Steve elbowed me. “Did you hear that?”
“Mpphhh,” I said, snuggling deeper under the covers and returning to my dreams in which a giant chicken was chasing the mass murderer H.H. Holmes, on whom we had watched (part of) a movie on the night before.
“It was your rooster.”
“No it wasn’t,” I said groggily.
And then, piercing the early morning stillness, came another crow.
“It must be another rooster,” I amended.
But this morning, after I let them out of the coop, and after they went hurtling up the small rise wings aflap (which always gives me a lift), my rooster lifted his beak to the sky and let out a bellow.
Well good morning Captain Beefcake. We salute you too.