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:
You know, it takes a really special family to take a rescue chicken in. (We're not being sarcastic. It really does.)— City of Hutto (@HuttoTX) January 23, 2018
We're sure Big Mama appreciated it, too.
I think it was wonderful thanks Danielle rip BIG Mama— Danny purvis (@dannypurvissr) January 25, 2018
I love you deeply for having loved Big Mamma so much!!!— efelsafa tener (@efelsafatener) January 29, 2018
Other people expressed their condolences:
RIP "Big Mama," and go Astros! That's always something to crow about! 🐔— Scott Maier (@samaier) January 23, 2018
Someone was even inspired to write a song about the late chicken: