On Thanksgiving Day, Blossom the turkey will go out hiking with her best friend, a dog named Minnow, and her foster mom, Abbie Hubbard.
“It’s also one of Minnow’s very favorite activities and I think she feels proud to be hiking with Blossom. I sure do,” Hubbard told TODAY. “Then we’ll have a lovely plant-based meal at home. Blossom and Minnow both love veggies so there will be plenty.”
Blossom is Hubbard’s foster turkey. Hubbard is 40 and lives in northern Virginia, where she is deputy director of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. She took Blossom in a few months ago, after the then-just-five-week-old bird was rescued from a slaughterhouse.
Hubbard is no stranger to welcoming animals from meat farms. Earlier this year, she cared for a rescue chicken named Chickpea until Chickpea was old and healthy enough to go to Burgundy Farm, a school that is also a home for animals. …