Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Want

It's been over two weeks now since Avo's untimely death and I have been distracted by handymen replacing our crumbling and clogged 80 year old pipes. I decided to buck up this afternoon and go out to the sheep pen and visit Finley.

He was very stiff in stance and looked older, less innocent. A small trickle of blood was coming down one of his horns which appeared to have a small puncture wound, like maybe he butted his head against a nail...or perhaps it was part of the unfortunate scenario. (Later Rick and I flushed it out. He had noticed it, but badly needing new glasses, thought it was just a glump of dirt).

I went to the shed and began picking up feathers, making a little bouquet in my hand, tears streaming down my face. As it started to come together and look like a familiar chicken Finley came over. I held it out to him and he sniffed it. Then he lowered his head and used his hoof to make the 'I want' sign and I started weeping.

I want him back, too, Finley.

So whatever happened involving the sheep that ended the life we knew as Avo it was very clear Finley was missing him, too.

8 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So sad.....

Are you going to create a little basket of Avo's special feathers to display?

(((HUGS)))
~Lisa

dibear said...

Lordy sweetie you brought tears to my eyes once again. This is so sad.
Lisa has a great idea...maybe put some in a display memory box you can frame.
HUGS, and Merry Christmas
Dibear

Callie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope this Christmas will bring you peace and love.

thecrazysheeplady said...

{{{hug}}}

Dana and Daisy said...

a couple of years after my little schnauzer, Billie, died, I found a sack with her grooming supplies in them, and some hair still in her brush. I took it to Daisy and she smelled and smelled and then started rubbing her chin on it, and started rolling over on the brush. So sad!

I have compassion for you and your loss.

Ed said...

Total bummer, once again..:-(
I hope things get better with time. I'll follow Lisa's hug with one of my own..:-)

Callie said...

Happy New Year!

dibear said...

Happy New Year. We are missing you Sage.

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