Sunday, 7 February 2010

And Then There Were Three

IT happened last night. The Wordle above shows the story of the grizzly events. The protagonists are 3 dogs and 1 chicken.

Below is the main culprit.

Here is the accomplice

Is this the only dog that really knows what happened afterwards??

Sadly this chicken is no longer with us.....

I blame myself for being so naive. I read the Absolute Beginners' Guide to Keeping Chickens and noted this particular question. Will my dog hurt chickens?
Anyway, I picked up some of the many feathers scattered around the garden and I hope to use them all when I create my homemade cards.

I honestly thought that all the animals were coexisting harmoniously, but I was wrong. So, now I will wait for K to begin the animal behaviourist training which is obviously necessary, if the other three chickens are to have much hope of lasting longer than the one above. Thank goodness he is back tomorrow.

Thank you PLN
I have been alone in the valley for a whole week. This is another first for me. Only myself for company. Not a soul has been here apart from the postman once, briefly for one second. Very late last night a crowd of hunters were out with their huge searchlights wandering across the fields below. They were looking for the wild boar which roam freely in this area.
I haven't felt lonely because I have had my PLN around me virtually. It's kept me busy and I appreciate the contact I have had with everybody via my computer. Thank you very much for your great company.

I will be offline as of next week. I hope to rejoin you after that. Please feel free to continue my Digital Story, if you wish.


Eric said...

Sheep and lions, or chickens and dogs, seldom lie down in peace.

Sometimes projecting on decency and manners onto fellow creatures - of the non-human variety - can be a tragic mistake.

Sorry for your loss. You told the story with clarity and style.

Janet Bianchini said...

Thank you Eric for your comment.

It's true, one has to always bear in mind the difference in the species. I guess dogs have always had an issue with chickens. My mistake was not shutting the chickens in their pen in time before the cavalry stormed along. I have learned a good lesson!!


I feel really horrible for giggling a little bit. You told the story with such penache.

Eric is a wise man.


p.s. glad to be with ya.

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Karenne

No worries! That's life and I'll be more vigilant next time :)

Anne Hodgson said...

Sheepish, eh? Oh, my. Dogs. Hugs to you!

cloud 10 said...

Janet, Sorry about the chicken...I admire your spirit of recycling him on your Christmas cards!

Janet Bianchini said...

Ooh, no Jane! Can't wait that long! Her feathers will be on birthday cards soon!! I'm all for recycling everything :)

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Ann

Thank you!

marian said...

I love how suggestive your post is, Janet! I can see what you meant by mischief with chickens, now.

I've learnt my lessons, too, with my dog. It's a different world that needs appreciation and also understanding. He provided me with some unbelievable moments when I really felt overwhelmed and started to doubt if I'd made the right decision getting a dog. But those are very quickly forgotten.

Thanks for the link! Wish you a lot of wonderful moments with your faithful companions too.


Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Marian

It is lovely to see you here. Thank you for reading my story. The 3 dogs are a part of my life now and they mean a lot to mean. They have added a new dimension to my life. Wishing you lots of happy days with Art.