My Private Torment

"I’ve tried to quit, honestly, I have.  Twelve-step programs, hypnosis, patches, pills, ointments, you name it.  But then I’ll be out with the boys at a party, and someone starts passing around a… a… chicken, and it starts all over again."


You’re such an enabler, Kathleen C.



  2. Is he tasting the little bird? :)

  3. firefinch says:

    Tastes like …

  4. SoCalSis says:

    That little chicken looks a little… nervous…

  5. *wants to fix the color balance….sooo badly!*

    [OK fixtded… – Ed.]

  6. Jezebel says:


  7. Weimies and chickens do NOT mix. Our three weimerainers felt duty-bound to keep the surrounding area fowl-free. Neighboring farmers didn’t much appreciate that…god, I miss them. (the doggies, not the farmers, or their chickens…)

  8. Kristabelle says:

    Torment! Poor doggie!!!

  9. katiedid says:

    “Just the tiniest of tastes!!! PLEASE!” *SLORP*

  10. chanpon says:

    I can understand why the chickie’s hair is standing on end.

  11. Mike, Mike, Mike, you are gone!! Yer one totally gonzo cuteologist…fear and loathing in the henhouse…

  12. It’s chicken-lickin’ good.

  13. But Rabbit, I wasn’t gonna eat it, I was just gonna… taste… it!

  14. Silvendil says:

    Politically incorrect! NomTom is BAD again!

    I like it ;)

  15. Hon Glad says:

    Oh to be stricken
    when licken
    a Chicken.

  16. Poohbear ref FTW

  17. Sweet Scout says:

    I knew kitten huffing was a problem, but chicken lickin’???

    I lost my half-greyhound girl Reilly today…and this was the first place I came for comfort. I love CO.

    Though Reilly would have had her jaws around that chick in a hot second. :-)

  18. Katrina says:

    chanpon-lack of moisturizing, I suspect. Just try to get a chicken (especially an adolescent to moisturize, really, try).

  19. Katrina says:

    Oh, Sweet Scout, my heart just breaks for you. I am just so sorry for your loss. She loved you very much, and that never goes away, you always have her love with you. I beleive that any creature that can love has a soul.

    You will come to a new normality in your life, and, perhaps a new love, but until then, know that we are with you.

  20. sweet scout, i’m sorry for your loss, CO helped me even more than usual when my boy gus died last fall.

  21. scooterpants says:

    mmmmm… chicken-EEE. :)

  22. Chicken huffing, harder to kick than heroin.

  23. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    It’s okay. I don’t think he’s “inhaling.”

  24. Khadija says:


  25. Caitlin says:

    Chickiiiieeees! Aw man, chickens are my favorite; teenage chickies are my FAVORITEST! Thank you thank you thank you :D :D :D

  26. WOW that’s cute. and hilarious. if only i could get my litte beagle/mini-greyhound mix to gently leeck my lovebird, instead of chasing him around the house…though i am more afraid for my dog’s nosicle than for the bird. he’s all, “just try it…JUUUUUST try it!” i tend to separate them when the birdy is out.

    p.s. “lick my lovebird”…sounds a bit wrong.

  27. Hmmm, tastes like chicken.

  28. What is it about chickens that doggies just adore? Remember the one covered in chicks?

    Scout, I’m sorry for your loss. I think we’ve all lost one or more beloved pets and know your loss.

  29. Khadija, I think you meant…


  30. paa-chickie

  31. Theresa says:

    @Sweet Scout, my Dante is sending you soothing purrs.

  32. It’s all right, relapse is a part of the recovery process. Now, just back away from the chick and we’ll get you right back on that wagon. Put the tongue back in your mouth…come on…you can do it….good boy!

    Sweet Scout…so sorry to hear about your sweet Reilly. It hurts to lose a treasured friend, but eventually the pain fades and the happy memories remain. I’m sure Reilly has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is playing with all the furry friends of CO who have passed before her. I wish you the best. *sending hugs*

  33. Isn’t that a toikey?

    then again, i am not an expert on farmyard fowl.

