Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Funeral for a Chicken

We were out of town for the weekend, and our wonderful neighbors were feeding our animals. When we got close to home, I called our voice mail for messages. The neighbor left a message askign us to call as soon as we got home. Knowing something was up, we stopped at their house first. They told us one of the chickens died Sunday morning. Immediately we knew it was the poor little Bumblefoot chicken. She had been acting strangely for the past week or so -- staying off to herself, things like that. They saved her little body for us.

We went home and prepared a Serbian Orthodox-style funeral for her complete with incense, candle, and a little rakija. We have a pet cemetary in our yard where we have cats, a rabbit and a bird, and now the Bumblefoot chicken has joined them. It was a sort of sad homecoming.


Paint Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about your chicken! It is always hard to lose a pet.
When I was a kid, we use to bury all of our pets, dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, in our yard too. My sister and I would make crosses and put their names on them.

Desert Rose said...

So sorry you lost your little Bumble foot...I know how hard you tried to keep her healthy!!!

webquilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important it is for you to keep your animals healthy. I am sure that John has put a spin on it to take away your pain. Our animals are buried in the alley next to our house in Gary. I feel bad we left them there. :(

Callie said...

Aaaww, So sorry to hear about the loss of your chicken. We have a pet cemetary in our yard as well.Poor little birdie. :(

Georgie Herr said...

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I am a fan of your site, and am producing a horse show that I think you would be interested in!
It is from the makers of Cirque du Soleil, and features both humans and horses. If you are interested, I would be great for our company if you could post some info about Cavalia! It's great! A link to the wesbite, ticket information, a picture, anything!
Here it is:
Cavalia, the internationally acclaimed spectacular equestrian odyssey makes its Chicago debut beginning Tuesday, July 14. This multimedia extravaganza brings together more than 100 two and four-legged artists. The mix of horses, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, riders and musicians transports spectators to dream-like settings while celebrating the timeless bond between horses and humans.

Normand Latourelle, founder and artistic director of Cavalia, is the visionary behind the show. As one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Latourelle first brought Cirque to Chicago in 1988. Through Latourelle’s passionate vision, Cavalia revolutionizes equestrian and performing arts much like Cirque du Soleil revolutionized the circus. Latourelle has become renowned for adventurous, mammoth and innovative productions that transport spectators to new realms of imagination.

Cavalia has captivated audiences across North America and Europe and has been praised by the media and critics alike.

Regular tickets are priced from $45.50 to $98.50. Special pricing is available for children and seniors. In addition, special packages including an exclusive visit to the Cavalia stables are also available. Prices do not include service fees.



Performances will run July 14 through July 26.

Cavalia will be presented under its towering White Big Top, which will be pitched in Chicago’s stylish West Loop at Racine and Jackson.

Thank you so much for your support!