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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

When Turkeys Attack!

Turkey-Durk, aka Tom the Turkey, is on his way to a new name: Thanksgiving.

For a while now, his aversion to the color red has caused a few sharp words to be directed his way, but there's been no contact . . . and I've been reminded to avoid wearing red in the chicken yard.

This morning, however, I flipped my pretty, flowered apron over to the reversible side to go out to do chores . . . forgetting that the reversible side would provide a chest-to-knee display of fiery red.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm wearing a dress today? A knee-length dress?

Before I had taken two steps into the poultry yard, Turkey Durk got me . . . BAM! As soon as a pained, startled, "HEY!" was out of my mouth, I realized my error . . . and made a hasty retreat outta there . . . where I removed the offending apron.

Moral of the story? "Lesson learned."

HOWEVER, if this is a sign of a change in attitude on his part, no matter how beautiful he is, he's gonna be on the table in two months!


  1. Ow, ow, OW! I think you got off lucky considering you had no pants covering your legs for protection! And to think you're the only mama he's ever known. Ungrateful little *#$!*!

  2. OUCH!!
    I can already see the deliciously satisfied smile on your face at Thanksgiving!

  3. Yes, it will be interesting to see if his attitude returns to normal here!


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