When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade!
Update: Sadly it is with a heavy heart that we must share that we had to say a final goodbye to the beautiful boy Lemonade on Saturday October 29th 2022. Please read his Tribute here.
Chirpy, cheery and forever the optimist is little Lemonade. Born with crippled front legs, it is a testament to the little guy’s determination to live that he was even able to suckle the first life-giving colostrum from his mother. And it is a testament to the goodness of the human heart that a kind soul saw his pitiful struggle (sadly one he was never going to win on his own) and stepped in. Arriving at our sanctuary, Lemonade’s ‘what’s up dudes?’ personality, coupled with his courage in the face of adversity has made him a firm favourite with visitors, volunteers and staff. He loves kisses, cuddles, his bottle of milk and wearing fancy jackets!
Throughout the day, gentle hands cradle and stretch Lemonade’s contorted limbs and it is our great hope and experience that with the combination of this physiotherapy, splints and good nutrition we will witness a happy and active outcome for our little buddy.
Around 4.40 pm on the 11th of January 2023, hope met the reality of our promise, as the last Silkie rooster was removed from the tiny wire prison that had been his home for heaven knows how long.
Just over a week on from that fateful day when the plight of hundreds upon hundreds of sweet Silkie chickens came under our radar. And so too our kindness.
With his eclectic mix of colour and an outrageous little “do,” dear Elton John stands before us today.
Camouflage – synonyms: disguise, hide, conceal, keep hidden, mask, screen, veil, cloak, cover, cover up, obscure, shroud.
There’s a Starman in our little brood of rescued Silkie roosters. And although we know he’d like to come and meet us, his little side-steps tell us perhaps that time is not just yet.