8.22.2010

ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROOSTER

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Andrew and I traveled down to small-town Utah to visit Erin (Andrew's sis), meet her fiance, and photograph them some engagement pictures.
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Our first morning there, I woke at dawn to the sounds of cows and roosters, and went outside to explore.

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The rising sun made for beautiful lighting to take pictures.

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And it was a perfect, peaceful morning.
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As I was concentrating on taking this rustic shot...

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...I spotted a rooster, casually pecking the ground nearby.

Oh, what a cute, little rooster! I crooned.

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How embarrassingly naive, I was.

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The next time I took my eye from the view finder, the rooster was puttering around right at my feet.

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Hi, wittle guy! I cried.

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It was at about this time, however, before I had any time to defend myself, that the rooster unexpectedly--and unjustifiably--attacked me. He ran at full speed ahead, wings outstretched, and with fire in his eyes.

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I am ashamed to say that I, Rachel Ashmore, ran for my life...from a rooster. I mean, what if he had...pecked me? It wasn't until I had clambered into the bed of a truck for safety, that he crowed in triumph and wandered away. And I'm even more ashamed to say that this series of events happened a second time when I thought he had gone.
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Back in the house, after the humiliating story was shared, I was informed in all seriousness by 10-year-old Whitney:
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"The rooster's name is Buddy"
*long dramatic pause*
"...but he's no buddy."
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Next time I come to visit, I'm wearing my heavy stomping boots.
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Anyway, rooster hatred aside, awesome engagement pictures coming soon! Plus...wait til you see the cute kids attached to this marriage deal. (I'm going to be an auntie again!)
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4 comments:

Kristin said...

I would have screamed and run away if a rooster had chased me too. Raging farm birds are no laughing matter. :)

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

Glad you were able to snap the rustic shot before the attack! Beautiful pictures can't wait to see the one's of the lovebirds!

Blevins Family said...

Ha! I could just picture you cowering in the bed of a truck! But roosters with a wild hair are no laughing matter.

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