My best pal Betty
My husband surprised me with 2 Buff Orpington chicks one spring - they were on sale at the tractor supply store after Easter. I named them both Betty since I couldn't tell them apart.
That was THIRTEEN years ago!!
I loved going to their pen with some of their favorite foods & chatting with them.
They gave us lovely eggs for many years, then quit for 3 years as they aged - but started laying eggs again when they were about 9 yrs old!!
Betty 1 died 2 years ago & it was then that Betty & I really bonded. She was very lonely & I needed someone to talk to.
I loved talking to her - she really listened, would cock her head & try to understand but usually her clucking comments sounded like advice to take things as they come; go with the flow. Wait for the bugs - the good things in life do come to you.
Betty passed this past Saturday. I cannot walk by her pen yet. I will miss her very much.