free bird live


Here’s to the new me. The old me. The you-don’t-even-know-me. To the me that died twice before I met you: third time’s the charm. Been chewed up and spit out more than I’ve ever seen a sunrise, and I’ve only ever liked sunrises when I’m with you. I’ll become something you’ve never seen before, nothing borrowed, nothing blue. Set my head aflame, built a home out of the ashes, let the wind blow it away into the sun. The breeze sings, lo que está muerto no puede morir. And when there’s nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.

I don’t know that kid anymore, and maybe I never knew him at all.


Looking at this lad, this special baby boy, Ginger “Sweeney” Ale, I am reminded that most little roos his age don’t have it so nice. He and his fellow roosters that live with us are pets, they’re loved just as much as the hens even though some of them we’ll have to re home (maybe I’ll keep one or two inside so I can still have my baby boys)- only to places where they’ll still be loved pets.

Roosters are deemed so unnecessary that they are packing peanuts. Literally. Hatcheries stuff the male birds in with other birds you order to keep them warm, they say you can dispose of them or raise them to eat. It is absolutely disgusting. In other parts of the industry the baby chicks that are male are ground up alive because they have no use, before then the birds often aren’t fed, given food or water, never know love…not to say that the egg production hens have it any better. They only live about a year in a tiny cage, unable to do the basic things that all chickens want like forage, dust bathing, preening, snuggling, basking in the sun. Even the so called “cage free” birds live miserable lives. But the roos aren’t even allowed to live, I suppose at least then they’re only suffering for a short amount of time.

Given the chance the little baby puff balls could grow to be loving little friends that make you smile, they’re smart, curious, gentle souls that just need love. Of course I’ve dealt with the so-called “mean” roosters, the thing is they don’t have to be aggressive. It’s in their instinct to defend their flock and when they attack you it’s your fault for not bothering to integrate yourself into the flock. Sure you may have raised them but just like humans that relationship will need to continue beyond when they’re little in order to stay healthy. 

So please…love roosters. They don’t deserve the hell we make them endure.


“Rest up, my feathered friend. Preserve your strength. Because tomorrow, we’re going to play a little game.”


Lynyrd Skynyrd performing “Free Bird” at the BBC in 1975.

anonymous asked:

[Screaming] MIMO PLZ!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Who asks the other on dates: Momo obviously Mina would rather game at home…actually, they’d both rather nap together
Who is the bigger cuddler: Momo again cause Mina is too shy shy shy…most of the time

Who initiates holding hands more often: still Momo but plot twist, Mina when Momo gets lost in the crowd *see this fancam*

Who remembers anniversaries: Mina, the attentive brains of the pair

Who is more possessive: surprisingly, Mina Momo isn’t as whipped as she is

Who gets more jealous: Mina cause Momo be hoeing around too often

Who is more protective: also Mina cause Momo is a precious child

Who is more likely to cheat: …..the snake in the relationship. I don’t even need to name her and there’s waaaayyy too many gifs to attach so I won’t even try lol
Who initiates sexy times the most: if Momo doesn’t then they’d probably both be nuns most of the time. eeerrr, or at least Mina would be. jk if they didn’t take turns initiating my fanfic would be rather boring and repetitive it wouldn’t be Mimo

Who dislikes PDA the most: Mina! Momo runs on PDA. Mina does PDA too but she’s much more subtle about it

Who kills the spider: neither, they’d call in Jeongyeon to help
Who asks the the other to marry them: Momo! the impulsive one

Who buys the other flowers or gifts: both cause Mina is rich and Momo loves Mina too much *inserts gifs about Mina’s $150 perfume that she sprays all over her bed before she sleeps*
Who would bring up possibly having kids: probably Mina? Momo is still a kid. they probably wouldn’t have kids for a looonnngg time though. Mina plans a lot and Momo still wants to be a free bird and live life a bit more before settling down
Who is more nervous to meet the parents: Momo cause the Myouis are all perfect like Mina, but Mina would be really nervous too because she’s a precious nervous child

Who sleeps on the couch when the other is angry: Momo’s second home is the couch, jk Mina is waaayy too nice so she’d probably just give Momo the silent treatment
Who tries to make up first after arguments: neither are the type to want to say sorry first but Mina would probably have to do it because Momo can be quite stubborn. actually, I take that back. they’d probably both apologize to each other excessively even when it’s not their fault cause they just love each other that much
Who tells the other they love them more often: Momo is a pile of mush, but Mina shows her love through other ways