A 16 Year Old Chook …

July 31st, 2008 Posted in All About Me, At Home No Gravatar

I thought something was going on today when TBU came home from work during the day and gave me a fresh bone. Now don’t get me wrong. I love to chew on a fresh bone, but why today? What was so special about it?  :doghuh:

 Charlie with a Bone 

It turns out that 16 years ago today a young chicken was born, and now she has grown into a Chook!

Chook turns 16  

While this is a great thing, it meant that everyone went out to celebrate and left me home alone. What’s worse is, they went to one of those All You Can Eat places, which means they had lots of yummy food and I was left alone with the stock standard dinner!  :dogmellow:

Charlie in his Kennel 

Umm, how do I say this politely? Remember how I told you that My Bi-Peds don’t like to feed me poultry because it makes me a bit smelly?  Well …. guess what happens when five people come home after filling their bellies with lots of different treats?  Yeah right !!  I hope they leave the windows open for me tonight …  :dogwacko:


Oh Yeah! Happy Birthday Chook!  :dogsmile:


Some friends asked about the Kookaburra in yesterdays post. In particular they wanted to know about the Kookaburra song and whether it is an Australian song! Well the answer is definitely yes.

For the non-aussies who visit me … The Kookaburra song is a popular Australian Nursery Rhyme that was written in 1934. It goes like this …

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,
That's no monkey, that's me.

If you have never heard the noise a Kookaburra makes, then  Click Here and you will soon hear why the song says “Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh …”

  1. 22 Responses to “A 16 Year Old Chook …”

  2. By Sophie BradorNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Charlie! My mom leaves me home alone while she goes out for dinner all the time. Half the time, she’s right next door at my auntie’s house, where I can’t go just because I try to pick up her cats. It’s just not fair.

    That bone looks yummy!


  3. By BoloNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday to your Chook. If she were here in Canada, that’s when she’d be able to get her driver’s license. Or at least practice for it. That means that’s she’d be able to take you on ADVENTURES in the car!

    On the other hand, a birthday should be celebrated with ALL the family. Go give them puppy dog eyes and say you want chicken to celebrate.

  4. By StanislawNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    That looks like a delicious feasting bone! I hate it when my humans leave and then return smelling like deliciousness. I don’t get it. I offer them bites of my raw meat but they decline. Don’t I deserve the same? Don’t I get to be offered bits of human dinners?

  5. By CharlieNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    you’re lucky to be invited to a human birthday party -and one where they serve bones!

    licks & slobbers

  6. By AbbyNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Hi, Charlie…

    My Mom says she remembers that song from when she was a little girl…That was like a million years ago…

    Abby xxxooo

  7. By Amber-MaeNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday to your Chook! Well, at least they gave you raw meatables. Better than nothing right?!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  8. By Maggie & MitchNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy birthday, Chook!
    They really should have brought you home a doggie bag, Charlie so that you could have felt like you were part of the celebration dindin too!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. By Saint LoverNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday to your human Chook!

    I am familiar with the song.. but not the noise they make WHOOOO Nelly.. they sound like a ravenous bunch of monkeys! I think I would be terrified of them.

  10. By NoahNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy birthday Chook :dogbiggrin:
    Did the humans bring back a doggy bag Charlie?? I think I know the answer to that matie……

    Hugs and tail wags

  11. By gus louie and callieNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Be sure and tell Chook Happy Birthday and enjoy her all you can eat dinner.. So is she driving now? If so we are going to look out..
    As for your comment about energy, you being a ACD you should know that we have way to much energy and Callie is over charged…

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. By MackNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday Chook!!

    Did you get any of the cake!?
    Thanks for the info on the Kookaburra song. My GranMa used to sing it to my mom when she was a little chicken!!

  13. By FleasGangNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Bark Day to your Chook! We hope that they at least brought you home a Doggie Bag?!

    The FleasGang

  14. By RamboNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday Chook aka the little chicken. Hey CD, do you really have gum trees in Australia? We don’t have them here in California. We have palm trees. Do you have them? They are not very interesting like gum trees.

  15. By Princess EvaNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy birthday to your Chook. So did I read your post right. They didn’t bring any leftovers home for you????

    Princess Eva

  16. By LorenzaNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy Birthday Chook!
    That Eat all you Want sounds pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. By RiverNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    Happy birthday to Chook! 16 is a great age. And you got a present on her birthday, now that’s cool. Did they open the windows? Did you bark to keep the house safe?

    love & wags,

  18. By SukaNo Gravatar on Aug 1, 2008

    hey Charlie Daniels,

    That bone looks awfully good! At least you get good treats on bi-ped birthday days! A Happy “Sweet 16th” Birthday to your bi-ped Chook! Did they bring you home a doggy bag of goodies? I sure hope they left the windows open for you!

    K loves the Kookaburra song. She used to sing it in grade school. She said thanks for sharing because it brought back fun memories of her grade school times.

    Hope another bi-peds birthday is coming up so you can get another good bone!


  19. By DeeforNo Gravatar on Aug 2, 2008

    That Kookaburra sounds really scary. Hope they don’t keep you up at night. My humans are pretty selfish with restaurant food–even in DOGGIE!! bags– they only share the bones but the rest they eat.


  20. By Georgeous GeorgeNo Gravatar on Aug 2, 2008

    :doghappy: Happy birthday Chook!
    Mummy said she learnt the kooko song at school in the UK.
    Happy F**rting.
    Love ‘n’Snuffs

  21. By OorviNo Gravatar on Aug 2, 2008

    Hi Charlie,

    Leaving you home alone, especially when they all go out to party, is something that I don’t approve of. Now that Chook is 16, she’ll be an adult soon – try to get her on your side! When she has a say (the real big “say” that matters) she would probably help you change the rules. In the meantime you should plan your strategy to get Chook on your side. Ruminate over the bone!

    Oh…Chook, Happy Birthday!

    Licks n Wags,

  22. By JacksonNo Gravatar on Aug 2, 2008

    Happy Birthday to your human chook. Hope she had a pawsome day.
    Also, just wanted to say thanks for your kind message on my blog. J x

  23. By MomokoNo Gravatar on Aug 2, 2008

    Happy birthday, Chook!I wish She had so nice birthday.

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