Saturday, January 5, 2008

One happy rooster

I've taken several pictures of the lonely rooster who used to belong to the next-door neighbor and somehow ended up living here, roosting at night in our barn.  For lack of better companionship, he's been keeping company with our calves.

Cliff has developed a rather grudging affection for that old rooster; if he feeds the calves, he'll toss a handful of their grain on the ground.  Lately old Rooster actually approaches Cliff, begging politely.

In recent days I've told Cliff, "That rooster needs a hen."

"No, he does not," Cliff would say.  "He has his calves."

But some lady Cliff works with happened to be culling her chickens, and Cliff took one off her hands and brought her home last night.

Old Mr. Rooster is lonely no more.






19 comments:

mutualaide said...

I'm such a sucker for romance ... :)

rollinghillsides said...

How sweet.   What a great Valentine's Day those two are gonna have, lol!  I also think all animals need another of 'their kind' to keep company with.  

madcobug said...

Awww, they look perfect together. Now he has one of his own kind to pal around with. Their coloring even matches. Helen

heyuno said...

Pop's is getting soft in his old age...

geocachelinda66 said...

Oh boy you will have a mess of chickens pretty soon

nay0114 said...

LOL to funny love for 2008. Cute story.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

redpoppy007 said...

What a happy story! Roosters need love too. lol..

gen0507 said...

Awww what a happy beginning.  I know the rooster is happy now.

Hollie

helmswondermom said...

Oh, goodie for Mr. Rooster!  I'm so happy for him!
Lori

marainey1 said...

That is good news.  Now maybe you'll even have some fresh eggs!  Every rooster needs a hen for sure.  'On Ya' - ma

breakaway1968 said...

AWW two thumbs up to your hubby!  how sweet of him!  Gotta love guys that will do that huh?!

msecz said...

how nice to have a friend..... pretty one too
Sandra

amy122389 said...

awwwwwwwwwww..........you have chickens!  ::gives you The Face::  I want chickensssssssss!  I really really like chickens.  I have no idea why though.
(I bet my dogs would like chickens, too, but for entirely different reasons.  LOL)

~Amy

lanurseprn said...

That's just cool!
Pam

ryanagi said...

Aww! Poultry love!  Neat!

ora4uk said...

I love chickens...but alas...being in the city...no can do...they look so sweet together LOL...now you will have fresh eggs ever day....is that how it works??? LOL...hugs...Ora

fowfies said...

Aw now that sure was sweet. You need to do a video of them together. I bet he was just so happy, and now he is doing the chicken dance for her isnt he? I love that dancing. How is she taking to him? Guess she was the lucky one huh, not being turned into dinner and all. ;)

csandhollow said...

Awwwww

whitedove3622 said...

What a love story so far. I hope it has a happy ending. And they lived happily ever after I hope.