Cluck of the Week: Back to Life

You might have heard that I've been sick. Therefore, I was totally not expecting the wonderful life lesson I got this morning.

While going about our daily routine, I heard clucking and tapping at the deck door. Outside, like no time had passed and no hawks might be plotting a horrible death, were Fancy and Lulu. Just as pretty as you please. I had to reward them with a lid full of oatmeal. Bella and I then laid in the floor and admired them as they fought each other for dominance over the pile.

That's life, isn't it? Just when you think you're down and people start counting you out, you dig deep and find the strength you need to keep going. Your feathers may fall out, you may lose (or gain) weight, and you may need to hide out for awhile.

But in the end, in time, if our hearts are in it, we all strut our stuff again. And just look at Fancy show us how it's done!


  • Sofia's Ideas

    I love it! You are so right! And I am infamous for hiding out when I need to.

    Anyway, I replied to your comment on "its nothing personal, its google" on Sofia's Ideas so if you have a moment, I hope you'll make it back over! :)

  • Cheri

    Hopefully I'll be back to strutting my stuff next week. This one was KILLER.

  • Heather of the EO


    I love me a good rooster analogy! :)

  • TKW

    I needed a lesson from Miss Fancy today. That saucy wench--look at her show off!

  • BigLittleWolf

    I love your clucking tales and trails. And yes, you're so right. It is about digging deep. (I hope you are feeling perfectly wonderfully well soon.)

  • Lily

    All one ever really needs to know can be learned from chickens!

  • Amy @ Never-True Tales

    Those are two of the prettiest chickens I've ever seen! (I guess that's an odd comment...) Feel better soon!

  • Stacia

    I do believe she's shooting that hawk the proverbial bird! =>

  • Kelly Miller

    I love it! Definitely shooting that ol' evil hawk the bird!

    I love that everyone was (is) rooting for Fancy. She's a tough ol' bird!

  • Leslie

    I'm not ready for any of my feathers to fall out, but everyone here has been sick too, and there's been plenty of hiding out.
    There might be something to the raw oatmeal, too. My mother and Jack both eat oats in their yogurt every morning, and they stay unruffled more than the rest of us. :)

  • Unknown

    Aww that's great :) I've been "hiding out" lately & I'm back and ready to strut my stuff. ;) Hope you're feeling better pretty lady! :)

  • Draft Queen

    Hooray for Fancy!

    Boo to being sick.

  • Liz Mays

    She's quite a little lady!

  • Justine

    I love the simple message here, especially since it's one that I absolutely need right now: "...you dig deep and find the strength you need to keep going." Amen, sister. And I will continue to dig. Thank you.

  • Liz

    Go Fancy, Go! GO, GO, GO!

  • Rudri

    Love the message Kelley. Feel better. Sending healthy hugs your way.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic!! Gloriful (not a word, but it seems really appropriate for this).

    Feeling better at all lady?

  • Hyacynth

    The lessons we learn and the realizations gifted to us through something as profoundly simple and complex as chickens. Nature has a way of naturally lending so many examples for how we humans could stand to live, no?

  • Anonymous

    Miss Fancy certainly knows how to prance! =) I love culling lessons from nature--and your pictures are great. Feel better!

  • Cathy Reaves

    Or, they just have small brains and a short attention span. Just sayin'

    No, seriously - good life lesson. It's always important to pull yourself back up, dust yourself off and get back on the proverbial horse.

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