Monday, April 19, 2010

HEARTACHE

On this beautiful spring morning, birds are singing and flowers blooming, two of my girl's have been killed. Dear sweet Gladys and Georgia I have lost to a fox. I now realize what the phrase "sly as a fox" truly means, I have learned the hard way. I have recovered Georgia and buried her in the flower garden, but have yet to find Gladys. Winslow and I have walked the fields and woods and have found evidence of her demise.
I know they are just chickens to some, but to me my buddies and how I loved dear Gladys. I keep hoping she might appear, but I am afraid there is little hope. Today is a sad day.

29 comments:

Rural Revival said...

Oh dear, what sad news. They're not just chickens at all, they are a part of your family. It hasn't been a good weekend for chickens all around has it? So sorry to hear about Gladys and Georgia.

~Andrea~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh NO! my heart sank when i saw this....i am SO SORRY this has happened....what a sad, sad day.

i feel your pain and i know what a horrible loss this is to you...

losing a beloved pet is just beyond words...such a terrible loss...

i know how much you loved your girls, i understand this pain all too well...

i am sending my heartfelt sympathy to you and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...

love,
kary

Razzberry Corner said...

I am so sorry. This is my biggest fear. I worry so much about my chickens, my husband thinks I'm nuts! But they have become like part of the family now. It's tough not to be attached.

~Lynn

Mrs. H. said...

I am so very, very sorry.

JulieF1962 said...

I am so sorry. I love reading about your chickens. We have a small dog we love dearly, and even living in a suburb of Chicago, I have seen coyotes close to home. I can so understand your heartbreak. I will be thinking of you.

Julie

JC said...

I am so so sorry ... as a child, my pets were ducks. So, I sort of know what you are going through. Most people don't understand why I like ducks so much.

Farm Girl said...

I am so, so sorry, unless you have had chickens, it is hard for people to understand how the girls are more than chickens, it breaks my heart, foxes are not like in chicken little,
Can you call in a trapper to bring a trap and catch it? Once it has started I don't think it will stop. If she has babies,she really won't stop.
I will pray for you today.
Love,
Kim

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I'm so, so sorry. Sweet Georgia and Gladys were wonderfully loved and cared for - I'm terribly sad for their loss. -danni

Kathy in KY said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. I know you love your chickens, I would feel the same way. I just love all types of livestock. I'm new to your blog, but have enjoyed getting to know you and your animals. You're in my thoughts and prayers today. I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious girls. Take care.

edwina said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. I have loved all of the stories about their antics. They were truly special and beloved pets.

Peacemom said...

I'm sorry you've lost your friends. My thoughts are with you.
~Vonnie, NH

Eve said...

I am so sad Julie!!! Auntie Barbara is too.........

Dan and Ali said...

Julie,

Ali and I are so very sorry for your loss. We'll be thinking of you, Gladys, and Georgia today. Take care.

Dan and Ali of Henbogle

henbogle said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to hear that. Yes, they are chickens, but they were your companions and Gladys was special. Sending chicken love,
Ali

Jenny said...

Oh Julie! I'm so sorry to hear about Georgia and Gladys. Your girls are definitely NOT just chickens. We make a bond with our animals. I know it's probably difficut now, but try and have in your mind that you gave them the best home and life. I am thinking of your over here.

missthesea said...

Oh no! Auntie I'm so sorry :(

Brenda's Arizona said...

Truly it is a sad day...
I am thinking of you.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Thank you all for your kind words and comments, it makes my sorrow a little easier to bear.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I am so very sorry. Our feathered friends are family members also. My heart breaks for you :( Mother Nature just seems so cruel at times. Hugs, Tammy

Pondside said...

It's awful when we lose gentle members of the farm family in such an unexpected way. Last winter we lost our entire flock to an otter - too, too awful. Big sympathy from here.

Ginny said...

R.I.P dear Gladys and Georgia, Julie will miss you both dearly.

Spring Lake Farm said...

I'm very sorry! I know how hard it is. Wish I could do more.

Hugs,

Sandy

Anonymous said...

I feel so sad this morning for you and Bill, I know how much you love all of your girls. love ya lots.

Kim said...

Such sad news. They were not just chickens to you, but part of your family you cared for and tended.
Hugs, Kim

Lisa said...

Aw! I am very sorry for your loss, we have been having trouble with a hawk so I know your loss.

Finegan Antiques said...

My heart aches for you and your loss. I am so,so sorry. Our animals are our buddies, companions and part of our family. They give us unconditional love and friendship and ask for little in return. Today is indeed a very sad day.

Donna

DayPhoto said...

I understand. The only real method is the gun you just wanted to scare the fox with. Otherwise your animals have to stay in a very safe pen unless you are RIGHT with them. And even at that you might lose one. That is how I lost Honey Hen.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Boggy Creek Primitives said...

To many chickens are "just chickens" ~ they don't realize how entertaining they are or how each one has it's own personality. Most of my girls jump into my lap when I'm sitting on the front porch rocker and many times when the door opens, Hester walks in for a visit (hubby loves that ~ NOT! lol).

Genny said...

I loved Georgia and the stories about her. I'm so sorry. I know you must be heartbroken.