Monday, October 1, 2012

SADNESS~

In the blink of an eye it happened... 
A phone call alerted us to the danger seen lurking in the field...out the door Mr. Dog Trot and I flew...
sadly we were to late...my fear proved true...Gladys was dead...killed by a fox...my girl Gladys is no more...she now rests buried in the flower garden...
our heart's are heavy here at Dog Trot Farm...Goodbye my sweet girl...

39 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie, oh my heart is also heavy for your loss. Sweet sweet Gladys, rest in peace. Hugs Francine.

Farm Girl said...

Oh no!!! Not Gladys, I am so sorry Julie but at least you were able to bury her. I am so sorry.
She was a wonderful girl. I still have her feather that you sent me.
My heart is so sorry for your loss.
I will be thinking of you today.

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoy the tales of your chicken family. What a beautiful hen Gladys was. You were blessed to have each other. Hugs to you.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh no... not Gladys!! What a beautiful girl, and my heart is heavy for you as well ;( Not sure if my memory serves me correctly, but didn't she cheat death on more than one occasion?? Bless her.. RIP sweet Gladys ♥ Hugs!!! from one Chicken Mama to Another ♥♥♥ -Tammy

Freckled Hen said...

I am so sorry! We have had a fox as well, it makes me so upset. Hugs to you...

Orange Sink said...

Julie,
My heart aches for you today and so sorry to hear that Gladys is gone. She was a beauty!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Julia said...

So sorry for your lost Julie. I've lost some small kittens too. They have wondered from the barn just outside and they are now gone forever. We have foxes, coyotes and eagles and raccoons near by ever watching.

JB

summersundays-jw said...

I'm so sorry.....Jan

Kim said...

Oh, how terrible. As you know, Gladys was my favorite of your girls. :(

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

How very upsetting and cruel, I am so sorry for your loss of Gladys.
xx
julie

Vickie said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear!!! I'd hate to lose one of my hens and I'm sure time will find me feeling the same. Thinking about you...

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh no! this is just awful. let me go and get my gun!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

I'm so very sorry. I know Gladys was one of your favorites. Those darn fox!

Julie said...

That is so sad I am sorry for your loss

Farmgirl Cyn said...

so sad..I hate the circle of life.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

So sorry Julie. I know how much you loved her.
Thinking of you.
Janet

jody said...

ohhhh noooo.....im thinking about you guys... sad day

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hugs - Our chickies are so sweet..it is hard to lose one.

Michelle said...

So sorry.

JC said...

May your heart mend with the memories you have of her. What a life she had with you !!!

Ginny said...

RIP dear Gladys, hope you get to meet all my ducks in heaven, especially Danger Duck, I believe you too will become good friends. Sending hugs to you Julie.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Oh Julie, what a heartbreak! She sure was a pretty girl! So sorry!
Robyn

acorn hollow said...

So sorry the cycle of life is hard.
Cathy

Larkrise garden girl said...

SO SO SORRY for your loss of Gladys. Chickens have such individual personalities and she was a delight to hear about with her adventures. Hugs Cheri

earlene said...

I hate foxes!!!
So sorry you lost Gladys...very sad.
Hugs
Earlene

annie said...

So sorry to hear this...,, just like a part of your family. hugging you

Kelly said...

So sorry for your loss. We had the same problem. Ted killed a fox a week ago. I just couldn't find it im me to be sad for the fox. We have lost too many hens.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss, I can only pray that she didn't suffer. Her sweet personality will live on in your heart & memory.

rockriverstitches said...

Julie, I'm so sorry you lost Gladys. My heart aches for you. Sending you hugs,

Tammy

Pondside said...

It's the worst thing about having hens, Julie - I'm so sorry. While I was away we lost four hens to a mink - in broad daylight.

Vera said...

Foxes! One of our best hens fetched up under a fox, but I was able to shoo it away. It went, but also took our only female goose who had been laying eggs methodically for several weeks. At least our hen survived, and I am sorry that yours didn't.

Anonymous said...

Oh no not Gladys, I have such memories of her. Such a sweet girl.The coop will be empty without her.

Cammie said...

Sorry to hear about poor Gladys she will be missed!
~Cammie~

Gail said...

I am so sorry. I know Gladys was very special to you.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Julie just reading this. Dang dang dang I am so sorry. Poor Gladys. I don't think I would be a good chicken keeper, I couldn't handle the sadness.

Melody said...

Our beloved animals provide us with so much joy; but also much sadness. So sorry about Gladys...

An Historical Lady said...

Awww...I am so terribly sorry~
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh no, poor Gladys. I'm so sorry Julie. I know how dedicated you are to your pets happiness, well being and safety. Nature can be so cruel. You will miss your sweet girl. Again so sorry for your loss.

henbogle.com said...

I am so sad to hear this, Julie. Poor Gladys, I hope it was quick, and that you can be consoled by knowing that you are gave her a wonderful life. Sending kind thoughts your way,
Ali