Saturday, 29 December 2012

Where's there no sense there's......

I am working a sort of day shift today.
So I will be brief.
Remember Theresa?
The ancient turkey with one eye?
Well I didn't give her much of a chance after the barbaric attack inflicted on her by Bingley the stag, but after some antibiotics,some tasty life saving morals of raw pastry and some luck, the old gal has survived her ordeal.
Reading back through GOING GENTLY, I have only just realised that Theresa has overcome several near death experiences. She has been attacked three times now by her own kind (bugger alone knows just why). She has suffered a particularly nasty infected pressure sore (a result of over active and strenuous turkey lovemaking) and she has lost an eye.
But every time , after every disaster, the old bird bounces back.
Ok she looks as though she has been run over by a passing tractor.
But like a bedraggled and shopworn Joan Collins,
She's survived to fight another day


34 comments:

  1. I am taking inspiration from Theresa - I may need it over the next few months! xxxx

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  2. At least she looks in a better state than most of the turkeys I saw over Christmas!!

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  3. It's amazing how resilient some animals can be ~ so glad that Theresa has bounced back yet again.

    Back in early November Imogen (one of my two bantams) passed away. She was a sweet little bird who went through a lot over the past couple of years ~ not least surviving the loss of half of one of her legs! She was terribly picked on by the other chickens afterwards but seemed quite happy living in "splendid isolation" in her own house and run; she could see and hear her former flock-mates but was safe from their spiteful pecking and chasing. I still miss my daily "chats" with her ~ well, that's to say that I would chat and Imogen would coo back at me LOL

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  4. Us old birds are tough, John!

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  5. Not enough to stuff a cushion but she's obviously thriving on love!

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  6. I'll bet the real "bedraggled and shopworn" Joan Collins would be thrilled to know that she has something in common with your turkey. Too funny!

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  7. Great to see her tucking into her food. She has spirit that bird.

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  8. I just love the resilience of Theresa; she's an inspiration to "this old bird" She definitely looks better and a lot livelier than the turkey I saw at Christmas! Belated Christmas wishes to you and Chris, John and a wonderful animal filled new year! Jo

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  9. If only she could talk, she'd have a lot to say, that's for sure.

    Gill in Canada

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  10. She's a good old bird....

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  11. I know how she feels!

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  12. Looks don't count.
    Jane x

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  13. She's a shining example to us all.

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  14. Perhaps turkeys have 9 lives like cats ....... I can't imagine how poor old Theresa will look at her ninth !! She is obviously meant to be around for a long time yet John. XXXX

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  15. Glad to hear that she is doing OK, but would imagine she has a bad case of PTSS.

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  16. John...she keeps surviving because of all your love and care! You must be loving your ipad... Happy New Year!

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  17. My heart goes out to Theresa and her plight. I'm glad to see she has a chicken friend standing by her.

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  18. I'm thinking maybe they attack her because of her color?
    So glad she pulled through time and again. She is an inspiration. :o)

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  19. Some old birds have pluck.

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  20. Never underestimate a female's survival ability. Go Theresa go!

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  21. Atta girl, Theresa.

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  22. She's a fighter, that's for sure!

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  23. Stick with it Theresa

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  24. I think she has you to thank for her longevity!

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  25. "But like a bedraggled and shopworn Joan Collins,
    She's survived to fight another day"

    good gawd John, I want you to describe me in my obit - you have such a way with words....lol

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  26. "the old bird bounces back"...This is an expression that could comfortably be applied to several lady bloggers who visit your illustrious blog.

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  27. Don't tell me; you're going to change her name to 'Lucky'.

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  28. "the old bird bounces back"...This is an expression that could comfortably be applied to several lady bloggers who visit your illustrious blog.

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  29. I like a game old bird. Rock on Theresa :o)

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    1. Do u live nearby Elizabeth?

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  31. Survival is everything. Thank you John for the part you have played in Theresa's survival.

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  32. Glad to hear that Theresa has mended and bounced back. I'm sure your care has something to do with that. I love hearing about her and Rooster Cogburn.

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