Today we had to put one of our dearest pets to sleep. Rita has been battling with internal laying since July. She was one of our first hens, and lived some of her life illegally. She was three years old. Rita was the smallest of our hens. But she has- had- spunk like you wouldn't believe. I don't have to tell you guys what it feels like to lose one of your dearest hens. If you pray, please pray for her. Otherwise, please just keep her in your thoughts. This photo is from when she was younger, during the 2008 Coop Elections. It's how I'll always remember her- the spunky red hen who was boss and she knew it.