March 31, 2009
I rec'd this email yesterday from Lewy's new Mom:
Hi Kim! I just don't know where to begin about "King
Louie"!!!! I will try to keep this short though! I
just LOVE HIM already! He fits in so perfectly. It
was truly meant to be that I finally found a goose.
He's definitely the goose for me...I think he likes
me a little, which I wasn't daring to hope for!
It's so fun seeing him interact with the other
animals! Later today, we are all going for a walk
in the back pasture.
He was unbelievable on the way home...no pooping,
not a peep out of him. I wondered if he had a heart
attack but when we got home he had turned in his
crate and was just looking out at me inquisitively.
Then when I put him in his little cordoned off area,
the sheep came over to see him and he flapped and
hissed a bit. You could tell the sheep had never
seen anything like him either; they just stared in
their quiet, little contemplative sheepy way. Lewy
got over it quickly and checked out his house; I
threw the sheep and chickens out into the back
pasture and within 1/2 hour took down the plastic
barrier; Lewy was nonchalantly strutting around with
the ducks, eating, drinking and looking pretty
darned content to me. The Magpies gathered in a
corner at one point, conferred and sent Hugh (aka
Hewie) as an emissary; he was welcomed with a "honk"
and then Lewy took over the kiddie pool for an hour
or so; the magpies shurgged it off and retired to
a bathtub. Then Lewy got out of the water and spent
another hour preening and checking things out.
Anyhow today I put everyone together for about 30
minutes while I stayed in there before sending the
sheep and chickens out to graze and there were no
problems. I'll bet he is a very docile goose,
though I have nothing to compare him to. Maybe it
is easier for him not having another boy goose
Thanks again for him; he is just beautiful. Friends
came over to admire him yesterday for a bit. He
looks like a painting to me and is so perfect. He
doesn't even honk very loud...at his worst, he can't
compete with a chicken who has just laid an egg
(you know, that "I laid an EGGGGGGGG" cry they
I just love that email! It brings me so much joy when
families keep in touch after adopting! I LOVE IT!
Well... I did it... I put another pond liner into the
ground today! Now The Gate House has its own pond too
and it's bigger than the one that was in there before.
After I was done I let Dutch and Jack Frost swim in it.
They have sort of a love/hate relationship. I can only
put them together when I am chaperoning or else they
argue. The rest of the day they are on opposite sides of
a shared fence, visiting each other all day long and
sleeping side by side.
Jack Frost (front) and Dutch (back)
"Who you callin' small, little man?!" --Dutch (right)
Dutch's new pond!
"My nose is all better, Momma!" --Jack Frost
Photos taken in the bachelor pad:
Tommy Knocker, O'Malley, Obama
Tommy Knocker reflects on his
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