August 18, 2011

More Henny

I'm loving the comments on Henny and her arms!  Yes, the possibilities are endless (and yes, Melissa, this is an idea I have for a book about just such things... :) )
So, unfortunately, methinks this is one of the first things Henny would have to do with her arms.  O poor Henny!
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20 comments:

  1. great expression on Henny!!!ah hah - the possibilities are endless for Henny and those arms.

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  2. oh! gawd! Vegan entree for dinner anyone?

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  3. The Barn God giveth, and the Barn God taketh away…

    Okay ERS, you got me. Only a truly dead and soulless sublife could not feel a bit of a sniff and a grizzle coming on at the poor sad sight of Henny’s despairing expression there, giving up her ‘baby’ to the hand of the Barn God.

    I-feel-so-guilty-now…for all the nasty angry things I bluddy said about useless lazy chickens having arms, just down there in the post below.

    “Sorry Henny! Honest!! I didn’t really mean it…I’ll try and make it up to you. Tell you what, I promise I won’t eat the pile of scrambled eggs I just cooked up for everyone over here in Blighty tonight kay?! I’ll just lob it all outside for the dogs to scoff up instead eh!”

    Egg jokes, I just crack myself up…

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  4. This is heartbreaking! (She types as she guffaws a bit.)

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  5. Ooooooooh, deary, deary me. you're making me feel a haze of guilt. Just five minutes ago, I was stroking and feeling under silly chicken who roosts on the eggs in the nesting box, at night. There were four under her, today. Hopeful girl!

    I love the illustration! and, I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!=]

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  6. ooohh look at her poor face!!! Please don't take my baby !!! Evil barn god. I collected the eggs this morning and I'm looking at our chickens with a whole new perspective ! Henny you are a legend!!

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  7. Love it! Your humour is spot on....

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! It's so fun to visit your amazing blog. I enjoyed cruising through a few of your posts. Chickens with arms giving up their eggs...haha. BTW I think you should have brought Strawberry Leggs home and put Lemon Leggs on layaway.

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  9. Hello Elizabeth:
    We are now just catching up with Henny and are bizarrely reminded of Hemingway's 'A Farewell to Arms' with this oh so sad image you offer us today. No, just as well that chicken do not have arms and so cannot offer their offspring up to the Barn God. Better by far that they fight back with wings a-flapping and beaks a-pointed. At least, that is what happened in our [short] chicken rearing days!!!

    It is so good to be back and to be charmed by your drawings again!!

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  10. Oh, Henny is such an adorable character. I love her expression and she is a quick learner, what to do with her arms :-)

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  11. I had to click back to the previous post for more Henny. And for a minute you made me think chickens actually had arms.

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  12. YOU, are outstanding. I am visiting you here from the HATTAT blog...I too am an illustrator, but really more of a French teacher and wannabe poet!!!! EXCELLENT WORK!! Anita

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  13. Oh, poor Henny...see what I get for not reading the latest post! I don't want her to have to give up her babies...what else could she do with those limbs of hers??? I now feel guilty for the seven egg tart I made last night...sorry Henny!
    xo J~

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  14. Ha! I think this is better than "if pigs had wings". Such a dilemma, though - like Sophie's Choice!

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  15. Talk about the best POV (and yes, both compositionally and literarily, and I'll add humorously and poignantly) you nailed it. So smart, so heart-wrenching...Oh, the stories Henny will tell!

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  16. Oh geez, I don't think I want eggs for breakfast! Now if you could do this with a cow I think the ranchers would string you up in the nearest tree.

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