Thursday, August 20, 2009

Farewell Prince



Yesterday my favorite rooster, Prince, died. Wasn't he a handsome boy? He was a gorgeous Buff Orpingtonn roo. He had gotten into a fight with another rooster about a week or so ago and had been injured. He couldn't walk around good, but I had been hoping his foot or leg would heal. But, yesterday it was clear he was much worse. We were with him when he died, so I hope he knew how much I loved him.


I'm getting better with accepting death on the farm. I used to bawl like a baby when my animals died. I was sad yesterday, but I didn't cry. I am learning when you have lots of animals, you just have to expect some of them are going to die. I just wish it wasn't Prince.

20 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

What a pretty roo! Poor Prince
Kris

Michele said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss of your rooster. He is beautiful.

Mildred said...

I'm so sorry Nancy. He was pretty.

Karen ~Georgia Angel aka ~Leah Rose's Mom said...

Very handsome rooster indeed. I'm so sorry, but I'm sure he knew how much you loved him.

This Country Girl said...

I'm so sorry, Nancy! He is a nice looking rooster! I know how easy it is to get attached to our animals!

Tammy

Nancy said...

Aww :( I'm sorry about Prince.

I grew up on a farm, so I know what you mean about losing animals.

Heather said...

Aw...I'm sorry Nancy.

Animals become part of the family. It hurts to lose them.

Donna said...

I'm new here but bless your heart...He was beautiful!((HUG))

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

So sorry! But you're right ~ he was a beauty! Blessings, Lea

Fit & Flabless said...

How sad. I'm very sorry for your loss; what a blessing that you were there for him in the end. Prince sure was a looker...very regal. I will be thinking of you.

KathyB. said...

Yes, he was a prince of a rooster, but it does appear he has been de-throned. Hope the fowl king Rooster is decent to his hens!

Alli said...

I am so sorry, that Prince died.

~*~Alli~*~

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, he was handsome!
Sorry to hear about Prince. I have a hard time dealing with the death of an animal. But I'm getting better with composing myself, anyway.

nancygrayce said...

I didn't grow up on a farm, but i love animals! I'm sorry about your Prince!

Sadge said...

It's so sad. I'm sorry to hear that. He certainly was a gorgeous bird.

Pamela said...

Aw...I would have cried! I am such a sap over things even less sad than losing such a handsome guy. BTW, I can't say I have known anyone who had a rooster for a pet!

Tipper said...

Oh sorry about Prince-my he was handsome.

Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

Awwww, I'm sorry you lost your little man. I keep hoping Dirty Wilson will live a very long time, I just know little Jada will be heartbroken whenever it's his time to go. She carries him around like a baby, and he just lets her. Your Prince was a very handsome roo.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for your loss! He sure was a gorgeous rooster and he looks friendly too! It is hard to lose a good animal like that though.

Michelle said...

Oh Nancy I'm so sorry for the loss of your Rooster :(