Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chook (and Doris) - Maree



This is Chook, my other rooster (besides Artemis) and he's a Silky x Bantam, and almost twice Artemis's size. But he runs like the wind if Artemis should even just look in his direction! Out of my 8 hens, he's got three that dare to defy Artemis and hang out with him - Doris, Babs and Ginger. They're actually very brave, because besides incurring Artemis's wrath, Chook is rather large and almost squashes them while "having his way with them"!

CHOOK AND DORIS PLANNING AN ESCAPE :

Chook: You know what the problem is? The fences aren't just round the farm. They're up here, in your head. There's a better place out there, somewhere beyond that hill, and it has wide open places, and lots of trees... and grass. Can you imagine that? Cool, green grass.
Doris: Who feeds us?
Chook: We feed ourselves.
Doris: Where's the farm?
Chook: There is no farm.
Doris: Then, where does the farmer live?
Chook: There is no farmer, Doris.
Doris: Is he on holiday?
Chook: He isn't anywhere! Don't you get it? There's no morning head count, no farmers, no dogs and coops and keys, and no fences!
Doris: In all my life I've never heard such a fantastic... load of tripe!
- Extract from the movie "The Chicken Run"

8 comments:

  1. Another fine-looking fellow Maree. He actually looks sort of mean in your drawing so I was surprised to hear he's such a wuss. Did you name all your chickens after ones in the Chicken Run movie?

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  2. Love the painting and the story, Maree.

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  3. How I love your rooster stories and paintings.

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  4. His looks certainly belie his demeanour Paula! Ha ha! Not all, 3 or 4 of the girls, some names like Missy and Barbie just came naturally!

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  5. Thanks Kathryn, sometimes a sketch just brings a story to mind!

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  6. Ah, pleased you like it Joan, thank you!

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  7. I'm positive I replied to your comment PJ, but there you have it, it's not here! Thanks for your nice comment, I'm pleased you like them!

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