Ally from Beekeeper on her Thrash Metal Chickens4th May 2021 0 By Queen Nikki
Thrash metal trio Beekeeper are keeping the headbangers alive and well in California. Vocalist and guitarist Ally Levine also keeps her pets alive too, we hit her up to find out more.
At all about the Rock, we consider ourselves pet lovers, which is why we want to know all about yours! How many pets do you have? What are their names and why? How long have you had them? Tell us all about them!
I have 2 cats Peanut and Pickle, a rescue pair who are named after an inside joke from the movie Wild At Heart. I also have 4 egg laying hens which don’t really have names but they have nicknames like Goober, and ‘the mean one’.
Haha, the mean one… What is the weirdest thing your pets have done or what’s the weirdest thing you have done with your pets?
My cat Peanut collects socks if I leave them on the floor and will carry them all around the house meowing and parading the sock as if she caught a mouse. As for the second question I’m not sure if I’ve done anything weird with my pets haha.
What is the best trick your pets can do?
All my cats do are lounge and beg for food they’re pretty spoiled. I haven’t taught them any tricks but maybe one day.
They sound so sweet. This past year has been pretty manic, so you’ve no-doubt, like the rest of us, spent a lot of time at home. How have your pets helped being at home for you? Have they been comforting, or have they just been driving you nuts?
I took in Peanut and Pickle right when the lockdown was in full swing during the summer and just the emotional support an animal can give is such a special gift to have during an especially stressful time like the lock downs. The chickens also gave me company while working in my garden during all my free time, they are really social creatures, and when I sit outside with them they cuddle up with me and provide a lot of joy to me.
Well I have to say these chickens sound awesome! Have you always been an animal lover?
I grew up with dogs in my family and definitely consider myself an animal lover. I’ve had a leopard gecko, a beetle, a mouse, two rats (King and Diamond ) a turtle, I think if you have the time and means to care for an animal it can be a very rewarding relationship.
Are you one of those people that puts your pets into costumes? Don’t be shy to tell us about their battle vest.
Hahaha no. I don’t shame it at all, I follow an Instagram account for a fashionable Italian Greyhound that I thoroughly enjoy. I think my cats would shred me to pieces if I dressed them up.
I’ll have to find that greyhound!
Do they like it when you practise at home or has your pet had any influence on your music? Do they seem to prefer any particular genre of music more than another?
When I practice guitar at home my cats are very interested in it and they’ll cuddle up next to me.
Who looks after your pets whilst you’re away on tour/holiday?
I have not toured while having pets yet but when I do my partner will care for them. When I go out of town my amazing neighbour cares for the chickens and cats and I’m very lucky for that.
Well Ally, I reckon your little home sounds lovely! Pat the chickens for us!
Stay safe and as always it was a pleasure.
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