Monday, June 22, 2009

This is getting old. And fast!

The neighbor's kid brought home a dog from college. That is the dog that did the deed yesterday. And AGAIN today!

This morning, I got a page from The Boss Lady that the dog had actually jumped OVER the fence and attacked the two remaining hens. At first it looked like Butterscotch had only suffered the loss of her tail feathers.

By the time I got home it was evident that the damage was much more serious. The Boss Lady and I realized that we had to make the humane decision for the bird and make sure she was not in any more pain. We covered the wounds and let the kids say their goodbyes to Butterscotch.

After that I did the deed. Next time I think we will go with a quicker method to dispatch an injured bird. The kids were sad. And I was sad that I had to finish the job.

Sometimes daddy duty sux!

7 comments:

Eric said...

You are a good daddy.

Jen said...

I hope this neighbor is going to buy you more chickens, Mike. That's terrible! How upsetting. I hope you find a way to have a peaceful rest of the summer without the chicken snatcher.

ms cute pants said...

Awww that's sad. Sorry to hear about the loss of your chickens, Mike. I can imagine how frustrated you might be at this incident repeating it self. Hope your kid is doing ok!

edgar said...

Old timers made the offending dog wear the dead chicken for 3-4 days. The dog generally gives a wide birth to chickens from then on.

KC said...

Get the dog picked up by the pound -- and send 'em a bill for the lost birds.

urbanvox said...

yup... yes it does...
and what can be done about the dog???

postulatesandpasttimes said...

Gotta agree with KC on this one. Think I'd walk over and knock on their door while holding the dead chick.