Friday, August 03, 2007
As I type, he crows!
Before you judge the harshness of my words, let me explain. . . I am not speaking of anyone in this household! It is with "loving" reference to "Mr. Rooster Dude" (as I call him) that lives next door.
Yes, you read that correctly. He lives next door.
Let me give you a little background ~
Here is the view that will greet you as you step out our front door.
And the back. Lovely view of the distant trees. A wonderful spot to sit and enjoy morning devotions. (As he crows, of course!)
Even the side view can be nice. It's just the other side of the fence where the grass is not greener! It is where
Mr. Rooster Dude lives! Now maybe you like the sound of them, but I do not - especially in a subdivision. Months back these folks actually had an entire flock of hens until someone other than us got tired of the noise. Let me tell you, there's nothing like feeling your neighbors have a 4H Fair going on in their backyard! It became wonderfully quiet when the fowl were hauled to another destination!
Alas, they have been replaced with Mr. Rooster Dude!! Now, having never grown up on a farm I am a bit lacking in rooster knowledge. Am I the only one that thought these creatures only crowed in the morning? You know, the good old wake up,"Cock a doodle doo!?" Well, this one doesn't quit there!! He has a snooze button that causes him to repeat that call every eight minutes or so. Grrr. He also has a leash so he can strut around that yard in all of his splendor and glory.
Thankfully we sleep with noisemakers, or his disappearance would be sooner. I have also blasted Bach and Beethoven a few times just so we would have enjoyable background noise.
My last hope is that he is gone before we try to get rid of this house. I am not sure that Mr. Rooster Dude would be a great selling point with potential buyers.
(Pardon the grainy photo of the bird. I had the camera at zoom max and was trying to nonchalantly snap the picture so the neighbors would not know I was doing it! :-)

  posted at 8:56 PM  

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Les said...

A leash? I am cracking up at that thought.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Yes, it is tied around its lovely leg!

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Patty said...

I think that it is time to buy your boys a sling shot:-}

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Aimee said...

I'm so glad that you posted this! LOL I had to show it to Chad who's been threatening me with these very beasts. Nooooooooo....

At 8:32 AM, Blogger dorcas said...

Maybe you could check into the zoning laws for your area. He is definately a farm animal not a pet like a dog or cat. That is utterly ridiculous to have a rooster on a leash. What is his purpose since he doesn't lay eggs? Maybe you could accidently shoot him.

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Okay... I can handle farm animals to a certain extent, ... but, I do struggle with roosters... I have been flogged before and they scare me... I don't think I have ever seen on on a leash. That is too funny! Reminds me of where I used to live (that apartment where you also lived upstairs) where I would see a lady pushing her dog in a stroller, and sometimes it would be wear a sweater. Do you remember that? People can be funny about their pet family.

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Why would they need a rooster if they no longer have hens? Sounds like somebody's TRYING to annoy the neighbors now. Any chance that leash could "accidentally" get wrapped around his pesky little neck...?

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

My husband thinks you should get an outdoor cat--just long enough to make Mr. Rooster disappear...

At 10:00 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Poor you....I'd HATE to have a rooster next door! Our neighborhood is filled with about 100 dogs (or less) that BARK all of the time, at everyone and at all hours!! GRRRR!

Love, Heather =)

At 12:02 PM, Blogger sankey family said...

How annoying! I'm with Heather - our neighborhood is filled with dogs, too - that bark at all hours and seem to get each other riled up so that before you know it, each dog is trying to outdo the other! I don't really notice it much anymore, but all our visitors comment on the barking dogs! And honking taxis! Such is the life!


At 4:03 PM, Blogger The Dewhurst Family said...

That is quite funny. I know I would absolutely hate it, but it is amuzing.


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