Friday, August 26, 2016

Good-bye to two great roosters...

This week is kind of sucking... we have lost two great roosters!



Errol Flynn



Lord Gaga


Both these boys died this week. Errol was ill the day he died, looking as if he'd had a stroke, but Lord Gaga just seemed to pass away in his sleep last night.

They were both six years old. They, along with Beaker (still clucking!) were our first roosters. We got them along with some female chicks back in July 2010. There was only supposed to be one rooster in the batch, and we were told we could exchange any extra roosters, but the three of them were so nice, we decided to keep them all. The three boys were devilishly handsome and real characters. It's not going to be the same without these two (and I will be casting a lot of nervous glances at Beaker!!)

Back in 2012, Errol Flynn won the rooster crowing contest at the Harvest Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan, ON. You can read about that here!


Magnificent Lord Gaga


Errol as a youngster


Errol inspired some of my art, too...




Rest in peace, you two. You were the best boys!

16 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear this, Natalie. We get so attached to all of our critters. It is nice that you have captured Errol's image in your art.

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  2. Well that is sad news indeed. They were handsome boys and I know you will miss them. Hugs!!

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  3. Now they're immortalized in your art. (Which is gorgeous, by the way.) I remember when you first got them. Seems like only yesterday.

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  4. I am sorry for your loss. They were handsome boys.

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  5. It's amazing they lived so long. It must be the great care they get at your place.

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  6. Oh no! I'm so sorry for your losses! They were both very Handsome! Heaven just got a bit noisier.

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  7. We had an Errol lookalike who was vicious. He attacked my young daughter one day, and therefore came to an early end.

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  8. OH so sad, they were such handsome beasts. RIP sweet boys.

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  9. I have such happy, funny memories of your posts on Lord Gaga and Errol. May your roosters rest in peace.

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  10. Sorry for your loss , both were handsome looking boys !

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  11. So sorry to hear about the loss of your roosters. Hopefully Beaker stays healthy and safe. As for your art, these are really good. Do you do much? I'd love to see more.

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  12. I love that they inspired your art!

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  13. So sorry Natalie. Such handsome fellows!

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  14. It must be so hard when you lose one of your animals! I love that you name them and treat them as your children; I know they were loved, XOXO

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!