I know. I know as well as I know my name there are two sides to everything. For something to give joy you can bet it will also be able to cause pain. I chose long ago not to shut myself off from joy to avoid the pain.
I'm reminded by this card how much joy and pleasure my hens bring to my life. Now that I have them I can't imagine not having chickens. There is a sick one right now and the area vets are not interested in treating her. She needs surgery and it is a fact of life, chickens seldom live long after anesthesia, their respiratory system is too fragile. So I hold her and we tell each other stories, and time passes and soon the end will come.
"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959