Sunday, 9 February 2014

Harry Windsor : a ginger cock in need of Valium

Another day, another storm from the west. The Ukrainian village has never been so  wet or as dirty, yet despite the muck and the water, the resident hens and the refugees have been laying well all winter.
The only flash of real colour amid the brown and the muddy green has been a brighter ginger streak that is Harry Windsor.
Harry Windsor, like his namesake is second in life's pecking order. He is second in command to the permanently scowling Moriarty and spends most of his adolescent days galloping away from the alpha cockerel in a state of nervous exhaustion.
Such is the way of the world in hen land
Come the spring, when Harry has put on a few more pounds
There will be a stand off between the two
And a peace will reign on the field
But for now, Harry ,
Poor Harry continues his muddy and constant jog to safety


18 comments:

  1. Not so much hen pecked as cock pecked?

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  2. great post. I have a virtual tour of our house on my blog today, plus a very thought provoking question.......it will make you think!!

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  3. A ginger cock called Harry Windsor. Now that is brilliant and funny.

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  4. Is he running off to Vegas?

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  5. I'd do the other harry windsor any time!

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  6. Will be interesting to see how the ginger boy gets on...both of them :)

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  7. You are so clever with the names and the stories. That photo of Harry streaking is wonderful (and typical).

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  8. Harry's day will come, of that I am sure!

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  9. He's a pretty boy.

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  10. I feel for Harry. Wndsor or not. Panic attacks are not for sissies.When your heart jumps out of your chest you think you'll die. It's why mothers instructed you to never leave the house other than in clean underwear. One would have thought there are more worthy subjects to think about than whether you'd scandalize a nurse after having being kissed by a bus or, worse, a lorry.

    It's difficult to have more than one cock on the block. Men will be competitive. A bit like cats. Toms in particular. Oh to be a hen.

    Hugs and hisses,
    U

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  11. Poor Harry, indeed!

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  12. Absolutely love the appropriate choice of name!

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  13. With a Blog title like that I just know you're touting for more Followers from Google search engines ;-)

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  14. Having never seen a ginger cock, I thought your was splendid!

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  15. Hmm I can't see the second picture so know not what the ginger cock looks like!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  16. As you once told me on a post, "Marks given for the best blog entry title line ever". :-)

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