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Texas Family Puts Obituary In Local Paper For Beloved Pet Chicken—And We're Legit Tearing Up

Texas Family Puts Obituary In Local Paper For Beloved Pet Chicken—And We're Legit Tearing Up
Updated 4 months ago

Anyone who has had an animal companion knows how they can become a part of the family. Most people's furry friends are dogs, cats, sometimes a rabbit or a gerbil... but this family took things to a new level.

Last Tuesday, this obituary appeared in the local newspaper, the Eagle:

Yes, this family paid for an obituary for their beloved pet chicken. The chicken, named Big Mama, was originally living in an apartment in Houston. When her owner grew tired of her and took her to be euthanized, the vet convinced her to give up the chicken so they could find her a new home, which is where Stephanie and Gregory Sword came to the rescue.

Some people expressed warmth towards the family:

Other people expressed their condolences:

Someone was even inspired to write a song about the late chicken:

"Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it finally found a home." We're not crying. You are.


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