What is a Fuster Cluck?

A fuster cluck occurs when someone lets the fox into the hen house!

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you have been hit by a tornado before you get that first cup of caffeine? I have days like that when at 4:30 AM the dogs want out, I cannot find my socks, and have misplaced my glasses. The horses cannot find their own stalls (even though they go in them every other day perfectly fine), the light bulb is out in the tack room, and I cannot find the feed supplements anywhere! Never mind the frozen buckets of ice in the horse stalls and footing so slick I think I need ski poles to keep me upright! Yikes! What a way to start the day.

When things go awry I get to make a choice, I can jump in and join the insanity going on around me like a crazy hyena, or I can stand back, and observe the entertainment going on before me. Now mind you this is my circus, and these are my monkeys (or should I say horses, and dogs) but it doesn’t mean I need to join them at center stage. In fact, when I stop, breathe, shake my head, and smile at the insanity going on about me the monkeys start to calm down, the horses find their stalls, I locate my glasses, and life starts to fall into place, and well I am just a bit more grateful for that cup of caffeine when I actually do get it.

Remember the next time your in a fuster cluck, just smile, and enjoy the show. Life really is here for our amusement. Don’t take it too seriously even if it is your circus and your monkeys!