POKEY JR: EVEN ROOSTERS GET SECOND CHANCES
Author: Brad Hauter
Pokey Jr is a story about friendship and affection, growing up and growing older, power and purpose, loss and despair, failure and redemption, and the impact of friendship, all told through the life of the handsome young rooster, Pokey Jr.
Hatched on a small farm in the midwest, we follow Pokey Jr's youthful adventures as he learns how to 'rooster,' eventually challenging for the right to lead the flock. However, status and power are fleeting, and in due time Pokey Jr is dethroned and dejectedly moves himself to the back porch of the farmhouse. Here, rooster and farmer grow an unlikely friendship that includes tractor rides, trips into town for coffee, and hanging out with the cat on warm summer evenings. But, even as Pokey Jr settled into his remarkable new life, the call to rejoin the flock echoes in his genes. It was time to return to roostering and once again challenge for the leadership role.
This heartwarming story reminds us of the healing power of friendship and that second chances and a little perseverance can lead you to your life's purpose.