Monday, July 13, 2009

Rooster Cogburn

One of my staff gave me a gift today -- a rooster. As you can see he's a handsome soul. He's from the enclave of Oecussi. My staffer carried the rooster over on the ferry -- the only way you can get from Timor-Leste to Oecussi without going through Indonesia.

In the hour or so that I have owned my first rooster, he's been crowing up a storm. Maybe he misses Oecussi or maybe he's just happy to be here!

I was told that he's trained to fight, but I have announced his retirement from the cock-fighting ring. Now that will give him something to crow about!