Yep, that's right, he is gone. Well not far but still gone. A neighbor gave me a rooster yesterday afternoon and he was struttin' his stuff with all those ladies to himself. He was really proud and cocky and crowing like a champ. He was the king of the roost and there was nothing no one was going to do about it.
Until evening came...
I guess he started missing home and I KNEW I was supposed to put him in a cage for a couple of days. But did I do that? NOPE. Did I even think about it? Absolutely not. Then we go out to make sure everyone is locked up as they should be and...
WHAT? Wait a minute. There's something wrong, something missing. Where is he? Where did he go with all his uppity-ness (is that even a word? LOL)
It was dark, he was NOT about to crow, but we searched anyway. Heck he didn't even really know us, yet I fully expected him to jump out of the dark at some point and say here I am, save me from this big land out here and put me back in the pen where it's safe.
YEAH, not a chance. Well, wake up this morning and what do my ears hear? The crow of a rooster not far away. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I'm already late for work so really no time to go hunting for him. But I walk into the direction I hear the crowing coming from and I can hear him, but I still can't see him. Good grief, are you serious? That close and I still can't get him?
So I had to leave him and just hope and pray he'll get hungry. Yeah right, he's in the woods with LOTS of bugs. He's got plenty to graze on. Maybe he'll miss his new lady friends. Ummmmmmmmmm, it's after 4 and the children say they still hear him but haven't seen one feather of him.
Will he ever come back? Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted!!!