Monday, March 9, 2009
Obituary - Androscoggin Rooster
Androscoggin, a very beautiful Partridge Rock rooster, died today at American Way Farm, in northern NH, after a brief scuffle with his owner, Sandy. Over the past several weeks he and Sandy seemed to have come to an understanding about his bad behavior, or so she thought. Yesterday Androscoggin was sitting on a fence post and when Sandy tried to open the gate, he flew at her aggressively, but retreated to the safety of the hen house upon confrontation. When she caught up with him she had yet another "discussion" with him about what behavior would and would not be tolerated and they parted ways with the understanding, at least on Sandy's part, that one more time would be one time too many. Today while Sandy was tending a new-born lamb, Androscoggin saw his opportunity to inflict revenge and attacked, attempting to flog her leg. Sandy left the lamb, grabbed a .22, aimed and fired, which resulted in his quick death. She then tossed the body over the fence into the waiting jaws of the dog. All that is left for burial are his feathers and a few entrails. There will be a brief memorial service this evening from 8:00 to 8:01 p.m. with burial of any remains when the snow melts. No charges are being brought against his owner as it was a clear case of self defense. Androscoggin Rooster is survived by 12 hens who don't seem to miss him very much. Condolences and expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family via comments on this post.