oh good, because I have really.. A LOT."
Something about the way she said it made me go "Um... like .... what kind of pets do you mean?"
"Oh.. just everything. Like, I have chickens."
"Well! Chickens! Um but not in the house of course."
"I am actually, massively allergic to chickens."
"Well, yes. Some chickens. Chicks. In the house. Just got them today, they're babies. They're um, in my bathroom. "
Alas, and if I weren't deadly allergic to chickens I would have liked to have seen the baby chicks and woken up to gentle peeping and a view of the Rogue River.
There is a whole Saga of our hotel-finding that night but I will skip to the part where my tire went flat overnight and I twittered it and CityMama saw my twitter and within like 15 minutes her awesome super nice brother showed up at my car! With an electric tire pump! And he pumped up the flat tire and led me to the local tire shop where they FIXED MY TIRE FOR FREE.