Cuddles. The little chicken so aptly named because all she wanted to do was sit in my lap and have her belly rubbed.
Cuddles. The little chicken that followed me with her eyes since she was a day old.
Cuddles. The little chicken that would quietly post for pictures in my arms whenever a newspaper, magazine or friend wanted to snap a shot.
Cuddles, the little chicken who cheated death on too many occasions to count, has died.
I'll tell you more a little later about what happened. Just not now.
Thank you to everyone who worried, offered advice, shed a tear or broke into a smile because of her these past 5 years.
Have a good weekend.
So very sorry. Have lost many animals over the years, including chooks...cry every time. They are family.
I'm not a chicken person so when I saw the cuddles headline on Friday I didn't bother to read your post. I'm so sorry I didn't. When I began to read the Jan 11 post and saw your message at the top I knew.....I am so very sorry.
I'm so sorry, Karen. Wow, this little chicken just made me cry.
Karen I'm so sorry to hear about Cuddles. She was so much more than just a chicken.
So sad for you!
I am just so very sorry. Of course she was a pet, an important part of your family. A fluffy, sweet, cuddly, friendly part.
I'm so tired of people trying to define families as only one thing. Mom, Dad, brother, sister and dog (maybe a cat) and that's it. If you differ from this, not a family. I grew up with a pet rat. Pencil. She was amazing. She would ride around on my shoulder, come when you called her and do just about anything for a grape.
Thank you so much for sharing your family with us. I will truly miss her.
I'm so far behind on my e-mails that I didn't read about Cuddles' passing until this morning. Your love for her was so evident, you have my deepest sympathy. Hugs and Blessings.
As my little girl says (frequently), "Animals are people, too!"
Sending you lots of love at this difficult time. We will miss hearing about Cuddles... You gave her a wonderful life.
I'm so sorry, Karen. We all know she was a beloved personality and that you will miss her deeply. I cried, too.
A loved pet is like a family member and when they are gone it leaves an empty spot.
Pets give so much love without asking a lot in return. May that love you shared fill that empty spot to overflowing so you won't hurt quite so much
Let her live in your memory and in that special love filled spot in your heart.
Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear about Cuddles. As a chicken mom for the last 15 years, I've lost a bunch and it's always hard, never mind when you have one that is as special as Cuddles was. Time heals, tears gradually dry and someday you will think of Cuddles and only feel love and happy memories. She's your angel now.
Cuddles will be missed. So sorry for your loss
I've been out of town for a while and am just now catching up on things (including your blog, which I normally read religiously). All that to say- this is way late, but I'm still very, very sorry. There are few things worse than the death of a beloved pet. It just sucks. I hope it sucks less soon.
I'm so sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you Karen.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Cuddles was the luckiest chicken, she had YOU ! So very sorry for your loss.
Middlefield CT USA
Thank you Theresa! She was a great chicken. I've never had another one like her. ~ karen!
To our very dear Karen,
As you can see, so many of us are broken-hearted for you.
Cuddles was one lucky chicken - she had YOU !