Suspect Arrested in Egg Case

Jul
13


Stringtown, West Virginia.


A recent steep decline in egg production at a Stringtown facility was explained over the weekend when a large supply of nested products was uncovered by a farmer high atop haystacks.

Further inspection revealed the eggs, spread over two nests, numbered nearly three dozen. Investigators believe multiple hens were involved in the bootleg activity.

Previous production locations appeared to have been abandoned in the days preceding the discovery, though theft from the operation was suspected as a possible cause of the seeming decline in egg outlay. A person of interest in the case, Casper, known on the streets as Casper the Terrible, was identified early on by authorities.

Workers expressed outrage over the new egg removals, calling it yet another violation.

Speckled Hen: “I’m devastated. Now I have to start all over.”

Little Red Hen: “I’m calling my Congresshen.”

According to the farmer, the eggs belong to her.

The suspect denied all charges, though a body language expert detected deceit in his behavior.

Casper the Terrible was arrested and booked into the Stringtown Rising Farm porch penitentiary pending further questioning.

Or petting.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on July 13, 2010  

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  1. 7-13
    1:25
    am

    Made my night reading this post! You are one gifted writer. I look forward to the next adventure (debacle?) in the life of Casper the Terrible!

  2. 7-13
    1:57
    am

    Oh, my! Deception in the barn! Sneaky hens, bootleg operations, and a thieving juvenile canine offender – how do you handle it all?!

    :chicken: :snoopy:

  3. 7-13
    1:59
    am

    HAHAHAHA!

    too funny.

    :snoopy:

  4. 7-13
    2:06
    am

    Great story. I like how Casper’s ears go down. :happypuppy: :happypuppy: :happypuppy: :happypuppy: :happypuppy:

  5. 7-13
    2:46
    am

    Oh but he is sooo cute! He looks lees like a pup all of a sudden!

    Not having a confined area makes it hard to make sure the eggs are fresh. Other than that I can’t see much of a downside to free range, although I am sure you have a whole list!

  6. 7-13
    2:53
    am

    I LOVE Casper! Made my night tooooooooo! sneaky little devils! :snoopy:

  7. 7-13
    5:26
    am

    :lol: Congresshen? I almost fell out of my chair laughing! When my day is long, when I’m tired or weary, you are just what I need. Once again, thank you. I love your stories.

  8. 7-13
    5:38
    am

    I need CONGRESSHEN too..Six hens only two eggs??
    Love your stories!!

  9. 7-13
    6:10
    am

    That was hilarious! Thanks for writing on the adventures of Casper the Terrible. Jed & I love the pup stories.

  10. 7-13
    6:43
    am

    I’m sure Casper just thought they were little footballs. :woof:

  11. 7-13
    7:05
    am

    Congresshen?!! Funny!
    I hope he’s not eating them.
    Cause if he’s ever gotten a taste he’ll never leave them be.
    It’s where the phrase “Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog” came from.
    But I’m guessing you’ve figured that out. tee hee

  12. 7-13
    7:11
    am

    That was cute! You are such a good writer! As for Casper, he sure gets himself in some situations. Let’s hope the “jail time” will teach him a lesson. That is, until the next time…

  13. 7-13
    7:27
    am

    LOL.. that was so sweet :woof:

  14. 7-13
    7:39
    am

    tough job finding all the hiding places for eggs.

  15. 7-13
    7:42
    am

    Delightful. Thanks for the warm fuzzies!

    Send the police over this way. We have 9 layers and were averaging 7 eggs each day. That was until about 3 weeks ago. We droped to 4 eggs each day. I blamed it on the heat. DH was moving some wood and he found 2 nests with over 40 eggs in them. I lined “the girls” up and gave them a good talking to. Hope it helps!

  16. 7-13
    7:46
    am

    lol–i love your posts….this one was great!
    my daughter and i loved the ending the best :)

  17. 7-13
    8:05
    am

    This just happened to me recently. Somehow they decided that laying under my canoe was a way better idea than in their nest boxes. I have since REMOVED their canoe. I have dogs with fat bellies now!

  18. 7-13
    8:23
    am

    Love it! :sun:

  19. 7-13
    8:37
    am

    This story is too cute and that Casper is an adorable little booger. Thanks for making me smile!

  20. 7-13
    8:46
    am

    With those big brown eyes,I’m sure Casper could woo a jury and get off easily!

