Monday, October 1, 2007

Jinxed ???

Just wondering if you believe in being Jinxed?
Is there such a thing?

I had the strangest, saddest thing happen to me...
a few days ago our friends came by and she saw Lola

{our chicken girl} and Goose, Miss Goosey, wandering about the yard...
as they do everyday!
She asked if I was worried about them being attacked by another animal...

hubby and I both said no they are fine.
You see Layla, Lola and Miss Goosey have wandered our yard

for 3 years now and have never been bothered by anything!
This morning hubby opened the coop gate so the girls can wander...

as he does everyday!
A few hours later he came back from town and asked me if Lola was ok!
I was alittle alarmed by the tone of his voice!
I looked outside, there were lots of feathers all over the walkway....
I knew instantly something was wrong!
We called her name, searched and searched

and found Lolas' body under the porch!
She had been attacked and killed by something!
I am so sad...

Lola has been part of our family for 7 years now!
She was a spoiled chicken.. seriously she thought she was human,
Hmmm maybe she was reincarnated!

God rest your soul sweet Lola...
you have brought our family much love and joy in your short life on earth!
You will be missed sweet angel!

This is Lola when she was just a few weeks old with her sisters...

Our parakeet Kiwi thought she was a chick too! :-)

These are the twins... Lola and Layla
I call them my girls!
{Our granddaughter called them chicken nuggets!}

This is our watch dog! Miss Goosey

{Our granddaughter calls her duck duck goose!}

36 comments: said...

I've had pet hens before too, I don't think people realize how much a chicken can mean to you. sorry for your loss!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OH Dolly, I am so sorry. She was just beautiful. We are an animal lover household, so I understand how much she meant to you.

vickie said...

Dolly, I'm so very sorry. I know you all will miss her. It's especially sad when you don't know what happened. I know she meant alot to you.

hugs, Vickie

celestina marie said...

Oh Dolly, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a beauty she was. I know you and your sweet family will miss her. Bless you!


Dolly i am sooo sorry you lost Lola :(
It doesnt matter the type of pet they are, they are still family.
Im sorry you are sad and i hope Layla and Miss Goosey are ok without their friend.

Sending big hugs across the ocean to you Hunnie.

Luv Ya Heaps,
Shann xo

The Fairy Godmother said...

Oh I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of sweet Lola, hens are such endearing creatures.

Becky said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I'm sorry about Lola.


Lori said...

Dolly I 'm so sorry to hear your news! I always worry about outside animals! In my area we are having trouble with coyotes and I fear for all the poor kitties I see walking around. Oh dear, my sympathy again, so sorry for your sadness. Lori

LiLi M. said...

Hi Dolly, I just popped by to thank you for your warm welcomewords you left in my blog yesterday, when I found out what sad story happened to your hen. Ooo I'm so sorry to hear that. Knowing that other people even across the ocean feel sorry for you will hopefully cheer you up a little, not because you don't miss your hen, as we all know you do, but it gives grief and sadness just that silver lining, that you know you are not alone in difficult times. Hoping that the other animals are ok!

Dolly said...

I have tears in my eyes...Thank you all so much for your kind words!
I am trying to accept Lolas passing!
Hubby keeps reminding me that she lived a good long life {longer then most chicknes}
He says how many chickens would peck at the door to get a treat and their momma would dig in the garden to find them worms! He said I treated her like a child and she rewarded us with many fun days!
I know I have to make peace with her passing!
I will miss her!

Hugz to you all!

Rosemary said...

Oh Dolly, that is so sad and kind of weird. I'm so sorry that happened.

Dawnie said...

:( I wish I could just give you a big hug... I'm so sorry.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh Dolly! I am crying right now. I am so sorry. That's terrible and I can just feel your pain. I thought I had lost my cat for good a few days ago so I know how it feels to mourn the loss of a pet. I wish I could comfort you. I am so so sorry!


Kathleen Grace said...

Dolly, I am so sorry about Lola! I think barred rock chickens are some of the prettiest chickens there are and Lola and Layla are just beautiful! I have some bantam chickens and I just love them, I understand how upset you must be! i don't think you are jjinxed, sometimes thngs just happen and chickens have a lot of natural enemies in wild and domestic animals.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Dolly, how sad. You will certainly miss Lola. To some she may have been just a chicken but to you and yours she was family.

Brenda said...

Oh my this is so sad. I made my pets family too. Im so sorry and hope you find another. I know you can't replace her though.

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Tiffany said...

Oh Dolly that's just terrible!

I read your blog every chance I get, but I don't often comment. I had to let you know how sad I am that sweet chicky Lola was attacked.

She was such a lovely little hen! I know how sad you must be. My heart goes out to you.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh that reminds me of all the animals we had when the kids were little, hubby says he wouldn't even think about buying a place that we would be able to have pets, i would have a house full.

Bertie said...

Oh Dolly, my heart just breaks for you. I'm so, so sorry about sweet Lola. I know how much she meant to you and your family. Hugs to you in your sorrow.

Aunt May's Cottage

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Dolly, I am so sorry! How awful and sad! Bless your beautiful family during this hard time. Believe me,I understand how close we become to our pets and it is so hard to lose them! You are in my thoughts. I hope things get better and easier for your family soon! You deserve it!

Love ya Dolly!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sorry to hear about Lola. Such cute names! We are still grieving the loss of our little dog (back in July.)

I tried to email you, but your message was returned. Please email me at Just wondering if you ever received the packages I sent.

Yellow Rose Arbor

Inspired Tokens said...

I'm so sorry about Lola. She was so cute, I know that she will be missed by you and your family.


So Very Sorry to hear about your loss! Such a Beautiful girl!
Do take care & know that you are in my thoughts!

Many Hugs to you!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh Dolly!!!!!! I am so so sorry to hear of your sweet Lola. I absolutly adore the pictures you have of her and what a kind, sweet, big hearted soul you are. You poor thing... I am sending BIG hugs your way!! I have never had any chickens before but have heard so many times how sweet they can be.

xoxo Heather

deb said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. I've been wanting chickens for years but haven't gotten any yet. Sending hugs.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Dolly!

I hope you are feeling much better tonight.

I could come up with some cherries on an ornament if you would like! :) That would be really cute I think! :)

Love ya,

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,

I love animals too, sorry about Lola, she was a beautiful chicken!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Dear Dolly~I am so sorry to hear about Lola. How cute she was and I love the story about her and your other precious babies.
PS: I love geese! I was just telling my hubby the other day that I want a yard so I can have chickens and geese, or a goose.

catieann said...

oh dolly
i am so sorry. Our animals become members of the family as well.
You must miss her terribly!
hugs and love

La Tea Dah said...

I'm sorry for your loss. We had several feathered friends when the boys were young --- and it was always sad when life moved on. . .


Pinkie Denise said...

Enjoyed ready you blog. This reminds me of our childhood pet and watchdog
or should I say watchgoose. Her name
was Lucy. We loved her very much so I
do know how you feel. She will be missed. Pinkie Denise

Stephanie said...

Oh dear Dolly, I'm so very sorry to learn of your loss. Poor sweet Lola. She was such a beautiful hen & I know how much she meant to you. My mother had a sweet baby chick years ago & still speaks so fondly of her. Are Layla & Goosey doing okay? Are they adjusting without her?

Again, I'm so sorry. Love you & big hugs,

Angelic Accents

Greenie Gardens said...

Dear Dolly, I once lost a pet chicken to a local dog. Im so sorry about your pet. We do get so attached to them. It sounds like your chicken had a wonderful life though. Stephanie

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