Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Darn dogs

So, this morning, I looked out to see our black duck, Quack, looking very lonely and lost.  It took a minute for me to realize why he looked so strange.....he was missing his best friend, Edward.  :(  I looked all over the yard and Edward was nowhere to be found.  Giselle was sitting on her nest still (thank goodness!), but Edward was for sure missing.  


A while back, some neighborhood dogs got a hold of an 'extra' rooster of ours and although I was a bit frustrated that they were roaming the neighborhood, I felt like it was my fault that the rooster was out of our fence at the time.  Sadly, though, they enjoyed the chase and kill and then just left it!  Didn't even eat it....what a waste of a life. 

I am pretty certain those same dogs are responsible for the disappearance of our gray and white crested duck, Edward.  A side gate was left open and so, again, I can't throw a fit about the roaming dogs since it was my fault they were able to get in.  I am just glad they didn't get our little mama duck....

I found Edward on a neighbor's lawn this afternoon, very dead,   and uneaten.  Just a mass of feathers and broken neck.  :(  Poor guy.  I really try not to get too attached to my farm animals, but some of them just have a personality and make me smile.  I'll admit to feeling a bit sad over Edward.... 


3 comments:

Manders said...

What a bummer...

Katrina said...

Sad.

Beautiful picture though.

Lisa T. said...

Poor dear Edward. May there be lots of ummm, slugs?, in heaven.