Thank you to the folks who sent texts or e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog about the frustrating day I had, telling me they hoped Friday would be a better day. Overall it was. I managed to knock out another 3,500 words or so in my new book, and even though my neighbor didn’t make it over to check out my computer problem, at least it worked all day long without any issues.
Unfortunately, things weren’t quite so good for my son Travis and his wife Geli. As I told you in a blog post a couple of weeks ago titled Battle of the Red Rooster, when we were visiting them at their new house in Alabama recently, I had an encounter with their noisy, obnoxious rooster and came out on the losing end of things.
Travis sent me a message yesterday morning saying that sometime before daylight they heard a big ruckus out in the yard and went out to investigate. It turned out that a big snake had gotten into one of their chicken coops and killed one of the birds they had gotten as chicks a couple of months ago. They had just put the chickens, now much larger than when they first arrived, out in a coop a few days ago, and they were both devastated because they love their critters. Well, except for snakes. They dispatched that intruder, then spent most of the day trying to figure out how it got into the coop and sealing all possible entryways to keep any other predators out.
While I was sorry to hear about their misfortune, I will admit that I am shallow enough that the first thought that went through my mind was, why not the rooster if the damn snake was going to kill anything? Probably because it’s much larger and wouldn’t be such easy prey.
Hopefully, they won’t have a repeat performance, but they do understand it’s life in the country, where only the strong survive. Well, the strong, and obnoxious roosters
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – Why are goods sent by a ship called CARGO and those sent by truck a SHIPMENT?