Wednesday, April 16, 2014

R.I.P. Gozzie

My dearest and oldest little bantam Gozzie, passed away in her sleep overnight.

It came as rather a shock - only last week she was tapping at the back door because I was a bit later than usual putting them to bed with their evening meal - only 30 minutes late - it was 6pm instead of 5.30pm

Yesterday she spent almost all day sunbathing in the brilliant spring sunshine, scratching around in the gravel paths and getting lots of insects - and she even pulled a really big worm out of the lawn at 7am!

I am not sure of her age - she was at least 12+years old as she was one of my original bantams, together with Daisy who is still alive.  I am not sure of their age when I  bought them.

She gave us lots of pleasure, captivated us with her antics, and was the tamest, funniest teeniest little bantam you could ever wish for!  She fitted in the palm of my hand!

I am sad that she has passed away, but I am absolutely joyous that she has lived to such a grand age, and packed every single day free-ranging and enjoying the very best life and living conditions, in the company of a contented flock.

3 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for your loss but it must be easier knowing that she had a lovely life. She was lucky to have you take such good care of her. I hope that Daisy deals with her absence as well as possible. I'm not sure how chickens grieve but I once had a cat who never fully healed from the death of our old girl who was ~21.

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  2. Sorry for your loss Lottie.
    But, like you said, you are joyous that she had such a long and happy life and so am I!
    I too hope Daisy copes well without her friend.
    Hugs,

    Sandie xxx

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  3. She has had a super life with you Lottie and a long joyous one so don't be too sad. I know it always sad when a furry or feathered friend dies but she certainly lived well.
    xxxx

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