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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rooster Down, We Have A Rooster Down -- Redux

It's Sunday, the bloggers' day of rest.
Or, re-run time.

This post, below, is from August 2009.
It refers to a mosaic I did the day before:

So I'm joining Chari's Happy To Design Sunday Favorites link party, here.

(August 2009)  The roosters at That Old House never made it to the recent Rooster party, 
 because their owner didn't get her roosters and chickens ready in time.

She does things like that.  Dopey things.

Okay, that's enough of referring to myself in the third person,
like Queen Victoria or Bob Dole.

Does that rooster (above) look annoyed to you?
I think he may be a little bit miffed at missing the big Rooster Bash.


So I just posted my rooster mosaic (shown above) anyway,
and sent it off all on its lonesome into cyberspace.

A few people commented on this little guy:

Isn't he a handsome devil?
He belonged to my Mom.

He is a shelf-sitter, which is nothing at all like a fence-sitter.

He likes to sit on the window sill in the sunroom
and check out any cute chicks that pass on the street.

His legs and wings are attached with itty bitty bits of old string,

and his right wing has an . . . issue:

During the course of our photo session, as I was telling him to gaze
soulfully into the camera, to make love to the lens . . . his wing fell off.

Roosters have notoriously delicate stomachs
and can't take the sight of their own blood.
Or in this case, disintegrated old twine. The poor little guy fainted clean away.

Don't worry. I gave him a little sip of brandy,
and he came around in a few minutes and is fine.
I have promised to find some gnarly old twine
and re-attach his wing, and put him back on the sunroom windowsill
so he can watch the world -- and those chicks -- go by.

Reality check -- Mr. Rooster has asked that the next time I shoot a closeup of his head,
I take the time to 
DUST HIM FIRST. Oops. My bad. --- Cass

Happy To Design


  1. Well, howdy, Cass! It's okay to be late to my party! I loved seeing this olden Rooster and bless his little heart! Don't let him have too much to drink. You know how Rooster are! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. He will be ok after a long nap (the sip of brandy did him in)! :-D

  3. I REMEMBER this post - - - loved it then and love it still now!

    When my 7 year old grandaughter was here in July she was running around playing with fairy wings strapped to her back. Suddenly she flopped to the ground and said, "Fairy down!"

    Cracked me up - - - about as much as your rooster down!

  4. Ummm...Cass...And you think I'M nuts? Your Rooster is pretty cocky for a guy with a broken wing! (get it - cocky? rooster?) oh-never mind~ xo Diana

  5. Haha,funny post! Great mosaic! Better late than never.

  6. Hey Cass, you should've go to the Shellia's Roos and Chicks party with this beauties, I love your sitting roos, he's adorable! I'm so glad you shared them now, so lovely! Lots of hugs. FABBY

  7. These are just too cute for words. hugs ~lynne~

  8. Hi scone snatcher ~
    Had to pop by to
    see what's up at
    the Old House. Thanks
    for the chuckle and
    the smile : ) Hope
    your Sunday is a
    lovely one.
    xx Suzanne

  9. Funny!
    Well. I love your rooster collection.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  10. CUTE Post! Chuckle, Chuckle.
    He's so dang ugly...he's CUTE!

  11. Better late than never. I still haven't posted my chickens yet. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  12. Very cute post! I really had to laugh at the poor Rooster and his fainting fit! I hope he's not too traumatized! ;-)

  13. He is a magnificent looking rooster, a pleasure to see.

    If only my own greying head colour could be fixed by a quick dust!

  14. Loved your Rooster post, Cass. I had not seen that post before and I have this fondness for roosters as well. I joined Chari's blogging party for the first time today. It's a great idea.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  15. Those are quite the close up shots. I was so busy dodging I noticed no dust! Fun rooster post!

  16. Crack me up, Cass! I love how he fainted dead away. LOL ~ Sue

  17. Hi Cass...

    Girl, you crack me up! I sooo enjoyed this repost! do have some rather stately looking roosters at That Old House! Your mother's shelf sitting rooster is just adorable! I do hope that he got his wing fixed! hehe! Too cute! Thanks so much for sharing this darling post with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week...I just loved it!

    Love ya,


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