🐾 Maybe the reason I love animals so much, is because the only time they have broken my heart is when theirs has stopped beating.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Making the best of winter
Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Taken in my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)
Background texture by Kim Klassen
Processed in PowerPoint
Kiep and one of Solly’s roosters making the best of winter.
You can quote me as I speak
Chickens smile despite their beaks
Look how she walks and talks and stares
See how she jumps and shows she cares
Listen to her serenade
Think of how they’ve danced and played
Their little toes don’t skip a bea
Happiness permeates their feet.
Up into your lap they hop.
Snuggling right into your top.
I feel their combs warm near my skin
I really feel like chicken kin
Watching my hens all the while
I swear to you that they can smile (even in winter!)
~ Tilly’s Nest, August, 10, 2011