I'm Back! I'm married! I'm sad!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by gritsar, May 16, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Well, the wedding was beautiful. Everything I dreamed it would be. Once we get all the pics moved from one camera to the other and uploaded, I'll post some.
    We came home a little early. We're at that age where no place feels as comfortable as our own home and no bed sleeps as good as our own.
    The beautiful day was marred by a little sadness. Two hours before we left on our wedding trip, I suffered my first chicken loss. One of my dark hens Tinker has passed away at 13 months old. From the way she acted right before she passed, my DH says he is certain it was a heart attack. [​IMG]
    I had taken my DSD out to the coop to show her where everything was and at that time Tinker was out in the garden area, pecking and hunting with the rest of the chickens. Not fifteen minutes later I went back out to check on something and found her in the chicken's favorite dustbathing hole, nearly dead. By the time I picked her up and walked back up to the house with her, she had closed her eyes and was barely breathing. She died in my arms a few minutes later.
    When I found her I was astonished see my loner chicken Lilith sitting next to her and clucking softly. Lilith actually growled at me when I tried to pick Tinker up.
    So some sadness, but at least the end was quick.
    I'm glad to be home with my critters and glad to be back on BYC.
    Hope all is well with y'all.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, I'm so sorry about Tinker. Cetawin had a Brahma die of a heart condition, too. But, congratulatons on your marriage!
  3. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Songster

    May 4, 2009
    I'm sorry for your loss. But congratulations on your wedding and welcome back [​IMG]
  4. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri
    Welcome back, Mrs. ! Congrats, and glad your special day was beautiful, albeit with a tinge of sadness. Tell your dear hubby that you deserve a treat now, lol.

    Best wishes for a wonderful married life, enjoy!

    Cheri [​IMG]
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Sheesh im SO SO SO sorry that happened. During your wedding trip no less... SHEESH! [​IMG]
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Congratulations!! I'm so happy to hear you are finally married!! Glad it was beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures.

    So sorry about Tinker.
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Congrats!!! Now you can officially say "DH"!!!! Sorry for your loss but I can't wait to see pics! Your dress looked gorgeous.

  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    congratulations on your wedding [​IMG]
    Sorry for your lose [​IMG]
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Welcome back!
    I'm glad your wedding went well [​IMG]
    Sorry about Tinker [​IMG]
    Have you been able to resist getting some of those Blue Silkies for your flock, yet [​IMG]
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    So sorry for you loss [​IMG] but happy for your marriage! [​IMG]

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