Dempsy's Mom Posted May 19, 2016 Share Posted May 19, 2016 (edited) Every morning I run around doing all my chores before I head out to the field to plant. Sometimes I need to cut corners to get it all in. This morning Elsie was out with me and I decided that I could open the chicken coop and get back to Elsie before she even knew the chickens were out. The chickens were all inside the coop when I opened the door .... well this would of worked ... but Goldie is a different bird. I opened the door and headed over to Elsie. I am standing right over Elsie. She is at full alert. "What the heck are to so shook about?" I glanced behind me and there was Goldie. Goldie had heard to door open, scooted out and followed me right over to Elsie. Elsie and Goldie were but two feet apart. Elsie was giving Goldie the snake eyes and her neck was stretching out intensely with her front paw slowly lifting in the air preparing for a pounce. I quickly reached down and hooked my finger in Elsie's collar. I squatted down for a conversation between the two. There we were. The three of us. Not but a foot apart from each other. I held Elsie with my finger in her collar and talked to Goldie. "Goldie, what is it with you? Do you have a death wish? Are you a dumb bird? Are you trying to stand your ground? Prove a point? What?" Goldie just stood there, listened to me and gave Elsie a clever glance. Elsie was now shaking at the thought of a second chance at this bird. It really was quite sweet. I informed Goldie that I could not be responsible for her life is she continues to make reckless choices. Goldie just cocked her head and wondered off. Elsie never lunged - never barked - just stood there shaking. I gathered her up and off we went for our day in the tractor. Animals. PS - Goldie has most all her feathers back. Edited May 19, 2016 by Dempsy's Mom 7 Quote Elsie, Max, Meeko & Lori Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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