  34. i’m scared.

  35. SoCalSis says:

    Paw-chickie? or Maw-chickie?

  36. The Little myrmidon says:

    Ummm, guys, that’s not a chicken it’s a HAWK.

  37. Well it still tastes like chicken. Wait — chickenhawk! AHA!!

  38. The Button says:

    I think The Little myrmidon might be right…

    *squawk squawk*
    ain’t nothin’ wrong
    wif lickin’ a HAWK

  39. Actually it is an Aracana Chicken about 8 weeks old.
    They lay eggs that are in the blue to green color palate and are prolific egg layers.

  40. now i finally know “why the chicken crossed the road”!

    sweet scout-i am so sorry to hear about your reilly. i still grieve my kitty every day, and he passed away three years ago! i hope you see him in your dreams and get to play with him there.

  41. Khadija says:

    Bev… hihi pah-chickie!!!

  42. Kristabelle says:

    Ah-say, ah-say, ah-say…

  43. i love the obscure Monty Python reference

  44. Chronic Sender-Inner says:

    Hey, I hate it when CO farks up my sense of reality… I call Theo on this one!

    Chicken’Licken’ – the new Punkin’Chunkin’!

  45. Hey, this one’s not my fault.

  46. Chronic Sender-Inner says:

    you didn’t play the old switcheroo? hmmmm OK stop blaming Theo – got it on my calendar!

  47. Katrina says:

    Good golly, the intertubes really does have Henerey…OK.

    “AH, say, AHH, say, bo-y, he looks, I say, he looks like a chicken hawk,” my all time favorite, Foghorn leghorn.

  48. I think he is thinking BBQ

  49. You are so fun-nee and this picture is so cuuuute!

    I know it’s lame I always write the above, but when someone gives me a good laugh I can’t help it! ;D

  50. scooterpants says:

    that’s a rough looking chicken, looks like its already been swallowed and
    and came back up the ‘hard way’. and that dog is freakin me out. wymeramers are some kind of intense…
    i’m thinkin.

  51. NurseNoir says:

    The tongue!

  52. awww! look at the puppy eyes! it will never stop XD i’m addicted to chickens too, specially breasts!

  53. berthaservant says:

    :: invisible nommage tag ::

  54. It may be a chicken now but it will be hawked up in a minute!

  55. Melinda says:

    That’s the ultimate in restraint. Poor pup, trying so hard not to eat bird.

  56. gloomygrrl says:
  57. BlueChipmunk says:

    Isn’t anyone worried about the poor bird? A very irresponsible thing to do! Evil people act like chicks are disposable – they are sweeties and shouldn’t be put in this situation!

  58. So sorry, Sweet Scout. RIP, Reilly dawg.

  59. Sweet Scout says:

    Thanks to all for your kind words about Reilly. My daughters and I celebrated her 10 years with us as well as our Perfect Kitty ™ Malcolm’s 3rd birthday tonight.

    BTW, Reilly’s big bro’s name was Theo…and THAT was a magnificent dog.


  60. Sweet Scout says:

    Not that Reilly, or any of my lost and present pets, aren’t magnificent.

    Aw hell. My friend told me there’s no crying in baseball, but this….

  61. kibblenibble says:

    Sweet Scout: Hang in there. I’m sure that for Reilly, it was heaven here on earth with her human family.

  62. Lent has been going on for a week… and haven’t had a cigarette yet! :starts nomming on a chicken:

  63. MCR fanatic says:

    that so cute! love the look in the dog’s eyes: cute, sad, in a tormented sort of way.

  64. The look on the goggies face ^_^ Priceless… Just.. one… lieck…

    Ps. Can anyone tell me what pahsikie means? Me and my boyfriend have been arguing about it for ages…

  65. “Chicken Lickin’ is lickin’ chicken!” Jan-Michael Vincent in “The Mechanic”. So prescient.

