Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sad Day in the Neighborhood


This afternoon, I went out before the rain started again to make sure all the chickens were in. Melvin wasn't trailing behind Shaikira. I checked in the hen house and even looked under Cora Bell in case he was snuggling with his favorite, indulgent aunt. No Melvin. I climbed into the chicken run and looked under the ramp and in the bucket on it's side and behind the bail of hay. No Melvin. The squirrels had knocked the lid off of the trash can filled with crushed corn. When I picked the lid up off the ground, I leaned over the top of the bucket and saw the small black body of Melvin inside the can of corn. There were no injuries that I could see. The can was easy enough for him to hop in and out of, so I know he wasn't trapped inside.

You'll be missed by your Mom and our little corner of the blogosphere!

I'm sure he would thank everybody who followed his story, especially Christine who started his very own fan club! I can't believe it was such a short story!

27 comments:

Linda said...

Oh no! How sad! Funny how we can fall in love with a little guy we hardly knew. I am sad but I know it is hard for little one's to make it sometime. A very sad day in the neighborhood!

Jenny S said...

Oh no! Anna, I am so sorry!! Hugs are here for you when you need them!

Just Breathe said...

That is so sad. ((HUGS))

gin said...

I'm so sorry.

Breezy said...

Oh so sad.. I am sorry

Ninny said...

Poor little Melvin! And Anna, I know you had gotten attached to the little guy, as we all did across the blogosphere. I was so looking forward to watching the little guy grow. So sorry...we will all miss him.

Liz

Barbara said...

Oh no! How awful! I hope you're okay.

Dina said...

I am so sorry to hear this news.So sad. Poor little guy. And so fragile. He was loved..even for a little while.

misselaineous said...

Stopped by to say Hi, and thank you for your comment on Love2Junk. Sorry about Melvin...I never knew he existed until just now, but it looks like he had a very happy, if brief, life. Not too many chickens get their own fan club at such a young age. *elaine*

Andrea said...

I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write.
andrea

Foothills Poultry said...

Sorry you lost the little one.

~~Matt~~

Mick said...

Its hard to type through the tears welling up. Poor little guy... A sad day indeed, He will be missed the little guy...

Pixie said...

I am so sorry! I loved watching Melvin grow up. Big hugs to you!

ted and bunny said...

a sad day indeed
xx

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

Oh my,this is so terrible! RIP sweet little Melvin. I'm so sorry :(

Sharon said...

That's really too bad, he was such a cute little chick. :(

Ginger said...

Poor little Melvin! He was such a cute little bugger. Do you suppose he choked on a piece of corn?

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh no!!!! Little cheep cheep is gone??? I'm so sad! Hugs to you!!!

Rose H (UK) said...

This is REALLY sad. Sorry Anna, I'm sure you know we all feel for you and the little chap. Sending a hug from over the pond.
RIP Melvin.

Little Messy Missy said...

So sad, so sorry...

ticc said...

So sad!! Poor little Melvin.. RIP.

Yarni Gras! said...

aw, that is sad :-(

baukje said...

Oh what a pity, he was such a lovely creature.....

kim@kimmykats said...

Such a precious little soul. His short life brought much happiness.

Amber Von Felts said...

OH NO! I can't believe it :``-(
Poor lil' peeper. He's up in the big old chicken pen in the sky now.

Kelly Aaron Mosaics said...

I really enjoyed the pics and stories of little Melvin and am so sorry to hear about this, Anna.

linda said...

Bye bye Melvin. You will be missed.