(Just as a reminder, with chicken humor, you either get it or you don’t. In all honesty, I don’t really quite get all of it myself, but I hope you do. It probably is better understood by children, especially when read aloud in both Chicken and English.)
The time for Pearl’s comedy debut had finally arrived. The spotlight came on and illuminated the brick wall backdrop, microphone, and stool. Muffled clucks of excitement spread throughout the coop.
Pearl jumped and flapped to the top of the stool with confident precision. She has practiced this part well. Silence fell across her audience.
Everyone noticed her painted hot pink toenails. Low, hushed coos of amazement and approval could be heard here and there.
Then Pearl began.
Much to my surprise, everyone thought this joke was funny. It made no sense to me, but to the chickens, it was hilarious. Pearl was off to an excellent start.
Even more to my amazement, the chickens could hardly keep their seats they were laughing and cackling so hard! Pearl was an instant star as far as the other chickens were concerned.
A few of the chickens turned to look at me as if to say, “Don’t you understand how funny she is?” Pearl flipped over onto her back and pretended to be taking a dust bath while telling her next joke.
While everyone was laughing so hard they had tears coming from their eyes, I noticed Pearl had already pulling out a tall hat decorated with bananas. It looked just like one Carmen Miranda would have worn.
Suddenly I couldn’t help from joining in the laughter. Before I knew it, she had the hat tied under her chin and had popped off a brown beak cover to reveal her matching hot pink “beak-stick” shaped like a heart.
There was uproarious cackling and wing flapping throughout the coop. Everyone was laughing so hard, I seriously thought they would all lay eggs right then and there.
Pearl did her happy dance on top of the stool to signal the show was complete. She definitely left her audience wanting more!
It took quite a while to get everyone settled down enough to have their mealworm treats before bedtime.
Walking back to the house, I’m sure I heard a few hushed chuckles and cluckles of “To feed the chickens! To feed the chickens!” as everyone drifted off to sleep.
Knowing I had been a witness to something few people ever experience, I wondered, “Where did she get all of those little bananas?”
My Life With Gracie helped me see life just might work best when you have an “anything can happen” positive attitude.
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