August 10, 2013 – I picked up a book this afternoon that I found in an open box in the garage. It had an interesting enough title, A Hen Named, Giblet, so I took it back to the coop to read over a cup of chamomile tea. I didn’t realize until I was three chapters in, that it was a horror story! Poor Giblet was minding her own business pecking at some scratch, when a hooded rooster came up behind her and… (gasp), I can’t even speak the words. It was gruesome. It was grisly. My heart began to thump rapidly. I was so horrified, that I think I actually stopped breathing; until Wilma walked into the coop and noticed that my eyes had grown larger than my head. “What’s up with you, clown face?” That’s when I dropped the book and wrapped my entire body around her like ivy on a lamppost. “Hold me?!” I gasped into her ear. Leave it to Wilma to snap me out of panic mode. No, she didn’t calm me with a loving, “there, there”. She dumped an ice cold pitcher of water down my back and shoved me into the hanging feeder. I returned the favor later on when she was ready for bed. How coincidental that Wilma should come upon the very same book in her nesting box? The screaming should commence any minute. And if you’re wondering, oh ya… the pitcher has been refilled.
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