Me: Lets out the chickens.
Eclipse: Come running down in his usual adorable, yet vicious self.
Me: "Good morning, Eclipse."
Eclipse: Stares at me in acknowledgment, then runs off to flirt with 'his' girls.
Me: Hears squabbling, walks over to see what's going on.
Eclipse: Stands there, looking dejected, with Mochi's feathers clenched in his beak.
Me: "Eclipe, how many times have I been over this? If you want the hens to like you, you need to be nice to them...not pulling out their feathers!"
Eclipse: Stares at me solemnly, as if in understanding, then quickly swallows the feathers to hide the evidence of the crime scene.
Eclipse: Marches off, then returns with more feathers in his beak.
Eclipse: Jumps into my arms, drops the feathers in my hand and snuggles up against my chest, falling asleep.
That chicken sure knows how to win over my heart, no matter how many times I try to be stern with him! It's impossible not to forgive him when he's being so cute!