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Rodney.

June 28, 2011
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This is Rodney. He’s a wooden rooster. Our house’s prior owners left him for us. Isn’t that thoughtful?

Rodney lives on the brick wall of our back patio right above the swing. He’s BOLTED to the wall. Here’s a shot of his humble abode.

See him there, happy as can be? He’s got a cushy life. Shade all the time, woodland creatures to spy on/befriend, and a primo view of the big maple tree. Sweet life.

Here’s my pickle. Rodney’s a bit dirty (don’t tell him I said that). His raffia bow around his neck is disheveled, and the wooden heart (securing said bow) is broken, God bless the lil guy. Also, no part of my design scheme involves anything remotely country (to my knowledge). But I just can’t get rid of him. Maybe it’s because I’m too lazy to unbolt him from the wall, maybe I’m afraid there will be a perpetual rooster-shaped outline on our pretty blonde brick, or maybe I just like the eclectic-ness of our little back door security guard. I’m thinking that with a little TLC, Rodney could secure a permanent role as woodland creature ambassador and porch guard. What do you think? Should I keep him around?

I think it would be fun to clean him, give him a new bow/heart transplant, and possibly paint him some crazy color combos like orange and turquoise to brighten him up. Just to add some personality to him. I could even paint him differently each summer. Would Rodney be perfect in polka dots or awesome painted argyle? Hmmm…

He is pretty cute… Thoughts anyone?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    June 28, 2011 2:22 pm

    Though I am not a country decor fan either, there is something about that rooster that has potential. I say clean him up and give him a makeover. He will be a great conversation piece!

  2. Michelle permalink
    June 28, 2011 3:12 pm

    You definitely must keep him, can you imagine putting that poor thing in the garbage can? He would probably really appreciate a makeover…I’m sure you will think of something really creative to bring him into the new millennium.

  3. Nickie permalink
    June 28, 2011 3:13 pm

    You very well could be right about the rooster shaped mark….hahaha. I say keep him and paint him fun colors :)

  4. June 28, 2011 4:54 pm

    First, you gotta keep Rodney. It would be wrong to dash him to the trash. But, I have a problem with a Polka dot or argyle Rodney. He needs to be the many wall chicken. How about green or brown with some with a bright red tie?

  5. June 28, 2011 4:55 pm

    That’s “manly” not “many” wall chicken – sorry!

  6. Mamma K permalink
    June 28, 2011 7:32 pm

    You have to keep him, he is already attached to you! He is just waiting in anticipation for his new extreme makeover….Poor thing , Lord only knows how long he has had to look like that!

  7. Carlene permalink
    June 28, 2011 8:29 pm

    I am with everybody, you have to keep him! I like the idea of a makeover every summer!!!

  8. Mom permalink
    June 29, 2011 7:33 pm

    SAVE RODNEY!!! He is a friend of The Ducks!

  9. Allison permalink
    July 1, 2011 1:15 pm

    Paint him black with yellow polka dots or all turquoise! He’ll look like a brand-spanking new rooster and be proud of his perch. : )

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