The Rooster Pouf

☆ July 14, 2014

It turns out that one of our baby poufs is a rooster!  Chloe, as I’ve noted before, is obsessed with chickens, and the new ones in particular.

Exhibit A:
crazy chloe
Back in May, when Siouxsie & The Bantams were transitioning outside, Chloe managed to cram herself between the rock wall and their enclosure. She just wants to be as close to them as possible.

For the most part, the chickies ignore Chloe because they are so used to her hovering around.  But the rooster pouf holds his personal space in high regard and isn’t afraid to make that clear.  This game (according to Chloe) / dance (according to me) / fight (according to the rooster pouf) has been taking place every morning for the past week or so, and I managed to catch a bit on video… before they knocked me over with a feather.

Chloe & Rooster Pouf from daily coyote on Vimeo.

Comments

38 Responses to “The Rooster Pouf”

  1. Karen
    July 14th, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    Gawd…. so funny!!!!! Such different intentions from both sides. I love the chickens’ background noise. So soothing!

  2. Kristan
    July 14th, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    Oh man, I cannot get over how much Chloe reminds me of my dog Riley. Same black eye patches, same mostly-white-with-hidden-black-spots body, same curly tail, same tufts.

    That said, I have NO idea how Riley would react to a chicken. I’ve seen him get that intense look, with accompany tail wagging, when faced off with a cat, but somehow I don’t trust him to back off the way Chloe does.

    Video of Riley with a puppy from a few years ago (suggestion: mute my obnoxious laughter): https://www.flickr.com/photos/kristan/3852712918/in/photostream/

  3. taffy
    July 14th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    oh that is so cute, Chloe is so excited to get some interaction! Young rooster strutting his stuff! He is quite the guardian already. What a gorgeous yard you have too!

  4. Scotty
    July 14th, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

    baaa haaaaa ! lol, that is priceless.

  5. Amy
    July 14th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    Dying! He looks so much like my crested rooster, Plucky. I love how he’s a tenth her size and acts like he’s 20 feet tall. And I love how much fun she finds their “game”.

  6. Patr
    July 14th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    Look at how her tail is wagging!!! I needed that!

  7. hello haha harf
    July 14th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    my day? MADE!

  8. Charly
    July 14th, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    That is one feisty, fearless rooster! Between the rooster and Chloe, I think the flock will be pretty well-protected. Thanks – that was fun.

  9. Maggie
    July 14th, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    hahaha so cute! Love it!

  10. Jenny C
    July 14th, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    How utterly delightful – ha! What a love, that Chloe, wagging away and staying just out of beak reach. She had plenty of practice when she was a pup and played w/Charlie. Perfect way to start the day, I’m sure, Shreve. :) Thx a ton for posting this.

  11. TomT
    July 14th, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

    That was great fun! Love the videos. Chloe’s got a new friend.

  12. wright1
    July 14th, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

    That pouf is channeling his inner dinosaur; so hilarious! And Chloe’s whole posture is wonderful.

  13. Elizabeth
    July 14th, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    This was a great way to end my day! I love watching different species figure each other out….more or less! So fun.

  14. Faye
    July 14th, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    Tango in black and white! Dramatic moves from rooster pouf, and Chloe matches him step for step!! :0)

  15. Heatherface
    July 14th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    This is great! I’m pretty sure my dog would be terrified of chickens.

  16. Torre
    July 14th, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

    so fun – thanks for sharing! i love Chloe’s playfullness – and that tail wagging just makes me laugh. that rooster takes his job seriously! still love that fence!

  17. kay
    July 15th, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    Chloe, ya goofy thing!

  18. Leisa
    July 15th, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    So cute – thanks for sharing! I love how hopeful Chloe is, with that tag just wagging away. She and the rooster match!!

  19. Melissa Edwards
    July 15th, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    I love it!

  20. ShannonCS
    July 15th, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    I love the contrasting colors between them. Chloe being mostly white with a little black on her head and the rooster being mostly black with a little white on his head.

  21. Catherine Deshayes
    July 15th, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    I love that rooster !

  22. Sheri Nugent
    July 15th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    Pets for the pets! Love it!!

  23. Ruth
    July 15th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Oh my gosh! What a study in black, white, green, dancing, hopping, psychology, and FUN!

  24. Nancy
    July 15th, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    Soooo cute! Chloe is all fun and Mr. Rooster is

    all business! It made my day, thanks!

  25. Sherri
    July 15th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    LOL, that Rooster must have some reiner in him, he’s go the moves….

  26. Lindsay
    July 15th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    That is hilarious and adorable all in the same sentence. Love how curious she is but the rooster aint havin’ that $hit. LOL

  27. ChristineV
    July 15th, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Love this. Chloe is so Cute. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Felyne
    July 15th, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    @Sherri He’s got the moves like Jagger! In my head, his name is now Mick.

  29. mlaiuppa
    July 15th, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

    Chloe is definitely playing with that rooster even if he is fighting with her.

    But I wonder, why that bird? There are plenty of other chickens in the yard. Is it because that is the only one that will “play” back?

    Now that you have a Poufy rooster, you might end up with some very interesting chicks if you choose to let some of those eggs hatch.

  30. JaneK
    July 15th, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    This could go viral! Funny!!

  31. Liane B
    July 15th, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    Love. This. Thanks.

  32. Eija Bucciarelli
    July 16th, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    So very cute, so very funny….. and for Chloe: is there anything more fun for ‘puppy’ than to be chased…!

  33. Patricia Long
    July 17th, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    It does look very like a dance between Chloe and the Pouf Rooster. In the end, the rooster wins! I love it! I love your green yard with all the chickens and Daisy and Chloe roaming in it!

  34. Nancy
    July 17th, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    Great video! I’ve never seen that kind of dance/fight before. Thank you for sharing and glad they didn’t knock you over! ;)

  35. Martha E.
    July 18th, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    It looks to me like Chloe has a new interactive toy. Her tell-tale tail tells all. This really ticks-off the rooster.

  36. Marg
    July 18th, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    Just catching up after a week away. Wow Shreve, your video skills have improved 100 %. That was a pleasure to watch.

  37. Kim
    July 31st, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    I love their dance. :D

  38. GD
    December 17th, 2015 @ 5:24 am

    Chloe is in lovely physical condition. It is great to see owners taking good care of their pets. I hate seeing fat dogs and cats. So unhealthy!

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