Fox Guarding the Chicken House?

 – – People are forever saying don’t let the fox guard the chicken house, presuming that if such occurs we are going to eat our charges.  Not all foxes like to eat chicken, however, I myself greatly preferring pizza, cheese steaks, Chinese food, or even a nice peanut butter and jelly sandwich!  The notion that mayhem will ensue when a fox guards a hen house is just another of those vicious stereotypes, and you know that we all are subject to them in some way, shape, or form…tell me about it!

What then usually happens when a fox guards a hen house? – -Well, we often wind up playing board games, usually simple ones as chickens are relatively mundane creatures not celebrated for their intellect.  I also find that I occasionally have to let the chickens win at the games lest they become unduly frustrated, and then I’ll have to listen to their knock-knock jokes, or something equally abhorrent!

…now you know, and perhaps one of you will be kind enough to send in a relief for me the next time that I’m called upon to guard a chicken house…it’s really no picnic!

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2 Comments on “Fox Guarding the Chicken House?”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Then, maybe we could modernize the saying to: “That’s like training Wile E. Coyote to be a sheepdog.” In reference to the vintage WB cartoons where WEC used the alias of “Sam Wolf” (as the co-worker/enemy of Ralph the Sheepdog).

    • vulpesffb Says:

      In one ‘toon, the two even punch a time clock at the beginning and ending of their day in the field…very professional and orderly!


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