The Colony Green Rooster, Mr. Green Jeans, was finally rescued on Sunday, November 26, 2017. It was a cold and rainy day and a glorious way to end the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The photo below was taken moments after he was caught and placed in the crate. 

Rooster in a travel crate

I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I could fall in love with a rooster.  If you follow my posts and read my market reports you know that I have been tacking the rooster for months!  After several failed attempts to capture him, on Sunday morning, November 26, 2017, with the help of my wonderful and kind neighbors, the rooster was caught. 

It was not an easy rescue. He ran. He flew. He hid under the bushes. I crawled on my hands and knees under the bushes so he would get back out into the open space. He clucked and clucked as he ran for cover. We followed him. At long last, we could see he was getting tired. We were too. He flew across the common area and into some bushes. We all followed.  I reached my hands into the bushes and he was mine. 

My very nice neighbor cleared the area around the rooster so I could safely pull him out. Once I had him in my hands he did not fight or struggle in any way. He was quiet. No more clucking. I waited a few minutes for him to settle in the crate before I loaded him into my car and headed to Clayton. 

Heavy rain on rooster rescue day

It was a long and stressful drive to Clayton in the heavy rain. There was no turning back. He was finally captured and rain or shine, it was time for the rooster to go to his forever home.  

Happy rooster enjoying the ride to his forever home

After about an hour on the road, I pulled off the freeway to check on the rooster. He was so quiet the entire drive. As you can see from the photo above, he is resting comfortably in the crate.  

We finally arrived at our destination – Mr. Green Jeans forever home.  It was bitter-sweet turning him over to his caregiver. My heart was filled with joy knowing he is living on a ranch with other chickens. He is free range and has a coop with heat lamps for shelter and warmth. 

It was time to say my good-bye, thank the person who adopted him, and head back home. The rain did not give up. The photo below was taken on the way home from Clayton. 

Pouring rain on the drive home

Sunday, November 26, 2017, was a thankful day; a rainy day; a glorious day; a rescue day for the Colony Green rooster. Five hours after leaving my home with the rooster I returned home. It was all worth it. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.  

I do miss that little guy. I’ve called his caregiver a few times to check on him.  He is doing great and happy in his new home.  I have an open invitation to visit him anytime I want. I plan to do so in the near future. I’ve just been very busy helping clients in a hot and crazy real estate market. 

Speaking of real estate, and helping clients, that’s my full-time profession. If you need to sell your home or condo in Colony Green call Kathleen Daniels, the independent broker of KD Realty in San Jose at 408-972-1822 or complete the form on the contact us page and we will connect with you to get the process started.

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