Sunday, March 14, 2010


The woes of raising animals
is that you can fall in love with them
but lose them.

This morning the neighbor's dog got into my greenhouse
where I have been keeping my baby chicks during the day
until hubby got the coop built...

I thought it was totally secure,
but obviously not.

All but 2 of my baby chicks were killed.

I'm just sick
and sad...


  1. Oh Vicki..
    My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry.
    Warm Hugs,

  2. Oh Vicki I want to reach right out and give you a big Hug...this is so sad especially after all the work and love you put into these chicks...I am so sorry to read this...
    I so understand the woe of losing animals after all the work you put in to them...we had that back at the Post Office...A big Hug to you through Cyberspace...Love Dzintra♥x

  3. I'm sorry for you and the tiny lives lost.

  4. Hello Vicki ~ so sorry about your wee little chicks. Isn't it amazing how quickly we can become attached to animals. I hope the other two are OK and do well.

    Warm thoughts, Catherine

  5. Oh dear Vicki, that's so sad! I'm sorry hearing this and my heart goes out to you! We easily get so attached to animals and feel terrible bad when something happens to them. Thinking of you!

  6. Oh Vicki I know you are deeply saddened and heartache fills your world right now.
    But you will guard the wee darlings that are left and perhaps take on some new ones once the coop is ready.
    May you find solace in the beauty of Spring that surrounds you...
    Susan x

  7. oh nooooooo! i am so sickened for you! have you told your neighbor?

  8. Dear Vicki, I am so sorry. Wish I was there and give you a big hug! Just remember, life gives us happy moments so we can find solace during sad times, such as this. I am thinking of you my friend xxx

  9. Thank you all for your kind words. Yesterday was a heartbreak, and the two remaining babies are pretty lonely but doing ok. I'm keeping them inside until the coop is done. Our neighbors (whose dog it was) were so sad too, and Niki (their 11 year old daughter) cried and cried over it. We reassured her that we aren't angry at her or her dog. The dog is an over-weight Black Lab who has never caught a bird before. The chicks were an easy catch once she broke through the greenhouse door. They paid for the chickens and are keeping the dog on a leash for now. Thanks again everyone~ Vicki