Richard is our main man, and he has had a rough couple of weeks. It started off with a not so little tussle with our puggle Maggie Mae, or as we like to call her, Marge.
For the most part Maggie would prefer not to engage with Richard. Usually she goes the opposite direction. But Richard is an instigator! He waits until the unsuspecting girls have their backs to him and attacks! Generally I am able to call out his name and tell him to stop and it’s over quickly, with the only injuries being a bruised ego.
This time, not so much… Maggie does not like being pounced on when she least expects it and got a hold of him by the foot and he now has a broken toe! This has happened once before and we splinted it and he recovered fairly quickly. This time, we have what Nickcalls a back up rooster. He has sensed Richards weakness and is trying to take on the role of head haunch o. Before Nick and I were able to intervene, Richard got pretty beat up. We’ve been giving him aspirin and he has a kennel that he can go in and rest. But I’ve been debating on which of the 2 boys will be next on the dinner table!
I was pretty close to saying lets just put poor Richard (I say poor pretty loosely)out of his misery until I found him with two of his ladies standing guard when he bucked up enough to venture out and watch over his harem. The emotions of animals can be absolutely amazing!