Lucy was a special-needs hen.
Lucy needed me, so she invited me into her life.
For six and a half years Lucy and I shared a beautiful trusting friendship. She taught me what it's like to be a chicken. And she taught me what it means to be alive.
This October Lucy fell ill. I recognized her symptoms at once, and made a confident decision on her behalf. I called Rosario, the wonderful vet who I wrote about in my book, and she met Sarah and me in our backyard the next day. Together we gave Lucy a comfortable ending while I held this beautiful hen my arms.
It has been an honor to share Lucy with the world. I continue to be amazed at the way she touches people's lives in my book, Once Upon a Flock, in my blog stories, and on Facebook.
Lucy's flock mourned her passing. And now her flock guides me in moving forward. Because the sun is shining, and it's a beautiful day.
If you, too, aspire to attain the wisdom of a chicken, here are a few pointers:
Thank you for following my stories, and stay tuned for more tales of a soulful flock!