Saturday, November 19, 2011

GOODBYE DEAR GIRL

Friends...thank you for your kind comments and concerns in regard to my parents well being. After a tense week both are finally on the mend. Anxious to return to their own home and Island community...Sunday...they will sail down the bay...home at last...
After the death of Iris my Buff, her sister Charlotte became quite despondent. Charlotte's appearance seemed to change overnight. Her crop and wattle went from bright red to white...she suddenly began to move and take on the appearance of an old hen...Sadly this afternoon Charlotte passed away...she was laid to rest in the perennial garden next to Iris...sometimes...a broken heart is just to difficult to overcome....even for chickens...goodbye my sweet girl...

23 comments:

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet Charlotte. Very happy to hear your parents are on the mend. Good thoughts being sent your way from me and mine...

Kim said...

That it so sad. I guess broken hearts are not just reserved for humans. Glad your parents are on the mend.

Eve said...

I wish they could live forever Julie. Hope you're all enjoying a nice warm fire at home.

Jemm said...

So sorry about your chicken troubles. They sure become a part of lives like any other pet. It's something I never really expected when we got our chickens.

Farm Girl said...

I am glad your parents are doing so much better. Gosh, I can't believe you lost another hen. A broken heart is so sad. Loosing friends is just so hard.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I am heart broken for you. Such a overwhelming week. So sorry for your loss.

Pondside said...

It's so hard to lose such good and faithful layers as Iris and Charlotte. Anyone who uses the words 'bird brained' knows little about hens. My girls know me, chat to me, call me, and reward my responses with the loveliest blue and brown eggs!

rememberwhenfarm said...

oh my, that is so sad....hens have a dear heart too...Linda

doglady said...

That is so sad that Charlotte couldn't go on without Iris. You just never think of animals being so bonded but they are.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Sorry Julie. What a week. A broken heart-so sad.

annie said...

So very sad, the passing of one another.

Flat Creek Farm said...

So sorry about Charlotte. What a sad chicken tale ;( But, good news about your parents. I hope next week is peaceful and calm in your world. ohmmmm.... ;) -Tammy

Larkrise garden girl said...

Julie,What a trying time your having.So sorry for the loss of another pet. Yes animals have hearts that break. Hugs Cheri

The Barn Door said...

Oh no!!! Not another. Even chickens have feelings too. How sad!

The Sweetest Days said...

Oh my gosh, Julie, I wouldn't not have thought two chickens could be so attached. What a heartbreaking story.

On the positive side, I'm very glad your parents are getting their life back, as I'm sure they are too.

Courtney said...

Poor little Charlotte. What a friend she was. I'm glad to hear that your parents are doing well. All my best!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

We don't usually think of chickens (or animals) that way, but we have to take time to remember that they are living, breathing beings. I'm very sorry for your loss, hopefully the girls are together again.

I'm also happy to hear that your parents are on the mend and heading home. I'm sure they'll feel even better once they are in familiar surroundings.

Margaret said...

Oh my! It sure has been tough for you guys lately. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Maggie

Jacque. said...

OH! Poor Charlotte. I'm sorry.

Amy @ Heritage Homemaker said...

So sorry to read about your sweet girls. I am happy your parents are mending though :)

Julia said...

Julie, I'm sorry about missing one of your post and I'm just finding out now about both of your patents had to slow down for repairs. You are so blessed to have healthy, actives parents.

I'm sorry to hear that another of your dear girls has died. How sad for you.

I hope that this week is much better for you. JB

Ginny said...

So sorry to hear this, she did truly die from a broken heart. Hugs to you my blogging friend.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Julie how sad. Who said animals don't have feelings. It must have been very hard loosing both of these sweet girls. Hugs to you my friend XX