Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Sad Farewell

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you of the passing of Babyface. Babyface was a large breasted white turkey. She was given to us by some good friends along with a male who we named Casanova.

The big white turkeys that have been bred to have large breasts weren't meant to live long. Just long enough to grow big and be on the table for Thanksgiving. I'm glad we were able to give Babyface a long and happy life. She was such a sweet creature. When she looked at you it was with big eyes full of personality.

This winter was hard for Babyface, but she spent her last day outside in the sun walking around like she hadn't for months. She went into the goats' stall and bedded down in a favorite corner. I actually thought she was preparing to lay an egg. She tucked her head under a wing and quietly passed. She was one of a kind.

Babyface and Casanova.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Cori - that is so sad. I guess you are like me and every animal has a name and a personality. I am sure I can even read their thoughts, and you CAN see it in their eyes. It is awful losing your lovely Turkey, I am sorry!