Monday, December 18, 2006

Coming home to roost...

Well, the weekend is over, the chickens have come home to roost, ready for another work week. With that in mind, I sought more thoughts about chickens. I learned that Australian writer Henry Lawson wrote a book, "Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster," and found a massive number of other words about poultry. Here are just a few:

Believe it or not, it is not an easy task to fool the Rooster. His mind is cautious and skeptical, with this perceptive gift. Roosters make excellent trouble shooters, detectives, doctors, nurses and psychiatrists. Roosters are always up, out and doing. You rarely see a relaxed rooster that sits quietly in the living room, doing nothing. They are also multitalented, and can become accomplished in many different ways. -- Chinese Zodiac

Humans don't eat roosters - why? They make eggs with the hens and wake everyone up in the morning. -- Babe

People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately. -- Oscar Wilde

I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens. -- E.B. White

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! -- Chicken Little

Rooster today; feather duster tomorrow – Russian proverb

Q: Why did the chicken run across the road when a car was coming?
A: To play "chicken".
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road halfway?
A: She wanted to lay it on the line.
Q: Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
A: She wanted to stretch her legs.
Q: Why did the Roman chicken cross the road?
A: She was afraid someone would caesar!
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To prove to the possum it could actually be done!

Happy Monday to all…

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