A New Look for Rupert the Rooster
Years ago we bought a concrete rooster in St. Paul, Minnesota, while visiting our son there. Why did we buy a concrete rooster? Well, Judy has a thing about inanimate poultry. Ducks, peacocks, turkeys, chickens – but mostly chickens.
The rooster, which we have named Rupert (actually we’ve renamed him a couple of times, but I think we are sticking with Rupert) is dang heavy. I know because I’ve had to carry him around on a number of occasions.
While carrying Rupert I have been briefly tempted to express some misgivings about Judy’s insistence that we invest in a concrete rooster. However, we all have our quirks (I certainly have mine), so I just go with the flow.
Rupert is our only outdoor poultry (most are on the mantel in the living room). Over the years, he has grown rather dingy and mossy. I like moss, but it’s not a good look for a rooster.
So Judy decided to spruce him up, using some acrylic paint markers. After a great deal of careful work, Rupert had the appearance of a new rooster. I must admit that he is really quite handsome now.
We have given him a high-visibility location on the patio. I think he adds a certain dash to the back garden.
Not all concrete garden art should be painted, but I would say in this case it was the right choice.