Hoppy the rooster

This is the first day of Becky’s July Squares challenge theme of ‘Perspective.’ See more responses here.

I thought I’d start with this photo. To many people this probably looks like a somewhat windblown rooster, but from my perspective, this is something else entirely. This is Hoppy, the temporally-challenged rooster. This is Hoppy, the no-amplifier-required rooster. This is Hoppy, the demon rooster.

Hoppy has a bad foot, hence the name, and perhaps this has thrown him off. He’s started crowing as early as 1:30 in the morning, but regularly pipes up in the two o’clock hour, the three o’clock hour, the four o’clock hour, and the five o’clock hour. Since his roost is in the hedge next to the house, his first blasts tend to be close by, and he is loud. Perhaps it’s just because it’s so quiet otherwise, but his call carries and I don’t need to hear rooster rock at those hours.

I generally succeeded in training him not to hang out into the yard, but have failed to dislodge him from his roost. He keeps coming back. Or should I say, kept coming back. Whisper it quietly, but I haven’t seen or, more importantly, heard Hoppy for three days now. Whilst I’ve thought unkind thoughts about him, I haven’t actually done anything to him. But other people live within earshot, so perhaps they have. Or maybe Hoppy just wandered off in the same way that he wandered in. He never acquired any hens here, so I’ll think positively and and hope he’s found a true love and is happy. Unless he comes back, that is.

9 thoughts on “Hoppy the rooster

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  2. Lisa Coleman

    Oh, poor Hoppy! I hope he found a new home too. We had a guinea show up a few years ago in the neighborhood. Was here for about 2 months, LOUD, laid 24 eggs in our bushes. Screamed day and night, I’m guessing for her mate. Then we got new neighbors from a far away country…they have a bunch of kids…! Soon after they moved in, the guinea disappeared. Coincidence? I don’t think so…I’ll leave it at that. 🙂

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  3. BeckyB

    Lol! I know I shouldn’t laugh but from my perspective a very very long way away from Hoppy this is very funny!!

    Brilliant Square Graham, so happy you have joined us again

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    1. Graham Post author

      Nice to join in again, though I won’t be doing all of them, probably about half depending on what else is going on.


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