Archive for February 2012

The Reign of Tyranny and Terror Ends

Spiedie Joe

The reign of tyranny and terror through dominance with a beak and talons, which controlled my backyard has been terminated. We’re talking about a major political overthrow, leading to the assassination of the leader of my feathered flock. Yeah, you guessed it…the rooster that has terrorized me for almost a year is finally dead. It was quick and painless; quite truthfully I don’t think he knew what hit him (BB gun to the brain). It was so fast and quiet, that his harem continued to scratch and peck at the ground without a care in the world not realizing their sole mating male was gone. The swiftness of this planned covert execution left me momentarily shell shocked and I was touched with pangs of guilt and remorse. But those pangs were short lived as I soon became flooded with relief. No more looking over my shoulder when I venture out into the backyard. No more carrying a wepon of defense with me when I go to gather eggs. No more blasted crowing at the crack of dawn. It’s enough to make a person break out in song:

“Ding Dong! The rooster’s dead. Which old rooster? The rotten rooster!
Ding Dong! The rotten rooster is dead.
Wake up – sleepy head, no more crowing, get out of bed.
Wake up, the rotten rooster’s dead. He’s gone where the goblins go,
Below – below – below. Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the dinner bells.
Ding Dong’ the dinner-oh, suppers on, let’s eat ’em now.
Let them know The rotten rooster is dead! “