Roosters with Attitude

I like attitude, and I can cop an attitude as good as the best of them. Today I drove over to Pudding Stone Farm & Nursery to take some pictures of the animals. They raise a lot of different kinds and love to have people come to see them.

When I got there no one was around – at least not of the human variety. There was a lot of rooster racket so I went into the barn to see what was up and to see if there were any animals there. Everything was pretty quiet except for the roosters and hens. I saw some dolled up roosters who had attitude.

Listen up!

Listen up!

Practicing the latest dance step.

Practicing the latest dance step.

Do these feathers make my butt look big?

Do these feathers make my butt look big?

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I beg your pardon?

I mentioned that I like attitude. What I really like is the attitude that comes from being self confident combined with having respect for all people. What I don’t like is attitude that is self-centered and mean spirited. As I have gotten older I have felt more confident in voicing my opinion when I think it will make a situation better, especially when a wrong will be righted. The trick is knowing when my two cents will make things better, and when it will make things worse.

I also find that I am more vocal when things don’t go right for me – frequently letting naughty words slip out – not really foul but just not lady-like. I guess I’ve always had difficulty being lady-like, like being refined. Hubby lovingly says I’m sometimes a little rough around the edges. I’m trying to clean up my act because I would like to be seen as gracious and a gentlewoman. Maybe not – it doesn’t sound like much fun.

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  1. I LOVE these roosters! You’re right, they have so much attitude 🙂 very wise words to accompany them. I have difficulty sometimes with putting my 2 cents in when it’s not wanted, and also with letting slip a few curse words on occasion… Great post!

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  2. Life is really short so I have come to believe that any person without something to say, and the confidence to say it, is a distraction; that doesn’t mean you have to say things out loud to get your point across.

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  3. I’d love a bit more but I don’t see it happening anytime yet LOL
    Good for you Pat . Got to love that Rooster 🙂

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    • I bet you are just who you need to be right now. The other characteristics will come when they are right for you. Thanks for your great comments.

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      • 🙂 that’s a lovely reply and thought Pat … running out of years tho ‘….. I’m no spring chooker hahaha

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  4. Great photos Pat and the captions are perfect. I too have found that I speak my mind more now than when I was younger – I usually try to process something for a day before I speak – especially at work where you need to be more appropriate. But there does seem to be a level of confidence (dare I say wisdom) that I did not have in the past

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    • Let’s call it wisdom, Nora. I think if we gain something positive with age we should claim it with pride. It is compensation for bodies that go to pot! 🙂 Thanks for the great comment – it brought me a smile this morning.

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    • How wonderful. I think you should do a post on the attitude of the rooster that makes it a good mascot for the French. I would love to hear more about this – from your perspective. I am smiling from ear to ear. Thanks for your comment.

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