Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If it Quacks Like a Duck . . .





Did you know geese eat petunias? They do. And did you know that they loved them so much that they brave the scorn and rebuke of the humans tending those petunias? They do.

See the goose above? He is the goose who took a liking to Carl's petunias. (Technically, they are my petunias, too.) He's the same goose that Julia is chasing down the road. Julia is my daughter-in-law who stands ready to protect us from all things. I don't know what she plans to do with the goose if she catches him. Fortunately, she never does. Geese are really loud, flappy and they are quite heavy. I think they also bite and peck. Julia does not seem to be aware of that.

Later, though there is no cameraman available, Julia and Carl were seen herding the goose down the road to Oquirrh Lake. Though they did try to appear cool while doing so, they actually looked like they both might bolt and run if the goose tried to show them who was boss. It was among my favorite days. The goose has not been reported to have been seen in the neighborhood since.

5 comments:

Kris-Tell-Klear (or not) said...

Is it me or are there no pictures of the goose?

Wendy said...

I can't see the goose pics either. I'm glad Julia's looking out for you but tell her to be careful - geese are meaner than hell! We used to get chased/bitten by them at Redd's Pond when we were kids - scars I tell you, scars!

Lindsey said...

Linda you should really re-load the pictures because I can't see them either. I would really love to see Julia chasing a goose!

Linda Aukschun said...

Sorry about the goose shots, folks. They are up now. They really do make the post, don't you think?

Wendy said...

Brilliant!! Phew~!! I'm so glad it's a Canadian goose - it's the gray geese that are mean as snakes. Canadian geese are wonderful - they'll eat out of your hand. All the mean genes must have gone to the gray geese. I would like a Canadian goose as a pet, maybe it's the Canadian thing - you know, Arnold Friberg and the Mounties...