I've posted pictures and written about our friend Bob during the past year, but if you knew just how precarious his path in life, you'd be as amazed as I am that he's still here.
Whenever you have a "special case" animal, particularly in the farm world, you are walking in the footsteps of many many farmers before you, who's wisdom in matters such as these, cannot be disputed. It is not "cost-effective" nor is it "practical" to try to save all the Bobs of this world. Chickens are not about to become extinct and since Bob is no longer a candidate for the stew pot, cannot lay an egg and will not be making a genetic contribution to the next generation, a "real" farmer would not be investing time and money into this "folly". Practically speaking, taking on the task of attempting to turn around Bob's fate, is equivalent to being thought a fool. So call us foolish and help us celebrate!
Happy Birthday Bob! I hope your next year is full of interesting things to look at, fun adventures and good health. Now, make a wish and blow out your candles! :)