Friday, September 6, 2019

Cluck and CW...






Cluck:
While I was recovering from my eye surgeries at my SIL & BIL's in RB, one of their laying hens took a liking to me. I couldn't do much, so I spent considerable time on the wooden bench up by the fire pit.  It was funny to see "Olive Oyl" come running when she saw me there.  She would jump up on the bench, get as close to me as she could, and just kinda settle in to let me know she was happy to keep me company. 

 
my recovery compadre, Olive Oyl

 She's never been a beauty, but she sure has enough personality to make up for it.   My SIL kindly keeps me updated on how she is getting along. She is doing well, and still laying.

CW:

There appears to be a bit of identity confusion with Willie.  While taking him to the dog park the other day, I was talking to him. (He gets nervous about riding in a vehicle)  Inadvertently I called him Cowboy, and he perked right up, and quit whining.  Didn't really think that much about it til we got to the dog park. After he was in the fenced area and off leash, I called him back and he ignored me. I called him back several more times with no response.  Remembering the time in the SUV, I called him with "Cowboy".  He was back at my side in a flash.  He has kept up the only answer to "Cowboy" ever since.  "Cowboy Willie" is the long version.  The vet is going to think I'm a nut if I change all his paper work.




19 comments:

  1. I've thought they might reincarnate ;) Maybe last time he was a dog, he was called cowboy. Unless, you adopted him as a rescue and then maybe this lifetime

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    1. Rain, He was barely a year old when I got him from a rescue, so I don't think that's the case. Possibly his hearing is going and he thinks I'm saying cookie, but I like your version better.

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  2. Is Olive Oyl molting? Or a Naked Neck breed?
    It's pretty neat that she kept you company. 🙂

    And who wouldn't rather be a Cowboy than a Willie. ;-)

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    1. Linda, Yep, she is sorrier looking than usual due to molting.

      I think he knows I could use a Cowboy in my life!

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  3. What a funny chicken! I wonder how old she is. And your Cowboy--legal name change in the works!

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    1. Granny Sue, She is ancient, for a chicken. LOL,
      I like the name Cowboy, but will wait a bit to see it this sticks...

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  4. Now she can grow her winter plumage?

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    1. Scott, Hopefully she will have her new feathers in before it gets cold.

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  5. That is a sad looking chicken but glad he kept you company and strange with the dog, I wouldn't have a clue.

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    1. Changes, Olive Oyl is one tough chick! As for Cowboy... everything is strange around here at times...

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  6. Interesting on both counts... And the dog is... just wierd. Was he ever called Cowboy before?

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    1. Old NFO, It is weird, he wasn't ever called that as far as I know.

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  7. So now we have a dog who self identifies as a cowboy?

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    1. WSF, I knew you would catch that slip up in verbiage, lol.

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  8. I wouldn't want to be called Albert if I preferred Odie.

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    1. Odie, I don't mind calling him Cowboy at all.

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  9. Cowboy. He's actually choosing his own name here. Smart pup.

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  10. This is hilarious! Is he still responding to Cowboy? Or does he now think "cookie" is an empty promise?

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    1. He has gone back to coming when called, Willie!

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