Hiker and I went to bed around 9 pm last night. I read for about an hour and then went to sleep. At midnight Hiker woke me up barking at the first sounds of New Year's celebrations. I will say that the party across the street was very quiet and did not bother me at all. A strange occurrence yesterday afternoon here in Canyon View Estates. Hiker and I had gone over to see Jean for a few minutes and when we got home, I noticed Hiker was acting very strange. I was in the bathroom and I heard a weird sound at my front door. It was a scratching sound and then some clucking that sounded like a chicken. I went to look and sure enough, there was a white chicken standing on my front porch. A woman was walking her dogs and she was standing by my driveway looking at the chicken. I guess her dogs had frightened it and it was trying to get into my house for some reason. I have no idea who it belonged too, but it hung around for a couple of hours causing Hiker to go ballistic. Got up around 8 am this morning and after breakfast, finished up some housework that I didn't get to the other day. While I was doing that, I had the Rose Parade on the TV. Had lunch while watching some of the “Twilight Zone” marathon then Hiker and I took a short walk down to Discovery Park. The weather here today was fantastic!