Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Sometimes when you love something you have to set it free. I love Sir Sparky D'Uccle so very, very much. I love everything about him from his cute fuzzy cheeks down to his feathered feet that make swooshing noises when he walks like he's wearing corduroy pants.

His wife, Lady Millie D'Uccle is every bit as sweet as he is. She never wants to leave his side and is very demure and lady-like.

Her maidservant, Twiggy, is just a wee little thing. So, so precious.

My girl Pearl is a goofball. She kind of wattles like a duck when she runs.

And Minnie won the Mother Hen of the Year award this year, taking the best care of her babies.

Her baby girl is almost all grown up and will need a name soon.

I love them all dearly. But Old Jack's side of the coop is getting crowded. Jack doesn't like Sparky. Even though I love them and would be willing to stash them in my closet, the right thing to do would be to find them a new home. A new home where Sparky can be the man of the house. As you can imagine, I couldn't let them go to just anybody.

No. Somehow, someway, I would need to find The Best Chicken Momma Ever. Only she would be allowed to take my precious Sparky. It seemed like an impossible task. I mean how does one exactly go looking for The Best Chicken Momma Ever? But luckily The Best Chicken Momma Ever just happens to read my blog! She took notice when I mentioned I would need to start looking for a new home for them. She had her Momma send me an e-mail and ask if I might consider her as a candidate for Sparky's new Momma and attached the following photo.

And then waited anxiously for a response.

And then I said "Of course! Of course!" I recognize The Best Chicken Momma Ever when I see her! So Sparky and all his ladies are going to move to Wisconsin to live in their fancy new coop near a cabin in the woods where I just know they will live happily, ever, after.


Needle, Thimble and Thread said...

oh my gosh!!!! made me cry...I can't wait to pick up girlie from school....she's going to freak when she sees HER picture with Tinkerbell on YOUR blog...I'm telling you..."You've hung the moon!"

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh MY but if that ain't the cutest thing I've ever seen. And her coop is cute too. Sounds like a WIN!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Awwww I agree she looks like the best chicken momma ever!
I think you made the right decision!



tonya said...

That is a great story.. love happy endings!

Kara said...

This is the lovely story I was commenting on, somehow I got the comment posted on the wrong entry. Don't get me wrong he is cute too.

Lori said...

And they lived happily ever after.....

John Going Gently said...

fine looking hens

Unknown said...

Twiggy is the cutest thing. I have 14 of the Silver Duckwings, and they look just like her. They are so gentle.

Sheila said...

When Christine said she was getting chickens, somehow I just knew it was from you! I can't wait to see her daughter with the new brood.

Rural Writer said...

Enjoyed the post, and loved the pics. The new chicken mama looks like she's just the best - at least the cutest! ;-)

Nancy K. said...

How did I ever miss this post???

I'm so glad that you posted the link to it. It's like an Early christmas Gift to all of your readers!!