  21. 7-13
    8:47
    am

    “it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me……” casper

  22. 7-13
    9:13
    am

    Train (Ha ha!), train him to carry the egg bucket when you go to collect. That way his mouth will be full. Yeah, you don’t want to let him get a taste for raw egg. I’m sure he’d be so easy to train, as calm as he is. ;)

  23. 7-13
    9:31
    am

    Love the pictures, the writing. You made my day with this one, too.

  24. 7-13
    9:31
    am

    Suzanne you are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your stories, and the pictures just complete it all. Thanks!

  25. 7-13
    10:50
    am

    Hehe. That’s great! :)

  26. 7-13
    10:53
    am

    ha! how funny. look at the paws on that pup :heart:

  27. 7-13
    11:03
    am

    Little N just loves your stinker dog! I’ll bet his fur is nice and shiny soft with all that egg! :happypuppy: :happypuppy:

  28. 7-13
    11:45
    am

    Casper’s gotten so big!

    And Congresshen! BAHAHAHAHA!

  29. 7-13
    11:57
    am

    Suzanne, get those animals in a childrens book series! You can do it!

  30. 7-13
    2:00
    pm

    I agree Miss Judy! Suzanne you keep me entertained and tired all at the same time.
    Hopefully you read this as I found something for you. Wish I had the money to purchase and have sent your way. Maybe you just want to wait for your heritage blue ball jars, but if not there are 20 of them here… http://www.etsy.com/listing/51409357/20-vintage-blue-ball-mason-jars?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_page=3&order=&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title

    :woof: Pam

  31. 7-13
    5:10
    pm

    I’ve heard hens can be very sneaky and then you end up with babies you weren’t expecting. Maybe Casper was actually helping control the chickenbaby population? Besides, look at that face. So sweet and innocent, I can hear a young Donny Osmond singing in the background.

  32. 7-13
    5:14
    pm

    I loved the porch penitentiary!! too funny!

  33. 7-13
    5:27
    pm

    Lol! Puppyhood can be such a trial for mom and puppy, but they are just so cute, sweet and loveable! Who can stay mad at a puppy!

  34. 7-13
    5:56
    pm

    Casper’s brothers, “Buddy the Brawler” and “Bear the Biter” specialize in garbage-chewing and flower bed disturbance here at Stone Buhr Farm (Casper’s ancestral home).

    Congresshen! HAHAHAHA

  35. 7-13
    10:23
    pm

    You have so many neat mysteries to solve at your farm! This was so funny. Loved your newspaper-like reporting on the caper! Oh . . . little casper couldn’t be the guilty one!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 7-14
    10:29
    am

    Porch Petatentiary.

  37. 7-14
    9:04
    pm

    Too funny…gotta start making a list of all the Suzanneisms we’ve read about over the last several years…

  38. 7-22
    10:37
    pm

    That is so funny! I love it! Our hens are always hiding eggs too!

  39. 7-23
    10:34
    pm

    Your Casper is too cute! Sigh, that is the problem with our Nero. He’s just too cute to reprimand too much-he recently ate part of the arm on our brand new sofa. Whatcha gonna do???

  40. 7-23
    11:24
    pm

    :heart: bad bad dog Casper! I’ll take the little thief off your hands. :pawprint:

  41. 9-12
    12:06
    pm

    Casper is adorable! Loved the post. The hens have the best expressions in the pics! lol

  42. 11-29
    8:50
    pm

    What a hoot! LOVED it!

    Rascally hens….

  43. 11-2
    11:02
    am

    Loving it, this is the funniest story I have read in a long time! I love your writing, I going to be laughing out loud for the rest of the day remembering this moment!

  44. 2-2
    8:53
    pm

    this is a funny story. I have 2 little rascals, both resuce animals..who are fat and spoiled rotten now. Josh and Zack. Josh is about 8 now, I got him when he was 1 and we think Zack is about 4 this past august when I got him. They are partners in crime where snacks are concerned and having been starved in their before me day they are always up to no good in trying to conive food,., Casper is as wiley as my 2 are. Funny stuff.

  45. 2-2
    8:54
    pm

    :snoopy: I like snoopy..he’s always happy, like me! I praise God for another year!

  46. 3-23
    8:50
    am

    My 4 Siberian Huskies: Tala, Mukki, Lulu & Quinn are collecting bail money in exchange for chickens…
    I said “No!” but they don’t listen to me!

  47. 3-23
    1:40
    pm

    Hilarious!

    I have a pooch just like this on my little homestead. Missing anything, just check out Sugar’s stash. lol

    Great way to write about it.

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