Monday, December 21, 2009

I checked my Christmas list.... you two weren't on it...

The other evening just before dark, just as I was finishing up feeding my furry loved ones, I saw headlights down at my gate. Now, no one should be there on this particular nite so I started walking up my road towards them. I live a bit off of the main road, so I have a little walk to get to my gate. I saw someone pass from the passenger side of the vehicle to get back in the driver's side. They backed away and took off before I could get close enough to see what they were doing. I walked on up to my gate to check things over, then saw two small shapes red, and black moving around. With a look that could kill, complete with mental daggers, I glanced in the direction of the escaping suv and muttered under my breath, they have dumped two dogs.
Sadly, that happens a lot, the reason I have a small herd of dogs. As I got closer, I realized these were not dogs, but a red rooster and a little black hen. Incredulous, I just kept saying to myself, who dumps chickens???? And the old standby " This could only happen to me." Well I had to round them up for their own safety, so after some crawling around under my cedars for the hen, I finally had them both secured.
They have since gone to a proper chicken friendly home, much to the disappointment of my dogs. As one of my co-workers stated, " Isn't it always the way, people giving you something you really don't want for Christmas."


5 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you found homes for them! Merry Christmas to you !!

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  2. I can't believe that! I bet they are thanking their lucky stars they ended up at your gate, and you had the heart to see they have a proper home for the holidays. I think that happens a lot, people dropping off animals. Breaks my heart. Can you imagine just being dumped from your family, in a strange place, left to fend for yourself?

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  3. That is so terrible that someone just dumped those poor chickens off! Thank goodness you saw it and could rescue them!
    Wishing you and your family a very, Merry Christmas!!

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  4. I feel exasperated and and particilarly lethal towards these type of people.
    Thank goodness for angels like you, they are so innocent, how can these people sleep at night!!
    Wishing you a very happy christmas to you and all your furry ones.
    Linda,Prince & Woozle xoxoxoxo

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  5. I also know their Thankful for being dropped at your gate...
    I believe the people doing the dropping also KNEW!!!
    Thank Goodness they weren't someones Christmas Dinner...
    I know you found them a NEW home for Christmas, but why would someone want to get rid of TWO chickens???

    Wishing You Always The Seasons Best...
    Keep The Heart...
    ~Marilyn

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