  66. The Little Myrmidon says:

    Annie is correct. It is an Aracauna Chicken. I Googled it. I just didn’t think it was a chicken because it has no wattles or crest.

  67. Kristabelle says:

    Sweet Scout – ((((HUGS)))) to you.

  68. it is most definitely a chicken. A chicken in its ugly teen stage but yes, a chicken. Chicks go from fluffy cute to a molt/adult feathers are growing in stage where they are very awkward looking.

    Its still a baby!

  69. cataddict says:

    Sweet Scout – It’s been three years since I lost my two kitties that were with me for 20 years. I still cry. You move on, but some things you never get over….

    My thoughts are with you.

  70. M… giving up cigarettes..Good for You! Best of luck with that, it’s so much better for you not to smoke. Nomming chickens is much healthier!

    Anne..pasickie (or Pahsikie or however you spell it) is a reference to a previous post on CO (Theo or with a link please) in which an adorable tike is sitting in his highchair and his Mom is offering him a popsicle and asks him what he wants and he says “pasickie”. It is an adorable post, although it attracted a lot of nuffing from the “no-humans-on-CO” crowd. Since then “pasickie” has been used in the comments espcially when there is nuffing about cute human babies, or any other babies, or when people feel like using a cute word for the cute on CO, etc. Hope that clears it up.

    (So who won, you or the boyfriend?)

  71. Noelle –
    (all ya gotta do is Sizzearch)

  72. lemurland says:

    Oh please. There are so many more harmful habits than chicken licken’. What’s the worst that can happen? The chicken gets a little wet. The dogs eyes roll back in ecstasy. A human takes a picture. No one really gets hurt. ~shrug~

  73. LOL oh I know my Chickons, we have them.. Strictly for egg laying and eating bugs around the yard.. And they are darned cute too let me just say. By the way in another two to three weeks that liitle hen will be gorgeous and fully feathered with adult feathers.
    Also I believe they are training the dog that the chickon is not for eating or chasing. and that is a good thing other wise the hen would be toast pretty fast.

    As to PA-sickie I love that term. IT makes me smile every time some one uses it. but that is just because I miss a good pudding fling.

    And Sweet Scout (((Hugs)) IT is heart breaking to lose a pet .. They are so much more than that in the family.

  74. @lemurland – Harmless? Pshaw! What are you, some kind of shady chicken hawker? You know full well, don’t you, that lickin’ chickens leads to soft kronschin’ robins, and next thing you know, you’re in a back alley injecting pigeons into your veins. (Don’t ask how that’s possible; I wouldn’t know. But I heard it on the internet, so it must be true. Desperate dogs will do anything for a fix). The chicken hawkers must be stopped!

  75. Anne,

    “Pasickie” refers to one of the most adorable baby videos ever made. It was posted here on CO, but I can’t find the CO page with it, so I have located it on another site for you:

    Believe it or not, some CO afficionadoes were actually pissed that CO had featured that cute human baby instead of an ani,al in one post!

  76. I can’t find the CO post with “pasickie,” but here the video is on another site:

  77. Sorry about the double posting. The first one didn’t show up for some time after I thought I had psoetd it, so I just assumed that it had gotten lost in the ether.

  78. cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  79. Katrina says:

    Now, according to my horoscope I’m having a five-star day. Posting Pahsickie is certainly part of my five star day! Come on Aries-Peeps let’s all make this a five-star woopie-doo day and all other Peeps, do your best! Love you all!

    Sweet Scout- how are you and your family holding up? I send you hugs.

  80. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    mmmmm…. Weimie tastes chickie before deciding if he will be on the lunch menu… ;)

  81. tigersquash says:

    im sorry, sweetscout :(

    that puppeh is so cute!

    but i dont think the chicken thinks so….


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