On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Sad day

I spent a pleasant couple of hours drawing with a group of boys in Juvenile Hall.

But when I got home I discovered one of the chickens was dead on the ground. I have no idea what happened. The other five were up in their roost, already asleep, but Rachel, one of two Rhode Island Reds, had obviously died several hours earlier. I couldn't find any marks of a skirmish so I don't know what happened.  She was only eleven months old.

That was our first lost chicken and we're distressed.


  1. sorry for the lost. I love the drawing of the butterfly and the style of the words

  2. Oh no. How mysterious and sad.... I'm sorry for Rachel, and I'm sorry for your distress.

  3. so sorry. My sister has chickens too and she's had a mysterious death or two.

  4. Thank you all. I never dreamed I could become so attached to a chicken! I really miss her....


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