David and I were sat enjoying a nice cold beer in the garden, catching the last of the sun and watching the chickens lazily peck peck pecking away at anything that catches their beady unblinkered attention. Suddenly Sue chicken burst into a sprint which Usain Bolt would be proud of and started to hurtle around the garden closely followed in a Benny Hill like fashion by Pam, Paula and Brenda. Sue had happened upon an unfortunate frog and had it clasped firmly in her vice like beak, legs dangling in the early evening sunlight. Not wishing to share this tasty luxury with her peers she greedily decided that the only option was to run.
And run she did.
This way and that way, a side step here, dodge a chicken there, round the dog, under, over, through. She managed to shake off Brenda, who quite typically in her namesake's fashion, had decided to the buck the trend and go shopping. Paula decided it wasn't worth the chase which left Pam still in the game. One false chicken footing and Sue lost her edge. In swooped Pam Schumacher snapping at the frog's legs and took the prize and the lead! Round and round went Pam, round and round went Sue until finally and graciously (or sorts) they decided that they were both winners and would share the prize. In the shade of the apple tree Kermit found his last resting place as Pam and Sue did him justice.
The question is whether in the roost review that night if Brenda and Paula, the losers in the frog foray, nervously asked the winners whether Kermie could possibly taste like chicken.....?