Friday, October 13, 2006

R.I.P. Stewpot

How many times did I ask the coyotes why they didn't take a rooster instead of a hen?



They finally did. Stewpot failed to return home at the end of the day.

Despite all his meanness, I'm going to miss him. He was one of our first chickens, and he sure was handsome.


With his girls.


Dust bathing.

How he was named, and his antics.

16 comments:

meresy_g said...

Ohhhhh...poor Stewpot. I am so sorry. He was a handsome fella.

James Cooper said...

Bummer, he was a good looking rooster too. Looks like he would've put up a good fight, at least.

Floridacracker said...

Maybe he's gone on a walk about.

pablo said...

In a sense, though, he lived up to his name. Now if you'd named him Methuselah or such, he might have had a different fate.

chiefbiscuit said...

That's a mite sad about Stewpot ... any loss is sad.
I loved the post about the naming of birds - hilarious. It's given me an inclination to name a few of ours - the tui could be named the beer bird (we have a beer named tui over here) and the sparrow the sparrar - oh that's right, it already is! The kiwi - stickybeak ... I'll have to give it some thought now.

robin andrea said...

A moment of silence for Stewpot. He was a handsome thing.

Rurality said...

Thanks everybody. I was hoping he was just out exploring, but he hasn't come back.

"Big Red" has taken up the slack. He's pretty happy.

happy and blue 2 said...

Maybe God needed a new alarm clock..

gtr said...

Sorry to hear it... he ended up in some other creature's "stewpot"?

It is a fine line we walk with these critters... fondness, annoyance or hunger?

Hope the rest of the girls (and Big Red) are doing OK!

Marie said...

Yes, he was quite handsome (and winsome). Sorry.

Ron Sullivan said...

Aw, poor Stewpot. Hw was good-lookin' too, not to mention photogenic.

Belle said...

Lovely pictures.

Gorgeous rooster, you'll miss his beauty for sure.

lisa said...

Sorry for your loss...I'm sure Stewpot put up quite a fight for his captor! In my past experiences with chickens, a pile of feathers and no body was often a weasel, but no trace at all was a hawk. Hope the rest of the flock will be safe!

lené said...

Sure was a looker. :)

lisa said...

Can't help but tell of my old rooster named "Chauncey"...he used to attack my older sister, which was of course awesome when I was 10! He was a white leghorn with big spurs, and I loved him like a tough older brother! But some neighborhood dogs got him...and I miss him still...love to sic him on my current neighbors, actually..;)

Molly said...

It always irritates me when a predator gets my rooster before I get around to craving coq au vin au bourgignon, for which you really need a tough old bird. Things are looking up this year, though with a couple of fine cockerels, "Mr. Darcy" and "Mr. Collins" coming up and Branwell, their father, being more of a jerk every day.