One of my oldest and bestest of friends sent this photo to me. She says:
This is Ralph the Sacred New Year's Rooster. He showed up on our lawn New Year's Eve morning and has been our alarm clock for the past 4 days. Roosters are honored in most cultures and represent vigilance, protection, fortune, luck and a call to morning prayer. They symbolize sexuality, watchfulness, enthusiasm and a sense of optimism. The Rooster totem is about great power and mystery with ties to the ancient past and it is the enemy of evil spirits. So we figure that we have a sacred rooster in our yard. He says that you can pay homage to him with money and jewels and he will grant you fame and fortune in 2010.How lucky is she to have Ralph the Sacred New Year's Rooster?