WARNING: This may be graphic at times, but it may make you wet your pants laughing, too!
So back in May, one beautiful Sunday morning, Henry and I were sitting at the breakfast table eating. Jason was still in bed as it was pretty early.
I look up from my breakfast and damn if there’s not a DOG on TOP of the chicken house. Not a small dog…maybe pitbull size. Shortish and stocky but very thick. It jumped off and ran around and around the house. Chickens were squawking and feathers were flying. I stepped out on the back stoop to scare the dog off and it came AT ME. Not cool.
Here’s the best part: I go inside and tell Henry to “go get your dad, there’s a Chicken Emergency”…how awesome is that? He goes to get Jason and in the meantime the dog goes IN the tiny door at the end of the chicken house. So now he’s inside the chicken house, chickens are trying to get out or up on the roost. Noise. Feathers. Panic. Sheer panic.
Jason gets the shotgun loaded. Goes out. The dog has a chicken in its mouth. Shaking it around. Not a pretty sight. He pulls the gun on the dog and the dog lays down. Poor thing had been at the end of a gun before. Jason opened the door for the chicken (and preferably the dog) to come out. The chicken, bless his soul, limps out, seemingly bleeding (something was coming out of it) and heads out around the house.
In the meantime, I call 911 and they send a deputy out. But from inside the house I hear Henry yelling, “The chicken’s DEAD”.
I go inside to look out the front window and sure enough, the chicken is laid out in the front yard. Not good. Deputy gets here and promptly sprays the dog with pepper spray and the dog runs off. Good riddance. Later we would wonder why the deputy didn’t have any concern about Jason standing there with a loaded gun but whatever! Turns out we could have shot the dog for threatening me and the chickens. Kinda glad we didn’t but it was an option.
So the deputy leaves, Jason goes to get the dead chicken from the front yard and lo and behold…
THE CHICKEN STANDS UP AND RUNS AROUND!!!
The dead chicken was alive! Don’t know how, but she was. And still is.
The moral of the story is never trust a dead chicken!