|Mary, disabled, safe and happy?|
Yesterday a couple called around to collect a cockerel. He was one of the " refugees" and so was surplus to my requirements and was the second one to be re homed this week. The couple had a dozen of their own hens so were glad of a new leader.
On the way into the field, the couple stopped to look into the rabbit hutch by the gate, and both expressed surprise when they spied Mary sitting quietly behind the chicken wire eating a pile of dandelion leaves.
The husband asked about Mary and I told him her story, but he shook his head.
"Poor thing" he said " it's not much of a life!.." I would have pulled its neck"
I found myself starting to defend the fact that Mary had been saved but thought better of it, so I just shrugged ... He obviously thought I had done the wrong thing
The wife leaned over and cooed at Mary and she asked " are you going to let it go?"
I told her that I couldn't because of her damaged leg and the husband tutted a little more
He was seriously getting on my tits
I went to collect the cockerel
When I returned the husband asked me how much I wanted in payment for the rooster.
I thought about it and said I would take a fiver
He was unlucky
Before he started commenting about Mary
I had decided to give them the cockerel free of charge